First edition of the Amsterdam Water Games
Diving, synchronized swimming, soap box races and many more – see for yourself
- August 14, 2019 21:30
- Aseniya Dimitrova
Amsterdam is getting ready to welcome a major festival of water games. From 23 to 25 August 2019, the first edition of the Amsterdam Water Games (Amsterdamse Waterspelen) will take place. A fantastic summer weekend full of special water sports, blood-curdling races, water science, live music, good food and free swimming for young and old are looming on the horizon. There is something in for all swimming enthusiasts, including:
- X-diving - it is a combination of clean jumping, free-running and trampoline jumping from a high ramp. It is for those who want to push their limits, take on new challenges and show tricks;
- Water sports program where children between 8 and 16 years old can get acquainted with water sports for free. Under the guidance of professional instructors, they can learn sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, supping and water skiing;
- Jumping competition where a jury assesses your performance during 2 jumps and gives you the chance to with a cash prize;
- Demonstrations of historic and modern ships and races with soap boxes on a huge ramp and so much more!
Naturally, the organization also provides a snack and a drink. Visitors buy a one-off cup or bring one from home to have it filled in order to generate less waste.
Curious about the full program or interested to sign up? Then check out the website of the festival.
Like the article? Subscribe to our newsletter to receive the latest from the EU cities right into your inbox.