From cricket to rugby, hockey and cycling, this summer’s sports highlights

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There is a lot of international sports on offer for fans in the Netherlands this summer. Here is a summary of some of the main events.

dutch golf open
The dutch golf open The tournament kicks off the summer of sport, which will take place from May 26-29 at the Bernardus golf club in the heart of Brabant. Thomas Pieters, Bernd Wiesberger and the twins Nicolai and Rasmus Højgaard are among the players taking part in the 102nd edition of the event, which is the oldest tournament on the European tour.

This summer’s cricket season in the Netherlands is a feast for fans, with the West Indies, England, Pakistan and New Zealand playing Oranje over the next four months. It is, Dutch cricket officials say, the biggest season for the Dutch team.

The season kicks off with the VRA club from Amsterdam hosting the West Indies on May 31, June 2 and 4, followed by England on June 17, 19 and 22. New Zealand are in town for two games at Voorburg on August 4-6, and the season concludes with Pakistan on August 16-18-21, hosted by the VOC in Rotterdam.

rugby sevens
Dutch Highlights rugby calendar, amsterdam 7 rugby tournament, returns to the capital on June 4 and 5. Total 70 teams, male and female, will fight for the titles over two days. May buy tickets online with a 20% discount citing DN2022.

Women’s Hockey World Cup in Amstelveen and Spain
The 16 best women’s hockey teams in the world will participate in the World Cup from July 1 to 17, with the group stage matches and crosses spread between the Olympic Stadium of Spain in Terrassa and the Wagener stadium in Amstelveen.

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The semifinals and the final will take place in Spain. The Dutch, in Group A with Ireland, Germany and Chile, are defending champions and have high hopes of retaining their title.

dutch athletics championships
The weekend of June 24-26 is your chance to see some of Holland’s best athletes in action, as the Dutch National Championships take place in Apeldoorn.

Many athletes will treat the event as a warm-up for the world athletics championshipswhich will take place in Oregon, USA, from July 15 to 24. Olympic medalists Sifan Hassan, Anouk Vetter and Femke Bol are expected to participate.

Johan Cruijff Shield
The match between the league champions against the KNVB Cup winners is the traditional start of the football season and will take place on the last weekend of July. Ajax and PSV will be in contention for the trophy again, with Ajax looking to avenge last season’s 4-0 thrashing. PSV won the KNVB Cup and finished second in the Eredivisie to Ajax last season.

Back to Spain
Yes, it is the Spanish equivalent of the Tour de France, but this year the the return will start in the Netherlands on August 19. The event was scheduled to start in Utrecht in 2020 but was canceled due to the coronavirus.

Utrecht will host the team presentation, the initial time trial and the arrival of the second stage, which begins in Den Bosch. The third stage will start and finish in Breda. The start of the race also coincides with the celebrations for 900 years since the founding of Utrecht.

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Time trial specialist Tom Dumoulin will be among the favorites to win the prologue stage, while Bauke Mollema, Mathieu van der Poel and sprinter Wout Poels will be looking to win the stage.

The circuit from the air. Photo essay products through the Zandvoort circuit

Dutch Grand Prix
The Zandvoort circuit will welcome the Circus Grand Prix on the first weekend of September, with the big race taking place on September 4. Fans without tickets and hoping to see Max Verstappen live will have to stay tuned reselling platform for deals, as the event sold out last year.

Amsterdam World Series of Darts Finals
The 2022 World Series of Darts Finals will take place from September 16-18 at the AFAS Live venue in Amsterdam. In all, 24 of the world’s top stars will be in action, including players from the year’s World Series events around the globe.

Highlights abroad
Of course, there is also plenty of sporting action involving Dutch teams abroad this summer, including more athletics and of course the Tour de France July 1 cycle race that has a massive following in the Netherlands.

women’s european soccer championship
The Dutch women’s team will also defend its European title in England this summer. The tournament begins on July 6 and ends with the final on July 31. Holland will be in the opening match against Sweden on July 9.


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