Men and women 7s teams can enter their team in the ‘Elite Pier’ or the ‘Social Shield’ competition. Men & Women Vets (+35) will be competing in their own 10-a-side tournament also divided into Elite and Social Golden Oldies.
📣 the 50th Anniversary Sweepstakes. All teams that register will automatically be added to the Sweepstakes. On Saturday the 3rd, around noon, we will raffle the last Beer & Bites vouchers for two participating teams.
We can’t wait to welcome you all in June! Make sure you don’t miss out.
This team package includes access to the event for 15 people (e.g. 12 player, 3 staff ), lunch on match days, a match ball, a team photo, and an unforgettable weekend!
This team package includes access to the event for 18 people. (e.g. 15 players, 3 staff) lunch on matchdays, a match ball, a team photo, and an unforgettable weekend!
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Map: The Red mark shows the Amsterdam 7s Ground. Within the green circles (and outside of Amsterdam) You are most likely to find cheaper Hotels. Within the blue circle, you find the hotels in the city center. These Hotels are most likely to be more expensive. Here you can find the most fun bars, but keep in mind, you need to be fit the next morning 😉
We offer players, fans, and visitors a place to camp only 5 minute walk away from the playgrounds. Costs for staying will be way lower than sleeping in a hotel and the other good thing is that you will stay among loads of other participants and fans.
On the campsite, you’ll have three options. You can bring your own tent, you can bring your own camper or you rent one of the existing accommodations (tiny house, glamtainer, glamping tent)
The campsite has its own bar and tiny restaurant where you will find anything you need to survive the weekend…
The Amsterdam 7s is a diverse, fun, and competitive tournament.
Any team from all over the world can register to play at the Amsterdam 7s. Registration opening will be communicated via the website and other Social Media channels. We do not send out invites, you have to register using the online registration process on the website. Any team at any level can apply. We welcome club sides, social sides, invitational sides, and even full international sides. We try to fit in as many teams as possible and only very rarely have to disappoint teams so it is always worth applying.
When we do have too many teams there is a selection process. The selection criteria include the (promised) quality of the team (the better the team, the better the chance of getting in), where you are coming from (teams from countries or parts of countries that are under-represented get preference) and regulars also get preference. Also, the earlier you apply, the better the chance of getting in. There is no closing date for applications as we sometimes get late call-offs and can fit in teams at the last minute.
The process to register a team to take part in the Amsterdam 7s is the same for the Men 7s, Women 7s, Men Vets 10s and Women Vets 10s. The only way to register is by using our registration process in our webshop.
The application process starts by going to de Amsterdam 7s webshop. A new screen will open with the webshop where you can choose your tournament package. Click here.
When this process is completed, you will be redirected to our back office, make sure to fill out your team details (tell us about the team) as well as upload a team picture and team logo. We will use this to promote the teams on our social media!
To start the registration process you need to register yourself (use the link “New Contact”) as a contact person and register your club. You only need to do this once and can change or remove your contact details and change your club details at any time.
Most likely a known contact person can provide you with the credentials or you can retrieve them if you have forgotten them. If this has no result then start registering yourself and your club again. After having logged in.
Follow the help instructions by using the question mark buttons. Use “My Clubs and Teams” to manage your applications.
When your club details are in the system you can enter a team into a tournament. The contact and club details only need to be filled in once and can then be used for applications each year. It is also possible for one club to enter teams into more than one tournament (Men’s tournament, Women’s tournament, Veterans (men or women) Tournament, and more than one team into one tournament although it is unlikely both teams would be accepted. You can also see details of all of your previous applications from 2022 and the years before.
All of your data is protected by the Login and Password so that only authorized people can access it. You can change or delete your contact details at any time. Club and team details can be changed at any time. It is possible to have more than one contact for a Club. We like to have more than one contact person as this reduces the chance of losing contact with a club (computer viruses, changed e-mail address, people leaving the club etc.). We will only use your data for the purpose of running the Amsterdam 7s tournament.
The two main selection criteria are the quality of the team and the geography. If you can bring a top-quality team, we will confirm a place straight away. We do try to check out teams that claim to be top class. Teams that have played in the tournament before and have performed well also get preferential treatment. If you come from a country or area that is not well represented you will stand a much higher chance of being selected. Because it is easy to get to Amsterdam from the London area the number of applications from that area is very high. Applying and paying the entry fee early also gets your team preferential treatment.
Due to the many entries, it is highly likely that no ‘second teams’ will be allowed in the same class this year.
The selection is a continuous process and, especially for top teams, the process can carry on until the last minute with teams dropping out at the last minute and teams applying. It is never too early or too late to apply.
Yes, often the weekend before or after the Amsterdam 7s there are other tournaments in the area like: Ameland Beach Rugby – Flanders open and North Sea Beach Rugby. Check their website when the tournaments take place to complete your tour.
The entry fee for 2023 is €600 for a 7s team and €720 for a 10s team. This includes entry to the tournament for 15 people for the Men & Women 7s (18 for the Veterans 10s), a match ball, packed lunches for Saturday and Sunday, a team photograph and much more. Note, if you are bringing more than 15 people on the touring party (18 for the Vets) you will need to purchase extra weekend tickets for these people. Teams can order extra weekend tickets (15 and more) at a discount compared to the regular price by entering the number of tickets they want into the application in our webshop (there is a field there) and paying the extra money in the same way as the entry fee or with the entry fee.
The only method of paying the entry fee is by using our webshop.
Arriving in Amsterdam
You need to be in time for the tournament to start on Saturday morning. Time depends on when the first games will start. The game schedule will be available as soon as the team setup has been finalized. On Saturday morning you need to sort out the administration. Get your lunch tickets and game ball.
We recommend scheduling arrival on Thursday. Use Friday to acclimate and you are welcome for a training session on the grounds.
The final game finishes around 18.00 on Sunday. This is followed by the prize-giving ceremony followed by a few hours of very sociable winding down. If you are booking a flight, try to get one as late as possible on Sunday or, even better, wait until Monday. Leaving early and missing the final and after party is something you want to avoid at all costs. Late planes avoid having to make the choice. Warning: booking a taxi to the airport is no guarantee it will arrive or that someone else will not steal it. The party moves to Coco’s Outback at the Thorbeckeplein until late on Sunday. Well worth staying on for.
The first games will start between 09.00 and 10.00 o’clock on Saturday. On Saturday the last games usually finish at 17:00. The draw for Sunday is made when all games are finished on Saturday so most teams wait around to find out who they are playing and how late their first game is. The draw is usually available about one hour after the last game finishes.
Sunday starts at 10.00 in the morning. From lunch onwards, the final games will be played. (Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals and Finals) Culminating in the big final starting around 17:30.
The Amsterdam 7s is held at:
National Rugby Centre Amsterdam
Sportpark de Eendracht
Bok de Korverweg 6
1067 HR Amsterdam
If you have access to (Google) Maps you can enter “Amsterdam Rugby 7s” and this will show exactly where the tournament is held. You can also plan your route using these tools.
From Amsterdam Central Station take bus 21. This bus takes you to the bus stop ‘Aalbersestraat’ close to the Amsterdam 7s. You have to walk for the last few minutes. The buses leave approximately every 15 minutes. It takes approximately 50 minutes to get to the Amsterdam 7s .
From The Amsterdam 7s to Schiphol Airport walk back to bus stop ‘Aalbersestraat’ and take bus 61 to Sloterdijk station. Here you hop on the train to Schiphol. You can buy a three-day (72-hour) pass for €20.
Don’t get lost. The route description below is now the way you get to the National Rugby Centre Amsterdam if you come via Haarlemmerweg (N200), the easiest way for most people coming by road. Coming from Amsterdam, head towards Halfweg and Haarlem on the N200 until you hit traffic lights with a signpost for Geuzenveld to the left. Turn left if you are coming from Amsterdam and then turn right at the T Junction about 200 meters further. Immediately after the enforced left turn, turn right onto Cornelis Outshoornstraat which becomes JM den Uylstraat. A little more than a kilometer further there is a bend to the left into the car park. Allow at least half an hour from Central Amsterdam.
Always check Maps before getting on the road.
There are Taxi ranks on the Leidseplein and at the Central Station. You can also book a taxi or minibus to pick you up. The number of the biggest taxi company is +31 20 777 7777. A number of teams have asked about booking a taxi/minibus to travel to and from the tournament. To book in advance try TCA at +31 20 7777777. Ask for “special vervoer” which is the section dealing with mini-buses.
The tournament structure can be checked when the regulations for each year’s tournament are put on this website. The structure can change depending on the number of teams who have registered and the number of pitches. The usual structure is as follows. Each of the Tournaments is split into two parts: The Saturday Pool Games and the Sunday Competitions.
You can enter a team in the following competitions:
The Amsterdam 7s takes place on the outskirts of Amsterdam at the National Rugby Centre in Geuzenveld. Most people stay in the center of Amsterdam.
The best places to stay are:
No. The local council gets very upset about this and there are also security staff who patrol overnight and will ask you to move on if you try to camp there.
HOWEVER, We do have an Amsterdam 7s campsite next to the event! The campsite will be transformed especially for the teams and visitors of the Amsterdam 7s. This already promises to be the best campsite of the year!
Visas are needed for nationals from the Pacific Islands including Fiji and Tonga, Africa, South Africa, most of Eastern Europe, and Asia. Airlines will only let you onto the plane if you have a valid visa and we have had players left behind at the Airport. More commonly, teams apply too late (we recommend you contact the consulate or embassy 8 weeks before the tournament) and can only get appointments after the tournament and so cannot come. If you want to avoid problems, read this section carefully and apply as early as you can. The reference site for this is the official website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken). Click here to get to the site. Once on the home page, you can switch the languages at the bottom of the page. Enter ‘Visa’ in the Search box to get to the relevant information.
The countries where you do not need a visa are:
The countries where you do need a visa are:
If you, or one of your players, needs a visa you will need to contact me as the Embassy or Consulate will need proof of your invitation to the tournament and insist on a formal letter with headed paper, etc. Some embassies and consulates will allow a scanned copy by e-mail, but not all. You will need to check beforehand with the embassy/consulate exactly what you need to bring as it can be a real bummer as well as a waste of everyone’s time if you are missing one item.
If you need a visa it can take up to two months to get an appointment and get your visa.
If you are coming to the Amsterdam 7s you need to arrange your own travel and health insurance coverage. The Amsterdam 7s have strong medical support at the tournament with doctors, medical assistants, and a medical room where minor repairs (stitches, bandages, etc.) can be carried out. However, if you need to go to the hospital you will need medical insurance. If you are an EU Citizen you are covered if you have an EU EHIC (European Health Insurance Card, replaces E111). Some non-EU nationals resident in EU countries can also get an EU EHIC. Check your local EHIC website. In the UK these are available from the NHS at no cost and are valid for 3 to 5 years. If you have private health insurance, check you are covered.
The EU EHIC does not cover repatriation. You will need travel insurance for this. We encourage everyone coming to the Amsterdam 7s from abroad to take out comprehensive travel insurance.
The fixtures and scores will be available online during the tournament. From midweek before the tournament, the fixtures for the Saturday Pools will be available online. During the day on Saturday, the scores and tables will be updated and available online. On Saturday evening, hopefully by around 18:00, the fixtures for Sunday Morning will be available online. During Sunday the results will be updated online during the day and, as teams progress, the teams in each fixture in the knock-out phases will be filled in as the teams qualify.
To access the fixtures and scores click on “Fixtures & Results”. In the Fixtures and Results screen select the results you want to see.
The current year’s Saturday fixtures will be available from midweek before the tournament, Sunday Morning fixtures from about 18:00 on Saturday and the knock-out games on Sunday as teams qualify. You can also select any year to see the completed results of previous tournaments.
Choose either Saturday or Sunday. This can be done by selecting either the date or choosing the Saturday or Sunday radio buttons. Tournament Choose Women 7s, Men 7s, or Veterans 10s.
If you leave this blank it will create all fixtures/scores for that tournament on that day. You can select, for example, Silver Pier Sunday Pool matches or Heineken Boot Semi-finals. This will show all Silver Pier Sunday matches or all Heineken Boot semi-finals.
To select just one pool or match you can select it here. For example, there are normally 12 pools in the men’s Saturday Pools. You can select one of the 12 pools. Similarly you can select semi-final 1 or Semi-final 2.
Click on “Create Report”. The report can be printed off.
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