6th Annual AmsterDamn Am Presented by Volcom Stone, Amsterdam, Holland
Europe’s premiere amateur street skateboarding competition is at Skatepark Amsterdam on July 1, 2, and 3: Google Maps: Skatepark Amsterdam.
On top of the amazing location and one of Europe’s best skate parks, an overall purse of 15,000 Euros is the icing on the cake for this amazing contest.
LIVE WEBCAST at volcomeurope.com: Saturday and Sunday at 1pm.
Friday, July 1st
11:00 – Registration and Practice
21:00 – Volcom Entertainment presents Valient Thorr live at the Pacific Parc, Cultuurpark Westergasfabriek (www.pacificparc.nl)
Saturday, July 2nd
10:30 – Open Practice for Damn Am skaters only
13:00 – Qualifiers
100 skaters, five heats
Two, one-minute runs, best run counts
Top 30 skaters advance to Semi-Finals
Top two qualifiers go directly to Finals
20:00 – BBQ, beers, and session at the Marnix Bowl (weather permitting). If bad weather, party at Skatepark Amsterdam
Sunday, July 3rd
10:30 – Open Practice for Damn Am Semi-Finals skaters only
13:00 – Semi-Finals
Two one-minute runs, best run counts
Top 10 advances to Finals to meet up with top two qualifiers Finals
Start directly after the Semi-Finals
Three, one-minute runs, best run counts
All 12 skaters qualify for Tampa Am 2011
Top two skaters go directly to the Tampa Am Semi-Finals
and get free plane tickets to Tampa courtesy of Volcom
Winner also receives a plane ticket back to AmsterDamn Am 2012 Best Trick
Available only for Damn Am skaters
21:00 – Post contest mop up party at the Minds, Spuistraat 245 (www.theminds.nl)
Street Purse in Euros:
Side Cash for Bangers: 550
Best Trick Purse in Euros:
Pre-registration only. Contact Rob Meronek: email@example.com.
Skatepark is open 12:00 to 21:00 during the week prior of the event
Contest: Skatepark Amsterdam – TT Neveritaweg 15a, 1033WB Amsterdam, NDSM terrein
Marnix Bowl: 111 Marnixstraat, Amsterdam
Fly to Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam (AMS). Take the train from the station inside to the airport to Centraal Station (about 15 minutes and 4 Euros). Once at the station, exit the rear doors of the station and head towards the water. Once you arrive at the only street, go left and walk down to the blue ferryboats. The boats are free and you will want to take the last boat on the left, next to the benches. Once arriving on the other side, the skatepark is straight ahead and to the right, in the old industrial area (shipyard, NDSM building).
Hotels in Amsterdam tend to be expensive and hard to find at the last minute. If you are planning on coming, take a look at booking.com and get a leg up on reserving a room!
Generally you will want to be in or around the Centraal Station. If not, be aware when you make the reservation and verify the location of the hotel. Otherwise it could be a big surprise!
There is a Botel (Boat+Hotel=Botel) right next to the Park if you want to stay right there.
KLM and Transavia are both Dutch airline companies who have many flights in and out per day to most countries.
Check out coverage from last year: