AmsterDamn Am Presented by Volcom, Amsterdam, Holland
Europe’s premiere amateur street skateboarding contest, AmsterDamn Am 2009, returns to the Skatepark of Amsterdam on July 24th, 25th, and 26th and has a overall purse of 15,000 EU. 1st and 2nd place win plane tickets to Tampa Am 2009 in Tampa, Florida, USA, and are seeded directly into the Semi-Finals. The top 12 placings will be qualified for Tampa Am 2009. The winner will also win a return plane ticket to AmsterDamn Am 2010.
- Doors open at 10:30am daily
- Friday, July 24th - Arrival & Practice
- Friday, July 24th (evening) - BBQ at the Marnix Bowl (If weather doesn’t permit it will be at Amsterdam Skatepark.)
- Saturday, July 25th - Street Qualifiers
- Sunday, July 26th - Semi-Finals, Finals, & Best Trick
- 100 skaters maximum
- Pre-registration only and cost is $100 EU. Contact Rob Meronek - firstname.lastname@example.org
Fly to Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam (AMS). Take the train from the station inside the airport to Centraal Station (about 15 minutes and 5 EU). Once at Centraal Station, exit the rear doors and head towards the water. When you arrive at the only street, go left and walk down to where the blue ferryboats are docked. 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).
We are staying at the Hotel Bellevue in Amsterdam. Click here for a Google map. 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 – 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 there.
KLM and Transavia are both Dutch airline companies who have many flights in and out per day to most countries.
For more info visit: volcom.com or volcomeurope.com