Over the last few years, the number of participants in the Heineken Roeivierkamp has grown rapidly. While it makes us very happy to see the popularity of our event increase, it also presents us with some logistic difficulties. As some of you may have noticed in the last years already, this mostly shows in the blocks on Sunday morning, where particularly the first block of the day is very crowded. To prevent this situation from getting unmanageable for our race directors and officials or unsafe for our participants, we have therefore decided to introduce a cut-off in the Men’s Masters Division, similar to what was introduced for the Club Eights some years ago. In practice, this will mean that after Saturday, only the top 75 crews of the entire Men’s Masters Division will qualify for the 5K on Sunday. While we realize this will affect a small number of crews in this division, we think that this is the most fair solution for now. We are exploring a definitive solution for the coming years that will ensure every participating crew can safely take part in our competition. This will be communicated in time by the race directors, but will not be implemented this year.

Our race directors are happy to answer any questions that might arise following this announcement. Feel free to send an email to

We’re pleased to announce that the 47th edition of the Heineken Roeivierkamp will take place in the weekend of 9th and 10th of March 2019! More information will be posted later this year. We hope to see you all at the Amstelriver in 2019!

Everything is packed, and the dust is settled at the Amstel river. It was a blast! We could not have been prouder. More crews than ever attend the regatta, the races and the atmosphere were great, and even the weather could not have been better. Hereby we would like to thank everybody who took part in making the 46th Heineken a success. A big thanks to all the rowers, coaches, internationals, umpires, photographers, timekeepers, course builders, volunteers, (ever) raging reporters, video crews, screen manager, the old-guard, safety personnel, food-carts and of course all spectators.

Pictures from the event can be found here:

Our very own Videocie produced stunning video reports, subscribe to our channel for more! Hope to see you all next year!

The results are now online! You can find them at our results & records page.

The Dutch combi crew has done an amazing job and broke the 2500m record, set in 1985, in the women quadruple field.

The official draw for the Heineken Roeivierkamp 2018 is available at our registration page or alternatively via Time-Team.

NOTE: During the initial draw procedure, the bow numbers were wrongly assigned in alphabetical order by club. This error has been corrected and the bow numbers have been reassigned in random order. The correct numbers have been published on Friday at 20:30 hours.

As some of you may have seen, the ice has melted rapidly this week. This afternoon, our race directors did a full course check and there is no reason to expect any ice on the river Amstel this weekend. This means that the 46th Heineken Roeivierkamp is on! Every crew will be able to race a full race. We look forward to seeing you this weekend!

Tonight will be the last night that the temperature in Amsterdam will be below zero degrees Celcius. Although most of the racing water is still covered with ice, the temperatures are expected to rise in the coming days. As of now we are expecting the ice to be gone by race weekend. We are still in close contact with our local weather authorities and we will update you again might there be changes in the forecast.

On Wednesday March 7th, we will provide a final decision about the continuation of the race. We have different scenario’s ready for the possible cancellation of one or two of the distances might the ice be still present on our long course. However, we are aiming for a full race.

The show must go on!

In the past days we’ve received a lot of messages about the weather prediction for the coming days and the consequences this would have for the Heineken Roeivierkamp. As you can see below, the predictions for now are indicating that the “Siberian Bear” will only be with us for this week. After that it’s back to our good old Dutch spring weather. This means that for now, there is no need to worry about the possibility of ice on the river Amstel on the 10th and 11th of March. We are in close contact with our local weather authorities and will keep you updated, might the forecast change in the coming days.

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