FOOTBALL TOURS TO EASTER OPEN

DESTINATIONS

The Easter Open International Youth Football Tournament is played in North-east Brabant and North Limburg, Holland. Close to Eindhoven the tournament is rapidly growing attracting over 600 teams from Holland, Europe and USA. The event is held close to all of the major tourist centres in Holland giving a wide choice of optional excursions and is a comfortable drive from the North Sea Ferry ports.

16 facilities will be used over 2 days, and all the games will be played on grass. Traditionally the tournament will be played over the Easter weekend with the official opening of the weekend taking place on the Friday evening, followed by the games for the group stages on Saturday. Sunday the progression games and the finals will be played with every team having games scheduled over 2 days. In the group stages there will be either 4, 5 or 6 teams in a group and games will be played either in the morning or in the afternoon, allowing spare time for other activities during the day.

Age Groups:

Boys - U9 to U19

Girls - U13, U15, U17, U19

  • Resorts
  • Accommodation
  • Excursions
  • Itinerary

Holland is only a ferry crossing and short drive from the UK. With a number of different destinations, various accommodation options, fantastic sports facilities and a wide selection of excursions and leisure activities, Holland has proven over the years to be one of our top European destinations for sports tours.

North East Brabant/North Limburg
North East Brabant/North Limburg

Groups that attend the Easter Open will be located in the Nort East Brabant/North Limburg area of Holland

  • Close to German border
  • Short drive to a number of towns and cities including Eindhoven, Venlo and Nijmegen
  • Host of accommodation including popular holiday parks, hotels and hostels

There are a range of accommodation options from hostels to 3/4* hotels to holiday parks with choice of meal plans to suit individual groups and budget. Please find some of our example accommodation below:

Center Parcs Het Heijderbos
Center Parcs Het Heijderbos

Center Parcs Het Heijderbos:

  • 4, 6, 8 berth self catering cottages with kitchen, Living area and bathroom
  • Indoor subtropical water paradise and number of shops and restaurants onsite
  • Numerous onsite activities including mini-golf, zipwire, archery, biking and more...

To enhance your tour experience a number of excursions and activities can be added to your itinerary:

Amsterdam Arena
Amsterdam Arena

Home to Hollands most prestigious and iconic football club, Ajax, as well as hosting many games for the National side. The Amsterdam Arena boasts a capacity in excess of 53,000 seats as well as state of the art technology. Groups are shown around by a passionate football guide starting with a video of the history of Ajax. The 90min tour will give groups the opportunity to visit the changing rooms, press room, control room, corporate boxes, players tunnel, pitch side view and trophy room before finishing in the club shop.

Duinrell
Duinrell

A combined theme park and tropical indoor swimmingpool. Popoular attractions include the park’s latest rollercoaster the Falcon, the Mad Mill, the Toboggan Run, and the Splash. In the heart of the amusement park you’ll find the Tiki pool. With its eleven slides, dynamic Typhoon wave pool, funnel slide and lazy river the Tiki Pool is the largest covered waterslide paradise in Benelux.

Philips Stadion
Philips Stadion

Home to PSV Eindhoven, an experienced host guides you on a tour through the Philips Stadium including a visit to the PSV Museum. You will see the key elements of the stadium including the Business Club, the press centre and the tunnel to the pitch. Of course a visit to the dressing rooms is a must. A guided tour lasts for about one hour and a half and there is an opportunity to visit the club shop for souvenirs. Groups may also wish to combine the stadium tour with a visit to the clubs training complex 'De Herdgang' and watch a first team training session .

Phantasialand
Phantasialand

Phantasialand Theme Park in Brühl near Cologne is one of Europes top entertainment parks offering six unique themed lands (Berlin, Fantasy, Mexico, China Town, Mystery and Deep in Africa) with attractions suitable for all ages, as well as  International award winning shows and enthralling entertainers. Explore a silver mine in the Wild West, experience the special effects of a river rushing through canyons or take a journey through awe-inspiring distant galaxys. For the ultimate rush, you can ride thrilling roller coasters like the “Black Mamba”, “River Quest”, “Talocan” and “Mystery Castle”. They promise you action, excitement and a whole lot of fun. 

Please find below an example itinerary, (NB: choice of ferry routes available including overnight Newcastle-Amsterdam and Hull-Rotterdam):

 

DAY 1.

Meet at school/club to load coach

Depart by executive coach and transfer to Dover for ferry crossing

Arrive at Calais and transfer to accommodation

Tournament opening ceremony

Evening meal at accommodation

 

DAY 2.

Breakfast at accommodation

Tournament group stage matches

Optional guided tour of Philips Stadion (PSV Eindhoven)

Evening meal at accommodation               

 

DAY 3.

Breakfast at accommodation

Tournament progression games and finals

Closing ceremony and presentation

Evening meal at accommodation

 

DAY 4.

Breakfast at accommodation

Full day at Phantasialand Theme Park

Evening meal at accommodation

Optional evening activity ie. Ten pin bowling

 

DAY 5.

Breakfast at accommodation

Depart and transfer to Calais for ferry crossing

Arrive at Dover and transfer back to school/club

 

Tour ends

 

Please note this is an example itinerary. Tailor made schedules can be arranged to suit specific group requirements where possible.

Further Information

For further information and a tailor made proposal please enquire further