WHERE WILL THE TOURNAMENT TAKE PLACE?
Topsportcentrum Almere Pierre de Coubertinlaan 7 Almere
Why in Almere?
Close to Amsterdam, in Almere, there is a brand new top sport location. It holds the most pickleball courts in the country, thus a perfect location to welcome all international players. The sports hall is superb and offers all facilities needed. The venue is on walking distance from the train station Almere Poort. If you would like to stay in Amsterdam, a train will bring you to Almere in 20-25 minutes.
The town Almere
Almere is built in a typically Dutch polder landscape, land gained from the sea in 1968. Only in 1975 Almere was founded and it expanded rapidly. Now it is the 7th largest city in the Netherlands. Thus, Almere is a young and big city but has nothing fancy to offer and is not touristic at all.
WHERE CAN YOU STAY?
With the help of Booking.com we will below recommend some hotels. These will offer good value for money and are situated close to a train station from where you can catch a direct train to Almere Poort.
Prices, especially in Amsterdam, vary daily. So the prices mentioned below are an indication. Hotels outside of Amsterdam are evidently cheaper.
Close to the venue. Transportation times mentioned indicate the time directly to the sports hall
Bastionhotel, Audioweg 1 Almere
Price € 100/room 2 persons breakfast included (prices vary a lot per booking site)
Bus 322, to Amstel, 10 minutes drive
Car 3 minutes
Bicycle not advisory
Apollohotel, Koetsierbaan 12 Almere
Price € 100/ room for one night, 2 pers, breakfast included
Bus 322, to Amstel, 5 minutes walk / 15 minutes bus ride
Car 12 minutes Bicycle 20 minutes
Fynnhotel Koopmanstraat 3, Almere
Price € 100/night 2 persons breakfast included
Train 7 min walk, 7 min train
Car 11 minutes
Bicycle 20 minutes
Marina Muiderzand, IJmeerdijk 4, Almere. This place is very close to the venue and you can park your camper there but they've also some very special places to stay like beach lodges, hikers cabins (also on the water), dune houses etc.
Weesp is a pittoresque town. It is pleasant to remain there without it being too touristic.
Hotel het Hart van Weesp, Herengracht 35, Weesp
Price € 100 / night for 2 persons, breakfast included
Train 10 min walk, 14 min train
Car 14 minutes
For those who want to play pickleball ánd enjoy the city of Amsterdam, we've selected a few hotels, not too expensive and nearby a station with direct trains to Almere Poort.
For the same price, hotels in Amsterdam have a lot less to offer. Especially the centre of Amsterdam is crowded with tourists. Its a city that never sleeps.
On Wednesday 23 May it is possible to play pickleball in in Amsterdam, sporthal de Pijp. Near Amsterdam Centraal station, connection to Almere Poort takes 25 minutes.
Very touristic area
- Hotel CC, Warmoesstraat 42 Amsterdam, 5 minutes walk to Amsterdam CS €40 pppn, breakfast not included. Rating 7,7
- Hotel Library, Prins Hendrikkade 144 Amsterdam10 minutes walk to Amsterdam CS
€ 180 /night for 2 persons, breakfast
- Hotel Ramenas, student hotel, Haarlemmerdijk 61 Amsterdam
15 minutes walk to Amsterdam CS
€ 50 pppn, breakfast included.
- Bed and breakfast for 4 persons, ran by a graphic designer who amongst other things also designed the pickleball logos. The B&B is in a nice little street near Amsterdam CS
Near station Muiderpoort, connection to Almere Poort 19 minutes
- Hotel the Manor, Lineausstraat 89,
8 minutes walk to Muiderpoort Station
€160 / night for 2 persons
Near station RAI, connection to Almere Poort 35 minutes
- Motel One Europaboulevard 213,
3 min walk to station RAI € 90/ night for 2 persons, breakfast not included Rating 8,8
Near station Zuid, connection to Almere Poort 32 minutes
- Qbic hotel, Matthijs Vermeulenpad,
17 minuten walk to station Zuid
€55 pppn, breakfast not included
If you want to book another hotel in Amsterdam and you don’t have a car, you can also look near the following trainstations
Station Science Park commute to Almere Poort takes 22 minutes.
Amsterdam Duivendrecht commute to Almere Poort takes 24 minutes
Haarlem is a beautiful city, as old as Amsterdam. It is intimate and holds a rich history.
On Thursday 24 May in the afternoon,there will be a sightseeing tour (included) and in the evening it is possible to play outdoor pickleball.
Per train it takes 52 minutes to get to Almere Poort, and you have to change trains at least once.
- Hotel Raeks, Raaks 1-3 Haarlem
€90/ night for 2 persons, breakfast not included
If you have found an accomodation and have any doubts or questions, do not hesitate to send us an email.
Loes Zijp, Loeszijp@gmail.com
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