Dragon boat festival Race The Dragon 2020
Dear dragon boat friends,
Every year dragon boat club United Dragons from The Netherlands is organizing its festival Race The Dragon in the city of Alkmaar. Due to the unique character of the sport and location of the event the festival has grown to be one of the best and most popular in our region. Due to the size limitations of the shipping canal which runs through the center of Alkmaar, the race is planned over a distance of 200 meters, in compliance with the Dutch Dragon Boat Federation rules. Our event attracts the best Dutch dragon boat squads and of course international teams are very welcome to join us for these races. The competition will be divided in races for local corporate/novice teams and experienced racing teams.
An date for the 2020 edition is not set yet, but is expected to be in june. As soon as the date is set it will be posted on this website. Like our facebookpage or ask to get notified through the contact form
The festival site is located in the city center of Alkmaar along the North Holland Canal near the city beach ‘De Kade’. From the new lowered quay with wooden platform, you have a good view on the races. On the festival grounds you can find food trucks for a drink and a snack and there is a children’s corner. A DJ provides a musical decoration.
And the fun doesn’t have to stop when the competition day has ended. Why don’t you stay for the night and enjoy Alkmaar a little bit more.
Very near to the competition course, in the heart of Alkmaar, you can find the hotel Kings Inn, a very nice and cosy place. When you sign your team up you’ll receive a discount code from us for the hotel. Kings Inn is a good place to start a pubcrawl in the city, have a nice dinner or try your luck in a pub quiz which can be arranged on request. For those who would like to explore our city and its surroundings on their own, Kings Inn has many possibilities like rental bikes, a guided citywalk and more. For more information, possibilities, prices and contact check the website www.kings-inn.com. Kings Inn has up to 160 beds, so be quick to be sure you can stay there!
Signing up your team
Signing up is not possible yet. As soon that’s possible it posted on this website or our facebookpage. If you want to get notified when signing up is possible ask to get notified through our contact form
If there are any questions, please use our contact form.