Football is a favourite sporting activity in Holland and is usually played in teams of all ages throughout the country. Thus, wherever you go, you are likely to find groups of football players, and regardless of your ability level, you are sure to enjoy the match. Holland is famous for hosting numerous youth football tournaments around Europe, including the Easter Open West and the FC Tilburg International, among others. It explains why the country is a favourite destination for school football tours. Explore the most popular Holland football tournaments in 2019.
The Easter Open Tournament
This year’s Easter Open will be held in North of Limburg, North-Eastern Brabant region and the West. It is among football tournaments 2019 that are known to attract more than 600 teams from the USA, Holland and Europe to promote football among young boys and girls. It is hosted close to all major tourist centres in Holland with up to 20 venues hosting this two-day match. All the games will be played on artificial pitches or grass. Holland has a tradition for holding the Easter Open during the Easter holiday and this year’s is no exception. It will be held on April 20th and the 21st with the official opening happening on Friday the 19th. The teams will play in the morning or during the afternoon to provide adequate time for the groups to organise themselves.
There are plenty of Holland football tournaments held during the Spring season. The Juliana Malden Cup is the most popular and is held in May. Julians Malden provides five grass pitches and two artificial ones for play during the UK Bank Holidays, i.e., May 25th and the 26th of 2019. There will be group games, which will be played on Saturday 25th while the playoff and final matches will be held on the 26th. In 2018, 48 teams from around the world participated in the Juliana Malden Cup with players aged 9-15.
The Dutch Soccer Youth Cup
It is part of the Spring tournaments as it will be held from 26th May-28th May 2019. Last year’s competition attracted more than 100 teams from France, Germany, Turkey, Belgium and England. The 2019 match will be the second Dutch Soccer Youth Cup tournament, and more teams may join in. It will be held in Rotterdam, Holland, a popular tourist attraction in the country, known to host famous football clubs like Sparta Rotterdam and Feyenoord. The tournament is played according to age groups, i.e., ages 7-17, followed by preliminaries and then to the finals.