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The Amstel Gold Race 2017
(VIP and Hospitality Packages)

Sunday April 16th 2017

The Amstel Gold Race is the most famous yearly cycling classic in the Netherlands and it takes place in the most southern province of Zuid-Limburg every year. It is the only Dutch one-day race on the UCI World Tour. The race has been organised since 1996 and will have its 52nd edition in 2017. The whole weekend you can experience the cycling festival which is the Amstel Gold Race in this cycling mad part of Holland.

The ‘Amstel Gold Race’ is a massive popular event in the Zuid-Limburg region of the Netherlands. The whole nation turns out to see the heroes of cycling battle it out for the win. This year Limburg will be dominated by the Amstel Gold race again on 15 and 16 April. On Saturday you can participate in the Tourversion of the Amstel Gold Race.

Sunday 16 April will be the date of the Amstel Gold Race and the World’s best male and female cyclists will battle for the first place on the podium. New is the first edition of the women’s race with race director Leontien van Moorsel which means that you will see more passages of top cyclists, another finish award ceremony.

You can be there too and our VIP-formulas allow you to be a race insider throughout the day. Whether you choose to be at the start in Maastricht or on one of the legendary climbs in the like the Cauberg or at the finish in Valkenburg, we have different VIP access options available for you.

Amstel Gold Race weekend tours:
If you would like to spend the weekend in Maastricht then you can book on our weekend tour which takes in both the Amstel Gold race Sportive on Saturday and the Pro race on Sunday. We offer guaranteed entry into the Amstel Gold Race Sportive as an optional extra.

All the available Amstel Gold Race VIP and hospitality options can be booked as part of our travel package. You can view our weekend travel package here.

Maastricht city centre hotel:
We have the excellent 4 star hotel Crowne Plaza Maastricht available for 1, 2 or 3 nights. The hotel is located right in the city centre of Maastricht and it is ideal to book together with a hospitality experience. Click here for information and to book the hotel.

The **** Crowne Plaza Maastricht:
The Crowne Plaza Maastricht is uniquely situated on the banks of the river Maas with an excellent view of the city of Maastricht.
You can make use of the convenient parking facilities, excellent service in the in-house bar and restaurant, and you are in the perfect location for strolls along the river on the Maas promenade.
There is also a fantastic selection of delicious dining options and high street shopping in the nearby Hoogbrugstraat and Rechtstraat.

On sunny days you can sit and relax on the terrace. Meet each other for a cup of coffee during the day in our bar Club d’Artagnan, or for a cocktail in the evening.

Hotel details:

  • Reception is 24 hours available
  • Wake up service, luggage store, Room service
  • Check-in From 15.00 p.m.
  • Check-out Until 12.00 am
  • Breakfasts on weekdays from 06.30 am until 10.00 am. During the weekend from 06.30 – 11.30 am.
  • Rooms have Airconditioning, Safe, Bath, Minibar, Roomservice, Telephone, Flatscreen TV, free wireless (basic) internet

Bar ‘le Club d’Artagnan’ – bar with river view and the city of Maastricht. Opening hours 10 am until 01.00 am

Itinerary for the 2017 event:

Race day schedule of events:

  • 10:20: Start of the Amstel Gold Race for Men in Maastricht
  • 10:40: Start of the Amstel Gold Race ladies race in Maastricht
  • 11:50: First passage of the men of the finish line in Valkenburg
  • 12:36: First passage of the women of the finish line in Valkenburg
  • 13:07: Second passage of the women of the finish line in Valkenburg
  • 13:37: Third passage of the women of the finish line in Valkenburg
  • 14:02: Finish of the women’s race in Valkenburg
  • 14:51: Second passage of the men of the finish line in Valkenburg
  • 16:33: Third passage of the men of the finish line in Valkenburg
  • 16:57: Finish of the men’s race in Valkenburg

VIP – MAASTRICHT START:

PROGRAMME – Sunday, April 16th, 2017 – 08:00 am to 10:15 am:
Be right in the heart of the action in the start town of Maastricht. Experience the unique start of the 52nd Amstel Gold Race from a front row position. You will start your day with a VIP breakfast on the ‘Scheldevallei’ river boat near the market in Maastricht. After breakfast you will be welcomed at the Markt in Maastricht for the official team presentation. You have access to the sealed-off area where you will be up and close to the riders before and during the start and your day includes:

  • Delicious breakfasts aboard the luxury boat, ‘Scheldevallei’ located near the start zone in Maastricht
  • Close access to the team zone where the teams prepare for the race
  • Access to the VIP start area in front of the start podium

Price: £85 per person

VIP – EXPERIENCE AND ENJOY:

PROGRAMME – Sunday, April 16th, 2017 – 11:00 am to 18:30 am:
The Experience and Enjoy VIP package offers you an afternoon of cycling fun and enjoyment. The men and women will pass this area several times before the final finish. You are welcome in the VIP-pavilion before the first passage of the riders. The VIP-pavilion offers you an unforgettable day with the possibility to watch the 3 men and women’s finish-line passages before the exciting finish. After the finish you will see the winner being interviewed and the winner’s ceremonies. All of this whilst enjoying an extensive offer of food and drinks. Screens are available to watch the race or even better, you can see the riders pass before your own eyes from the VIP-terrace.

The highlights of this package are:

  • Access to the Amstel Gold Race VIP-pavilion located directly at the finish line
  • Culinary programme (lots of food and drink)
  • Watch the women’s and men’s passages of the finish line plus the actual finish and the award ceremonies
  • Be close to the winners when they give their first interviews
  • Meet former Amstel Gold Race winners
  • Reserved parking included
  • Souvenir race programme and small gift

Price: £255 per person

VIP – ‘START TO FINISH’:

PROGRAMME – Sunday, April 16th, 2017 – 08:00 am to approx. 18:30pm:
On The Cauberg, Amstel Gold RaceThe ‘From Start to Finish’ package offers you a whole day of cycling fun, from a breakfast before the race to drinks afterwards. We invite you to start with watching the race in Maastricht, just like the riders. After breakfast on the ‘Scheldevallei’ river cruise ship, you will go to the official team presentation on the ‘Markt’ in Maastricht where you will have a close-up view of the riders before the start from the VIP start area.

From 11:00 am you are welcome in the Amstel Gold Race VIP-pavilion to see 3 live race passages and to watch the race on large TV screens whilst you enjoy the food and drinks on offer. After the finish you’ll have the best view of the winners and the award ceremonies.

The day’s highlights are:

  • VIP breakfast on the ‘Scheldevallei’ near the start in Maastricht
  • Access to the team zone where the teams prepare for the race. Within walking distance
  • Access to the VIP start area in front of the start podium
  • Experience the unique start of the race from a first row position
  • Experience the race and view several LIVE passages of the riders
  • Culinary programme (lots of food and drink)
  • Watch the women’s and men’s passages of the finish line plus the actual finish and the award ceremonies
  • Be close to the winners when they give their first interviews
  • Meet former Amstel Gold Race winners
  • Reserved parking at the VIP pavilion included
  • Souvenir race programme and small gift

Price: £299 per person

V I P – A DAY IN AN OFFICIAL AMSTEL GOLD RACE CAR:

PROGRAMME – Sunday, April 16th, 2017 – 08:00 am to approx. 18:30pm:
Be a ‘Directeur Sportive ‘ for a day and spend the day on the course of the Amstel Gold race in an official car. Your driver is an ex-pro who will be your host for the day. He will meet you in Valkenburg at 08:00am before taking you to the start in Maastricht.

PROGRAMME OF THE DAY:

  • Meeting with your driver at the VIP-pavilion in Valkenburg at 08:00am
  • You will be accompanied by a former pro cyclist
  • VIP breakfast in Maastricht on the ‘Scheldevallei’ river boat
  • Access to the team zone where the teams prepare for the race. Within walking distance
  • Access to the VIP start area in front of the start podium. Within walking distance
  • Experience the unique start of the race from a first row position
  • Lunch en-route
  • First class race experience in an official Amstel Gold Race car
  • Experience the race and view several LIVE passages of the riders
  • Culinary programme (lots of food and drink)
  • Watch the women’s and men’s passages of the finish line plus the actual finish and the award ceremonies
  • Be close to the winners when they give their first interviews
  • Meet former Amstel Gold Race winners
  • Reserved parking at the VIP pavilion included
  • Souvenir race programme and small gift

Price: £579 per person

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HOW TO BOOK:
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At time of booking we require a non-refundable deposit per person plus any applicable entry fee. The balance of your travel package must be paid, at the latest, 12 weeks before departure to avoid the cancellation of your trip.
Please look here for our full booking conditions

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Important Information:

Single travellers and twin to share:
We welcome single travellers on our tours and holidays as it is a great way to join a like-minded group of people and you will make lots of new friends. If you would like to join our group as a single traveller we can offer you two options. A single room or if you want to avoid the single supplement then you can make use of our ‘twin to share’ option. We will pair you up with another rider (of the same sex) and you can enjoy the event without having to pay extra.

General, visa, passport and health information:
For passport and visa information, please check the relevant section on this page: https://www.gov.uk/browse/citizenship/passports. General Travel and health Information for your destination is available on the FCO website. Click here for the latest travel advice for France, and click here for useful ‘know before you go’ information also from the FCO. Please note that this information relates to UK passport holders only and that other nationalities should refer to their own authorities for this information.

Travel Insurance:
For details of specialist sports travel insurance for our travel packages, please visit our insurance page. You must ensure that your travel insurance policy covers you to participate in running events. There is additional information about our other Concierge Services on our special web page.

 

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