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Willem-Alexander Baan

The Willem-Alexander Baan is the newest rowing venue in the Netherlands. It is located near Rotterdam and lies almost 7 meters (23ft.) below sea level. His Majesty King Willem-Alexander opened the venue in 2013. Consisting of eight lanes the Willem-Alexander Baan meets all the latest international regulations and hosted the 2016 World Rowing Championships and World Rowing Cup III in 2019. Among the facilities are special warming-up- and cooling-down lanes and a state-of-the-art boathouse.

The city of Rotterdam

Named after the river Rotte, Rotterdam is the biggest city of the province of South-Holland. Famous for its seaport and innovative architecture, Rotterdam is not like any other city in the Netherlands. Also called Manhattan at the Meuse, Rotterdam is a center for innovation and culture. Museums like the Boijmans Van Beuningen for the visual arts and sporting events like the Rotterdam Marathon are well known in the Netherlands. The officious motto of the people of Rotterdam is: ”Niet lullen, maar poetsen!” Meaning that one does not just talk but one should take action. It perfectly captures the city’s spirit.

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