Here is a short recap and some pictures from our skate trip to Amsterdam this summer.
We traveled with KLM from Oslo on Friday, and arrived in Amsterdam late in the evening. After checking in to our hotel, conveniently located within walking distance from the Marnix Bowl, we went downtown to get a bit to eat, before calling it a night.
Saturday the weather was not on our side, as Netherlands got hit by the most severe July storm ever recorded (external), so when the winds calmed down later on we spent the day shopping and sight seeing in the city.
Sunday the weather was looking good, and after a quick breakfast we headed over for a session at the Marnix Bowl.
On our way home we took a detour to visit the DIY Skatepark, wich seems to have been removed due to development of the area. We also visited the Zaandammerplein Skate Spot, and had a fun 10 minute session there.
As we headed back to the hotel we were hit by the first drops of rain, and it was time for another trip downtown to eat pancakes for dinner. After more shopping, sights and looking at cars smashed by trees during the storm (external), night came creeping and it was time to head back to the hotel.
Sunday the weather was a bit unstable, so we cancelled the planned trip to Bijlmer Skatepark, and took the ferry across the channel for some skatespot sighting instead. Our primary target was the M&M Bowl, but it managed to elude us by hiding within a festival area being setup. We did however visit some other parks and spots, such as the old asphalt snakerun, the Converse DIY Skatepark and others.
We also got to see some more of the city.
As the daylight faded we headed out to the airport and boarded our plane back to Oslo, knowing one day we would be back to skate the bowls that rained away from us this time around.
For more skatespots in Amsterdam, check out the skate spot guide.
It was a perfect sunny weekend in Amsterdam with more urban things than you could ever imagine. Besides skating the finales Woody also managed to go around and look at some of the most urban things happening.
The second day of Amsterdam International Skateboard Contest was filled with qualification runs and a bonus Best Trick Contest hosted by non other than ourselves together with Nineyards and Hans van Dorssen.
CPH Ams Open Vlog from OG Skateshop.
The CPH OPEN crew landed in Amsterdam for a day, packed a couple river boats, and hit all the citys spots, ending with the infamous death race at NOORD skatepark.
After Copenhagen the CPH Pro crew came down to Amsterdam to host a line session on a classic Dutch school bench and a ledge. After that they all took the boat with lots of champagne and went over to the famous Marnix Bowl where people reached hights that they never saw before. If that wasnt enough Skatepark Noord held a deathrace and afterparty. So much in one day and it will only become more in the upcoming days in Berlin, Germany.
DC Special Delivery Tour was back for the 3rd consecutive and made its way through Barcelona, Prague, Amsterdam, London, Paris and Berlin this last summer to check out Europes top skate spots and meet the locals.
The indoor skatepark in Amsterdam is reopening after four years, on 9th September 2017, with over 1600m2 and will also get a temporary 400m2 outdoor park that opens 15th September 2017.
enjoi demo at Skatepark NOORD in Amsterdam during the Breaking Rad Tour.
Here are results and footage from the Damn Am contest in Amsterdam.
How do you say Holy Hell! in Dutch? Either way, the skating in the Finals at Damn Am Amsterdam was NEXT level.
Skaters from Belgium, Germany, Italy, France, Brazil, and even the USA came out to give Damn Am Amsterdam Qualifiers a crack. The day wrapped up with Independent Best Trick where Aurelien Giraud blew the roof off the Noord park and walked away with a spare €1000.
The brand spankin new NOORD skatepark plays host to the first Damn Am in Amsterdam since 2013. The best skaters from all of Europe come out to warm things up in this edit of SPoT Life.
After a few years doing without, Amsterdam finally has a new skatepark. The new skatepark which is called Noord sets a new standard in skatepark building. With hydrolic hubbas and ledges you can adjust the way you skate the park. Off course Flatspot Magazine where there for the opening with about 2000 other skateboarders and of course the Nike SB team.
Tony Hawk skates the Marnix Bowl in Amsterdam.
Amsterdam summer good times with Magenta Skateboards and the POP boys.