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Arnhem Cup (Handball)

19 - 20 April 2025
, Arnhem
A sure fire recipe for success
International handball tournament Arnhem Netherlands, Arnhem Cup (Handball).
Participating countries: 
Belgium Denmark France Germany Netherlands Switzerland

Over Easter, Arnhem becomes the most wonderful place in the Netherlands for handball fans. The city, located on the banks of the Rhine, is descended on by teams from every corner of Europe for the Arnhem Cup. For an exciting sporting adventure, the tournament takes place at an incredible royal sports location, the Valkenhuizen Sports Centre. The organiser creates a carefully considered match schedule, a neat execution of the programme and, of course, a great party programme. A sure fire recipe for success for a top notch handball event. 

Age Categories: 
G13, G15, G17, G19, Men (M-O), U13, U15, U17, U19, Women (W-O)
DFS Arnhem
First edition: 
Afternoon /
Arrival: welcome and information at the Valkenhuizen sports centre.
Daytime /
Start of the group matches on both locations.
Evening /
21:00h: Party night. Location to be announced
Morning /
Placing matches and finals followed by the ceremonial prize-giving on both sport locations.
Evening /
Free programme
Morning /

The Arnhem Cup is organised by DFS Arnhem, DFS is a merger club from AHV Swift and AAC 1899 and was founded in 2017. The club has teams in all age categories and offers handball on a recreational and a performance level. 

The Arnhem Handball Cup is played at the Valkenhuizen sports centre. Valkenhuizen is one of the most impressive sports centres in the Netherlands and with its 5 handball courts it has the largest handball facilities under one roof in the Netherlands. In addition, it has the necessary sanitary facilities, a restaurant and a canteen with a bar.

  • Bungalow
  • Holiday resort
  • School/Sportshall

Arnhem (155,000 inhabitants) is located approx. 20 kilometers from the German limit. To the north, the city is right up to the Veluwe National Park, which is the largest nature reserve in the Netherlands. Papendal and Valkenhuizen are located in this green part of town. But Arnhem has more to offer than just forest: it is definitely worth exploring the lively center. The area around about Korenmarkt is particularly suitable for enjoying a few hours.

Burger's Zoo

Burgers’ Zoo in Arnhem (3 kilometres from the Valkenhuizen sports centre) is one of the most beautiful zoos in Europe. But it is more than just a zoo. As far back as 1968, it was one of the first zoos to offer visitors a Safari experience. In the years that followed, it introduced more and more spectacular attractions, such as Burgers’ Bush, the first covered tropical rain forest in the world, the mangrove, the desert, and the ocean, all of which attract a large public.

Nederlands Openluchtmuseum

The "Nederlands Openluchtmuseum"  (2 kilometres from the Valkenhuizen sports centre) is a journey into the past. This beautiful park has more than 80 houses, farms and mills from all parts of the Netherlands, representing various periods in Dutch history. Visitor can get a unique picture of how people lived and worked in the Netherlands during the last 250 years.

Schools Arnhem Handball Cup

Two schools have been reserved for the participants at the Arnhem Cup. Both schools are located in Arnhem South at about two kilometres from the lively centre of Arnhem. The sports parks where the Arnhem Cup takes place are within easy reach. The schools are modern and offer an auditorium for meals. Around the building there is space for outdoor activities. The super modern GelreDome stadium of the premier league club Vitesse Arnhem is located at around one kilometre from both buildings.

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Oostappen Vakantiepark Arnhem
Holiday resort

Holiday Park Arnhem is part of the Oostappen group, a specialist in family holiday parks. The holiday park is located on the edge of the forest of Arnhem North, 5 kilometres from the city centre. The park offers a wide range of facilities for a pleasant stay, including an indoor swimming pool with a roof that can be opened on days with nice weather, a cosy restaurant, various playgrounds, sports fields, a bouncy castle and a miniature golf course.

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Prices mentioned are 'from' prices and are subject to availability. All information in this pricelist is based on the prices and taxes that are known on 1 July each year. Euro-Sportring reserves the right to change prices if costs and/or taxes increase in the intervening period. No rights can be derived from these prices. In addition to the cost of participation per person, an administration fee of € 190 / £175 per team will be charged.