A romantic little town with a charming medieval centre bounded by the picturesque River IJssel on one side and the Hoge Veluwe National Park, the Netherlands' biggest forest, on the other: it doesn't get any prettier than this. Throw in a generous dash of hospitality from countless volunteers and you'll understand why the Veluwe Trophy is so highly rated. The tournament takes place at two sports parks. Both complexes are attractions in their own right, with 11 perfect pitches and splendid clubhouses and stands. Two days of intensive football, excellent crowds and, above all, warm hospitality. What are you waiting for?
The Veluwe Trophy is a joint project organised by VV Hattem, neighbouring club SV Hatto-Heim and WZC Wapenveld.
The Veluwe Trophy tournament takes place in one of the most beautiful areas of the Netherlands, namely in the forests of the Veluwe - the largest nature reserve in the Netherlands. The sports grounds are therefore very popular and see professional clubs regularly hold training internships at the venue. The sports grounds also feature a main field with a grandstand, two clubhouses with canteens and terraces, and various tournament kiosks
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