The dream of Rintje Ritsma

It all started with a dream. The dream of Rintje Ritsma and House of Sports to organize a WK Allround in the Olympic Stadium of Amsterdam. We first organized the ‘Coolste Baan van Nederland’ in 2014.  With 108.000 recreational skaters and 45.000 visitors during KPN NK Allround & Sprint, the ‘Coolste Baan van Nederland’ was a big success.


From 18 January to March 11th 2018 there is going to be a new edition of  ‘Coolste Baan van Nederland’ where people can skate in the Olympic Stadium. De Coolste Baan van Nederland is a skating rink for everyone, where ice skating history is written. An icerink where sport & entertainment and top sport & broad sports come together in a unique way. Where we show the visitors the rich skating history in a unique setting that gives ice skating fans goosebumps. From recreative skating to school skating, from skating lessons the curling clinics, ‘wining & dining on ice’ on various theme nights for families, students or business trips. Conclusion: an ice skating rink for everybody.

In the last weekend there will be a historical and special finaly: the ISU Allround 2018. After 125 years the World Championships Allround are back in Amsterdam, the place where Jaap Eden became the official first world champion Allround skating in 1983. With the World Championships 2018 we bring a tribute to all Allround world champions who have entered the footsteps of Jaap Eden since 1983.

Due to the overwhelming enthousiasm in 2014, we expect a great interest for skating in the Olympic Stadium at the second edition of the Coolste Baan this year. You don’t want to miss it right? Be sure that you’re the first one informed about the start of the ticketsale. Sign up using the link below:


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