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A.S.R. Nereus

A brief summary

With its boathouse located at the river Amstel in the heart of the city of Amsterdam, the club offers great rowing and training facilities. The Amsterdam Student Rowing Club Nereus was founded in 1885 and has performed at the highest level ever since. It continuously provides a substantial part of the national team and produces medal winning athletes. The last five Olympic Games saw members of Nereus win medals:

  • Atlanta 1996 (gold M8+)
  • Sydney 2000 (silver M4x and silver W8+)
  • Athens 2004 (silver M8+, bronze W8+ and bronze LW2x)
  • Beijing 2008 (gold LW2x and silver W8+)
  • Londen 2012 (bronze W8+)


Membership is open to university and hogeschool (professional school) students in Amsterdam. Foreign and exchange students can also apply for membership through the Nereus Excellence Program. With more than 800 members, Nereus is the biggest student rowing club in the Netherlands.

Rowing at Nereus for foreign students

Nereus offers international top students that want to combine high level rowing and studying (or working) in Amsterdam a program specifically designed for them, supporting and facilitating exchange students in their studies and rowing careers and assisting with practical matters.

Visit the Nereus Excellence Program website for more information.


Nereus organizes several rowing races, amongst which the internationally renowned Heineken Roeivierkamp. This pre-season regatta (held every March) annually attracts a lot of foreign crews. The unique racing format (250m, 750m, 2500m and 5000m) proves to be a spectacular sight and experience for both spectator and athlete.
Nereus is also organizer of the Dutch Indoor Rowing Championship. This event was host of the Open European Championships three times, in 2004, 2006 and 2015. Still, each December a group of foreign rowing enthusiasts participate at this event.


For information about the club itself please send an email to the secretary of the board via The general phone number is: +31 20 679 7117.


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A.S.R. Nereus
Amsteldijk 130a
1078 RT Amsterdam



+ 31 (20) 679 71 17

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