ketelbinkie jubilee tournament

LGBTQIA+ Sportclub Ketelbinkie Rotterdam is organizing a jubilee tournament.



Thursday 21 till Sunday 24 September 2023.

Request your diversity days off at work and plan your trip to Rotterdam with sporting and non-sporting friends!


Sports, Fun, Culture, Architecture and Party in Rotterdam!

Meet Rotterdam for the Ketelbinkie Jubilee and Queerfest 2023!

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Thursday 21 September 2023 – 18:00 – 19:30

Clinics by Olympic Swimmers and national champions 
for competing and non-competing swimmers

Prepare for the next day's championship or enjoy the clinics and improve your swimming strokes. Open to all swimmers that master the specific stroke (no beginners). Free event

 Clinic program:


Clinic: Optimizing my Breaststroke


Clinic: Perfecting my Freestyle


Clinic: Advance my Backstroke


Clinic: Improve my Butterfly


Clinic: Enhance my Turning points & 

Better starts

(Clinics will be 30-40 minutes, up to two clinics per person available, clinics can be selected during the event)




 Friday 22 September 2023 – 12:00 – 18:00

Open Dutch Gay Swimming Championship 2023
50 meter pool, international swimming championship open to all masters.

Early Bird Fee: 60 euro

UPDATE: NOW 400m freestyle has been added to the championship program


Championship program:


400 m Medley


200 m Medley


100 m Butterfly

9  50 m Freestyle


50 m Breaststroke

10   100 m Backstroke


100 m Freestyle

11   200 m Freestyle


50 m Backstroke

12  50 m Butterfly


200 m Breaststroke

13  100 m Breaststroke


4x 50 m Medley relay

 14  4x 50 m Freestyle relay


 Newly Added 400 m Freestyle





Tennis tournament

Registration for the Tennis tournament  is open now! Register here!


Date: Friday 22 September 2023 – evening

Location: Tennis Park Blijdorp, Rotterdam

Fee: 18,50 euro



Other sports details to follow soon 

The Inclusive program
also for cheering friends, no sports required


Thursday 21 September 2023 – 19:30-23:00

Meet the sporters

(pre-)Registration and drinks


Friday 22 September 2023 – 18:00 – 05:00

Queerfest Rotterdam

Queerfest parties all over Rotterdam’s gay-friendly scene

  • Ferry BackSteeg party (Ferry Rotterdam)


  • YMCGAY the official afterparty

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Saturday 23 September 2023 – 12:30

rotterdam jubilee walking tour

(Nederlands hieronder)

Saturday 23 September

Start 12.30 hrs, Rotterdam Central Station

From Central Station, we will walk via the Provenierswijk to Blijdorp Zoo to leave the city centre via the Vroesenpark. We will then walk along the Rotterdamse Schie via the Overschiese Kleiweg until we reach the old centre of Overschie. We then walk along the Delfshavense Schie back to Rotterdam. There we will see the "Van Nelle factory" and walk through the Spangen and Oud Mathenesse districts to make a short visit to historic Delfshaven.

Via Coolhaven, we walk towards the Euromast. Those who want to can go up there. The walk continues via the Park and we cross the Westzeedijk. There we pass the Kunsthal and the Natural History Museum. Via the Museum Park, we walk past the Boymans van Beuningen Depot and conclude the walk festively at Brasserie Ferry on Westblaak 127.  

The walk is about 15 km , during the walk we will stop once or twice for refreshments. If you want to visit something in between, you can do so on your own.


Costs are 10 € for ketelbinkie members and 15 € for non-members . Register via Dit e-mailadres wordt beveiligd tegen spambots. JavaScript dient ingeschakeld te zijn om het te bekijken. . please include your full name, telephone number and whether you are a member of ketelbinkie. We will then send you a payment link and clear instructions on where to meet us and how to recognise us.


jubileumwandeling ketelbinkie

Zaterdag 23 september 2023

Start 12.30 uur, Centraal Station Rotterdam

Route: Vanaf het Centraal Station lopen we via de Provenierswijk naar Diergaarde Blijdorp om via het Vroesenpark het centrum van de stad te verlaten. Vervolgens komen we via de Overschiese Kleiweg langs de Rotterdamse Schie te lopen totdat we het oude centrum van Overschie hebben bereikt. Daarna lopen we langs de Delfshavense Schie terug naar Rotterdam. Daar zien we de "Van Nelle fabriek" en wandelen we door de wijken Spangen en Oud Mathenesse om een kort bezoek aan het historische Delfshaven te brengen.

Via de Coolhaven lopen we richting de Euromast. Wie dat wil, kan daar de hoogte in. De wandeling gaat via het Park verder en steken we de Westzeedijk over. Daar komen we langs de Kunsthal en het Natuurhistorisch museum. Via het museumpark lopen we langs het Depot van Boymans van Beuningen en we sluiten de wandeling feestelijk af bij Brasserie Ferry aan de Westblaak 127.  

De wandeling is ongeveer 15 km  , tijdens de wandeling zullen we 1 of 2 keer stoppen voor versnaperingen. Mocht je tussendoor wat willen bezichtigen kan dit op eigen gelegenheid.


Kosten bedragen 10 € voor ketelbinkie leden en 15 € voor niet-leden . Aanmelden via Dit e-mailadres wordt beveiligd tegen spambots. JavaScript dient ingeschakeld te zijn om het te bekijken. . graag met volledige naam, telefoonnummer en of je lid bent van ketelbinkie. We sturen je dan een betaal link en duidelijke aanwijzingen waar we ons treffen en hoe je ons kunt herkennen

Saturday 23 September 2023 – 17:00 – 05:00

Queerfest Rotterdam

Queerfest parties all over Rotterdam’s gay friendly scene

  • Ferry BackSteeg party (Ferry Rotterdam)


  • YMCGAY the official afterparty

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Sunday 24 September 2023 – 11:00 – 14:00

Show your pride brunch

Be proud of your sportive results, show us your medal(s), share your conquests, post your Rotterdam achievements, and detox your party animal. Brunch with the sporters before kissing everyone farewell. Fee: 20 euro



Travel advice:


  • Rotterdam can be reached by train directly from Paris, Brussels and Antwerp (Thalys)
  • Rotterdam can be reached by train from Amsterdam and Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (Intercity Direct)
  • Rotterdam can be reached by international train


  • Flying into Rotterdam The Hague Airport (bus/metro to city center – 20 minutes)
  • Flying into Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (train to Rotterdam city center – 25 minutes with Intercity Direct (express train), 1 hour drive or by regular train)


  • Flixbus and other providers have direct and indirect connections to Rotterdam


  • Parking in Rotterdam is available in underground parking and cheaper than street parking.
  • Reserved parking in Rotterdam City center from 10 Euro per day, see for special rates and facilities per venue
  • Unreserved Parking, e.g.: Museumpark: 21 Euro/day, Schouwburgplein I or II (near Central Station) 23 Euro/day
  • Most parkings provide electric car charging facilities as well.
  • There are also several P+R locations for cheap or free parking outside the city center: