24 - 25 JUNE 2017
International Lowlands Hema Gathering
Hilversum - The Netherlands

Event Prices

Event Prices
Early bird conditions apply till 21-05-2017. A €20 discount applies to the below-mentioned admission price.
The registration closes at 15-06-2017.

Admissions
Including access, free activities and workshops, and a T-shirt. If you would like to partake in a tournament, please select this in the registration form.
- General admission €150 (exc. transaction costs)
- One day admission €75 (exc. transaction costs)

Tournaments
If you volunteer as judge in a tournament, you don't have to pay it's tournament fee. Even better: for every shift (1-1.5 hour) you judge, you will get a €10 discount!
- DUTCH OPEN LONGSWORD (€10)
- Messer (€10)
- Cutting contest (€20)

Other activities
- Friday afternoon City Tour and dinner together. Pay as you go.
- Dinner including two drinks on Saturday evening (€35 per dinner)

Friday Day Program

Friday Day Program
City Tour
On Friday June 23rd it is possible to explore a historic Dutch city, Utrecht, in one of the tours organized by ILHG. A walking tour through the city will show you all the highlights of one of our most historic cities. Utrecht has a history going back to roman times and it was an important cultural centre during the Middle Ages. Afterwards, we will have dinner together.

Time: 15:00
Location: Utrecht, Dom tower at Domplein. It's the highest church tower in Utrecht. You can't miss it.
Cost: pay as you go. A few euros for the guide, dinner at your own cost.
 

Schedule 2017

Schedule 2017
Tentative schedule for Saturday and Sunday
   

Saturday Day Program

Saturday Day Program
Saturday is our main Tournament day, with four different competitions. The first tournament is the biggest one, the Open Longsword tournament. Fighters from all over the world will fence in this steel longsword competition. The second is the messer tournament. A brutal, close range weapon.
Thirdly, we will have the Invitational Longsword Tournament. Fighters who have proven themselves in other competitions are invited to join this tournament, ensuring a high level of fighters and bouts.
Finally, for the first time we will have a cutting competition: cut through tatami rolls with a proper sharp sword. Now you really have to get your cutting technique right!
Do note that you need to be 16 years of age to join the tournaments.
 
For those who don't feel like competing, not to worry. Throughout the day we will offer many workshops in our two remaining halls. There is room for freeplay as well. The Saturday really has something for everybody!

Start at 9:00. Tournament finals at 18:00.
Location: Dudok Arena (see Contact page)

Saturday Evening Program

Saturday Evening Program
After the tournaments are over, we will all gather at the dinner table. We will dine together and cheer for the victors and participants and maybe throw in a speech or two. We also have a few after-dinner evening entertainment ideas and activities planned.

Note: we will have a nice big dinner at the Dudok Arena right after the finals. We recommend you bring a towel. Showers are available, and shampoo will be provided by us.

Time: 20:00
Location: under the stars, weather permitting

Sunday Day Program

Sunday Day Program
On Sunday, we will have the ‘team up’ workshops, where two prominent instructors will have prepared a combined class and teach together. Duo workshops have a lot of advantages over single instructor workshops in the current development of HEMA events. A problem nowadays is lack of time for workshops if tournaments are held. These are, in our opinion, the advantages of duo workshops:
•    People get two top instructors for the price of one
•    We can host more instructors for that day
•    We can offer more workshops in a day
•    If we have more instructors to teach we have more professional judges
•    Instructors will have a blast, by working and teaching together
Most importantly, as the tournaments take up more and more time, we still want to be able to offer quality workshops for those interested.
 
The timeschedule will be updated soon!

Location: Dudok Arena (see Contact page)
Base6
St Mark
zwaard en volk
Sparringgloves
Spes - Historical Fencing Gear
Peter Regenyei
PBT fencing
HEFFAC
AMEK
SwArta
Krigerskole
The Renaissance Sword Club
Zwaard & Steen
Götenborgs Historiska Fäktskola
MARS
Ilka
Sumus Soldani