Holland / Heineken House

Holland / Heineken House

The Holland Heineken House is the official home of the Dutch Olympic Committee NOC*NSF and is facilitated by Heineken. The 5.000 square meters of the Minoru Arenas consists of two ice hockey rinks, which will be removed especially for this occasion. MinoruArenas is only a 5-minute walk from Canada Line Skytrain Station Richmond-Brighouse and a 15-minute walk from the Richmond Olympic Oval, the location where the Dutch speed skaters will compete for the medals. The Holland Heineken House is in the beating heart of the special arranged Richmond Olympic Zone (O Zone) at Minuro Park.

Take a virtual tour of the Heineken House.

Medal Ceremony Hall
The highlight of the Holland Heineken House experience is the main hall featuring celebratory medal ceremonies for the successful Dutch athletes and nightly performances by Dutch renowned artists and DJ’s. It can host about 3,000 – 4,000 people every night. The uniquely close relationship that Dutch sport fans have with their heroes – coupled with their penchant for the national color orange – makes for a vibrant and unforgettable atmosphere during celebrations and performances. More than 100,000 people visited the Holland Heineken House during Winter Games in Turin and 95,000 at the Beijing Olympics. At the last Summer Games, supporters were able to celebrate a total of 16 medals for the Dutch Olympic Team.

Epic centre Dutch sporting world
Further features of the Holland Heineken House include a Lodge Restaurant and several food outlets, a Dutch Consulate information desk, ATP travel and ticketing desk, a special athletes’ room, VIP facilities for members of the Dutch royal family and government should they pay a visit, a business lounge for partners and suppliers of NOC*NSF and facilities for Dutch media. The organization expects more than 50.000 visitors during the Olympic Winter games in Richmond.
Sports fans can follow the progress of their heroes live on dozens of large screens throughout the Holland Heineken House, sharing in the achievements and emotions that are part and parcel of the Olympic experience. Should you be unable to obtain a ticket for your favorite event, there is no better way to enjoy the action than in the company of fellow fans.

Opening hours
Open daily from 9 a.m. until 2 a.m., the Holland Heineken House is an ideal place to catch up on the latest of the Olympics or simply relax with something to eat or drink. Everyone is welcome who comes to the Olympic Games from 11 until the 28th of February 2010, including international guests, and most of all those with a Dutch Passport.
The refreshments offer a range from fast food and healthy snacks to the best of modern cuisine, of course with a Dutch and Canadian hint. Combined -of course- with a fresh and cold Heineken draught beer. Table reservations for lunch and dinner at the Lodge Restaurant (capacity 150 pax) already can be made by sending an e-mail to hhh@atp.nl.

The Heineken House is locate next to the O Zone and the Richmond Oval Centre where the speed skating events will take place…
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More information on the Heineken House coming soon…

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scales - who has written 40 posts on Vancouver Access 2010.

Robert Scales is the founder and former CEO of Raincity Studios, an award-winning, Internationally acclaimed web development and marketing agency. He is an advocate of Social Media and has been an Olympic fan since he was 4 years old, when the 1976 Summer Games came to Montreal... As a gonzo journalist, Scales has covered events including the Olympic games in Turino and Beijing, the Dalai Lama's visit to Vancouver and rock bands and tech luminaries at SXSW. Beside the various social media channels, his reportage appeared in MSM outlets as diverse as the BBC, 21st Century Herald (Shanghai), and Warsaw Daily. Winner of a 2006 Canadian New Media Award, Robert also teaches at Vancouver Film School and is an advisor on various Boards. He participated in the Canada World Youth cultural exchange program as well as various social change workshops and training programs. He frequently presents at (un)conferences around the world about open source tech, business and Olympic culture. Robert is accredited by the British Columbia International Media Centre (BCIMC) and he will be covering various events during the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver.

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14 Responses to “Holland / Heineken House”

  1. Take a virtual tour of the Holland / Heineken House – Vancouver 2010 http://ow.ly/1n9Eyy #vancouver2010 #olympics

  2. CanadianArchieNo Gravatar says:

    RT @VancouverAccess: Take a virtual tour of the Holland / Heineken House – Vancouver 2010 http://ow.ly/1n9Eyy #vancouver2010 #olympics

  3. KrisulaNo Gravatar says:

    is this a 19+ thing?

  4. KrisulaNo Gravatar says:

    is this a 19+ thing?

  5. dodgeNo Gravatar says:

    AVOID this ripoff!! Heinikin House charges 4.50 for barely half a pint which they don’t even fill up to the line(“We’ve been pouring beer for a thousand years and you need oxygenation at the top for a good taste” — in other words, the top quarter of your tiny non-pint is all foam.) You get to line up three times for this grand privilege, the last line up being a good 40 minutes to ‘redeem’ a ‘debit’ card of $5. Another transparent cash grab as many people will not wait that long in yet another lineup to get their $5 back.


  6. Allen KoNo Gravatar says:

    I was at the Heineken House last night when Mark Tuitert won Gold. The place was unbelievable. So many great fans from the Netherlands. Here are some photos from the day.



  7. TonesNo Gravatar says:

    Was denied access at 10pm on Feb 16th…even though I had accreditation and affiliation with a major U.S. TV network. I had attended in Athens, Torino & Beijing with this same accreditation, and even wore a souvenir Oranje Heineken House T-shirt (that I paid $30 for in Beijing). When I explained this and showed the doorman my accreditation & shirt, he snipped at me “This is Vancouver, not Beijing”. Sadly the Dutch are not being as freindly and welcoming as they have been in the past…

  8. paul fraserNo Gravatar says:

    what are the dutch doing with the bikes when games are over , selling them to canadians i hope

  9. Stevie P JrNo Gravatar says:

    Who were the head lining djs on the last Saturday and Sunday?


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