With its boathouse located at the river Amstel in the heart of the vibrant 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. In 2013 two Nereïdes won a gold medal at the World Championships in South-Korea. Also the World Championships 2014 in Amsterdam were very successful, with a gold medal for two of our lightweight women. Furthermore, the summer of 2016 proved to be another success for Nereus at the World Championships in Rotterdam and the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. No fewer than 19 Nereïdes were in Rio as part of the Olympic Dutch team. One gold medal and four bronze medals were obtained by our rowers in respectively the lightweight women double sculls and the men’s eight.
With a little under 1000 members, Nereus is the biggest student rowing club in the Netherlands. Every year 700 students subscribe for the introduction period of Nereus and finally 350 students participate in this introduction period and become member of the club. Our instagram page can be found here.
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.