AmsterDamnAm 2008 returns to Amsterdam Skatepark on July 18,19 and 20 and has a overall purse of 15,000 euros. ($23,640 USD at the moment this press release is being created.) First and Second place win plane tickets to Tampa Am 2009 in Tampa, Florida, USA, and are seeded directly into the semifinals. The top 12 placings will be qualified for Tampa Am 2009.The schedule is as follows:
July 18, arrival day, BBQ at either the Marnix bowl or Amsterdam Skatepark’s new mini-ramp set up, depending on the weather.
July 19, Street qualifiers / Volcom Entertainment presents ASG live at the Bitterzoet Club. Doors open at 9 PM.
July 20, Street semifinals, finals, and best trick.
-100 skaters maximum
-Pre-registration only. Contact: Rob Meronek / firstname.lastname@example.org
-Skatepark opens at 10:30 every morning.Directions:
Fly to Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam. (AMS) Take the train from the station inside to the airport to Centraal Station. (about 15 minutes and 5 euros.) Once at the station, exit the rear doors of the station and head towards the water. Once you arrive at the only street, go left and walk down to where the blue ferryboats are. The boats are free and you will want to take the last boat on the left, next to the benches.
Once arriving on the other side, the skatepark is straight ahead and to the right, in the old industrial area (shipyard).
-Hotels in Amsterdam tend to be expensive and hard to find at the last minute. If you are planning on coming, take a look at booking.com and get a leg up on reserving a room!
Generally you will want to be in or around the Centraal Station, if not be aware when you make the reservation, verify the location of the hotel, otherwise it could be a big surprise!
-Bikes are a great way to get around the city quickly and can be rented everywhere.
-KLM and Transavia are both Dutch airline companies who have many flights in and out per day to most countries.
See you there!For more info visit:www.volcom.comwww.DamnAm.comTacky is a media partner of the 2008 Volcom AmsterDamn Am and will have heavy updates from the event. Stay tuned.AmsterDamn Am 2007 Coverage:Final Video ClipsBest Trick FootagePhotos From the Finals #2Photos From the Finals #1