specialneedsjudo.nl has a translate feature!


Today, we included Google Translate functionality on our website. Because we will be entertaining guests from many countries during our tournament in April, we feel we should be able to convey our message in as many languages as possible. However.. we all know Google Translate and how it sometimes goes completely amiss so we would like your feedback if you find something funny. We do not think we can fix this, but at least it is funny. So.. please give our translator a go and let us know what you think!
Just click ‘select language’ and check!

A piece of advice on hotel bookings



Dear participants,

We are receiving messages that the hotels in the vicinity of Beverwijk are all booked full. That may be the case, but we also noticed that many people are trying to book through booking.com or other booking sites. SNJF advices you that -by all means- if you can get your room through a booking site then please do so, but if you do not succeed, try to call the hotel as they probably still have rooms left, and maybe even a better deal.

Come to the Special Needs World Judo Games!

The registration for Beverwijk 2018 is open! You can see the information and sign-up pages HERE. The great tournament takes place on april 14 and 15, 2018, in three parts:

  • Referee and Rules seminar (13/4)
  • The Special Needs World Judo Games, the top tournament for levels 1, 2 and 3 (14/4)
  • The SNWJG Kata tournament (14/4)
  • The great Ben van der Eng Memorial Tournament for all levels (15/4)

As always, surrounded by music, seminars and fun!

See you in Beverwijk!

Please request your visa NOW


The enrollment for the SNWJG tournament is in full swing! We have applications from all over the world, and unfortunately the Dutch Government requires visa for some countries.
Due to the long time necessary to request a visa, we urge all our foreign guests to:

  1. Check whether you need a visa to come to the Netherlands. The list of countries is can be found HERE.
  2. Request a visa as soon as possible. You can use THIS link to do this.

Please note that a visa request can take up to 60 days!
General information can be found through THIS link.

If necessary, SNJF can issue an official invitation for the tournament. Go to THIS page to read about what we can and cannot do.

Assumburg Castle is FULL: Alternative locations


Our promotion for Assumburg Castle as a sleeping venue was very successful, so much that the hotel is now FULLY BOOKED. If you come with a small amount of people you may still be able to get a reservation but if you don’t, underneath is a list of hotels nearby.
If you wish to search for a hotel or B&B yourself, then please limit yourself to the following cities:
– Beverwijk
– IJmuiden
– Wijk aan Zee
– Velsen
– Heemskerk

Hotels close to the Sports Venue “De Walvis”

Hotel Marquette Heemskerk
Fletcher Hotel Spaarnwoude
Landgoed Duin en Kruidberg
Hotel Augusta
Puur Zee/Hotel-villa De Klughte
Hotel Weijman
Hotel Mare Sanat
Strandhotel het Hoge Duin
Fletcher Hotel-Restaurant Zeeduin
Hotel Prinsenhof IJmuiden

Hello World! Welcome to the Special Needs World Judo Games!

The registration for Beverwijk 2018 is open! You can see the information and sign-up pages HERE. The great tournament takes place on april 14 and 15, 2018, in three parts:

  • The Special Needs World Judo Games, the top tournament for levels 1, 2 and 3 (14/4)
  • The SNWJG Kata tournament (14/4)
  • The great Ben van der Eng Memorial Tournament for all levels (15/4)

As always, surrounded by music, seminars and fun!

See you in Beverwijk!

The SNJF Back To Texel tournament was a great success!

Tatami balloons in Texel. Click the picture for the full gallery (134p)

It was time. After seven years, the Judo circus returned to Texel, a small island in the North of The Netherlands. The famous Texel Judo Weekend screamed for a repeat, so Henk and Inger De Vries of SNJF set to work to find sponsors and set up the organisation. Many people remember the good old times, when the whole Dutch SN-Judo community gathered annually in Texel for a great weekend. That is why we called this tournament “Back to Texel”
Everybody involved experienced a great weekend in the beautiful holiday camp De Krim, where sleeping arrangements were made including dinner, lunch and breakfast.

Next edition

Preliminary plans are to have another tournament of this kind in 2019.

Sponsors

SNJF wants to express her sincere thanks to:

  • All participants and helpers
  • The fantastic team of De Krim
  • The sports venue team
  • The SNJF and BeterJudo team
  • Dirk Kuyt Foundation
  • Cruyff Foundation
  • Sports Facilities Beverwijk
  • Johanna Kinderfonds
  • Dr. C.J. Vaillant Fonds
  • Stichting Algemeen Welzijn Fonds Gehandicapten

SNJF assists Judo organisations in The Netherlands and abroad with the organisation of responsible and safe Judo tournaments.

Do you need a visa to come to The Netherlands?

If you come from abroad it is sometimes necessary to request a visa to travel to The Netherlands, even for our Beverwijk tournament. Please visit this page to see if the Dutch Government requires people from your country to obtain a visa. Also, please note that a visa request can take up to six weeks, so make sure you request it in time!

Book Assumburg Castle for SNWJG/BENG 2018?

Dear guests of the Special Needs World Judo Games and BENG!XX on april 14 and 15 2018,

We have managed to make an allotment for over 100 beds in StayOkay Assumburg Castle in Heemskerk, for 13 and 14 of april. In other words: Arrival friday the 13th, departure the 15th. Assumburg will, especially for SNJF, use the same prices as in 2017. So, no new and higher prices!

The special offer runs until Januari 1st 2018. Two bedrooms on the ground floor have been made available for wheelchair users.
Continue reading “Book Assumburg Castle for SNWJG/BENG 2018?”

Become an SNJU member too!


This is a call from SNJU, our international sister organisation.
SNJU are working hard to expand our membership. whether you are a national organisation or a local Judo club, you can be a member of SNJU. This link will bring you to our application form. Remember: Together we are strong!
Click the map to show all the countries we have members in.

Want to book Assumburg Castle for World Judo Games/BENG 2018?

Dear guests of the World Judo Games and BENG!XX on april 14 and 15 2018,

We have managed to make an allotment for over 100 beds in StayOkay Assumburg Castle in Heemskerk, for 13 and 14 of april. In other words: Arrival friday the 13th, departure the 15th. Assumburg will, especially for SNJF, use the same prices as in 2017. So, no new and higher prices!

The special offer runs until Januari 1st 2018. Two bedrooms on the ground floor have been made available for wheelchair users.

If you wish to book for the weekend, then it is important to contact StayOkay Assumburg Castle directly, and mention the fact that you would like to use the allotment made by SNJF. You will then be able to discuss the number of places, and when you would like to arrive and depart.

The sooner everybody reserves, the better StayOkay can anticipate your individual wishes.

Contact information for StayOkay Assumburg Castle are:

Stayokay Heemskerk
Tolweg 9 | 1967 NG | Heemskerk
phone +31251232288 | fax +31251251024
heemskerk@stayokay.com
https://www.stayokay.com/nl/hostel/heemskerk

For questions: Please refer to SNJF’s secretary, Mrs. Inger de Vries:
email: secretariaat@specialneedsjudo.nl
phone: +31 6 30123185

World Judo Games 2018


In 2018, SNJF will organise her great Beverwijk tournament for the 20th time. To celebrate this event we will invite the whole world to come, and rename our Saturday tournament to World Judo Games. To organise all this, we will cooperate with the Special Needs Judo Union. Also, we will invite Level 3 judoka to participate in the tournament.

If you are interested in participating, or in the events surrounding the World Judo Games, then please click HERE to subscribe yourself to the newsletter (preferably using your Facebook account) and select the category “BEVERWIJK 2018 EN”

If you are aware of other interested clubs or persons, then please do not hesitate to point them to this website.

Knighthood in the Order of Orange-Nassau

Tycho krijgt de Koninklijke onderscheiding opgespeld door de Burgemeester van Amstelveen, Drs. M.M. van ‘t Veld. Klik voor meer foto’s.

The legendary Ben van der Eng preceded him, and our chairman Henk and Secretary Inger De Vries already have one too, but today was Tycho’s turn:
His Majesty the King of the Netherlands has seen fit to bestow upon

Tycho van der Werff

the honour of

Knight in the order of Orange-Nassau (*)

And well-deserved it is, for teaching Judo to handicapped people for more than 25 years!

We congratulate Tycho with this major milestone!

(*) For our British friends: Equivalent to OBE