About us

Welcome to the website of the Hel van het Noorden (Hell of the North). The organisational committee is working hard to make the 42th edition of the event, which has been organised by G.S.R. 'Aegir' since 1975, a great success. This year will be the first time the race can be seen from both the east- and west-side of the canal. We hope to see you all on the 24th of November of 2019!

Whatsapp list

All updates about the Hel van het Noorden will be posted on our Facebook page. But if you want to make sure you are up to date about the race, sign up for the Whatsapp messaging list, and all updates will be sent directly to you. To sign up for the Whatsapp messaging list, all […]

Bike rental

Dear ladies and gentlemen, just as last year we will have a bicycle rental. In this way you will be able to cheer the rowers! The bicycles cost 5 euros per half day. In order to rent a bike, you will have to hand in an identity card or another personal belonging as a deposit. […]

Livestream and commentary!

The livestream will start on the 24th of November starting at 10:00 a.m. The links to the stream and commentary can be found on the website 3 days prior to the event.

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The webshop of the 'Hel van het Noorden'in currently closed. Come back soon to get your Hel-merchandise!

Our Sponsors

Here you can see all the sponsors of the Hel van het Noorden! For more information about our sponsors, please visit the sponsors page via the menu above. Are you interested in promoting your company while working with the Hel van het Noorden? Please contact us via email at hetvanhetnoorden@gsraegir.nl .

The 'Hel van het Noorden' has been organised by G.S.R. 'Aegir' since 1975. A 6-kilometer race on the Eemskanaal.