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On 26 November 2023 the 46th edition of Hel van het Noorden ('Hell of the North') will be rowed on the Eemskanaal in Groningen. The Hel van het Noorden can be witnessed from the eastern and -western bank of the Eemskanaal. This pursuit race is organized since 1975 by the Groningen Student Rowing Association 'Aegir'. The Hel van het Noorden owes its name to the distance and the harsh November weather conditions in which the race is often rowed.

! Warming-up track and race track !

Dear rowers, coaches, The warming-up track is on the South side of the canal (car side), the competition track will be on the North side of the canal (cyclist side). Greetings, Your 46th Hel Committee


Dear rower, coach, spectator, Our former safety coordinator Thomas Ganzevoort has dropped out. The new safety coordinator during the competition is Dertje Roggeveen. Greetings from your 46th Hel committee

! Traffic disruption A28 (Highway to Hell) towards Groningen !

Dear spectator, coach, rower, If you are planning to come by car, please note that the A28 will be closed from Groningen-Zuid to the Julianaplein, for traffic in the direction of Groningen. The Groningen-Zuid exit towards Julianaplein and the Groningen-Centrum exit from the A28 will therefore also be unavailable! For the most up to date […]

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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 businessgroup@gsraegir.nl