BDO Esports Gaming Winter Festival January 3 to 8, 2023

BDO Esports Gaming Winter Festival January 3 to 8, 2023

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The last week of the Christmas vacations is dedicated to esports, gaming and tech activities during the 2nd edition of the H20 esports Gaming Festival! Made possible in part by BDO and SPURD.

During this game festival you can come and play games with your friends on the coolest gear! Take a seat behind one of the many PC's, PlayStation 5, Simracing seats or Nintendo consoles and compete with each other! Or take part in various Esports Battles where you can win great prizes.

The various activities will ensure that you never get bored these days. Come along and improve your performance, challenge each other and above all have fun! Scroll down for the timetable and choose your activity!


Especially for children and youth from Purmerend: use code PURVAK to book a FREE day ticket to the Game Festival!

(When using this discount code, identification is required upon entry) 

Booking in advance is necessary though, otherwise we cannot guarantee a spot!

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Festival Day Ticket

During the festival, the Rabo Esports Stadium will be open to visitors every day between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m.

  • More than 100 different gaming setups for you and your friends or girlfriends!
  • A ticket gets you the whole day to indulge in PC, PlayStation 5, Nintendo, Racing Seats, VR goggles or interactive game walls!
  • Of course, you may stay longer than just gaming to watch tournaments, for example, or enjoy everything else on campus. More below!
  • A day ticket of €12.50 gives you a day of fun
  • For young people under 18 from Purmerend, free booking with the discount code 'PURVAK'. (When using this discount code, identification is required upon entry)
Esports Battles

During the festival we will host a number of esports tournaments where the winner can win a minimum of €500 each night. Who will be the H20 winter champion? 

Registration is open until December 30!

The schedule (To book tickets, click on the game title!):

  • Tuesday, January 3 Come watch FREE Edivision from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 4 VR Gaming at the H20 VR Center
  • Thursday, Jan. 5 VR Gaming at the H20 VR Center
  • Friday, January 6 Dell Alienware Fortnite Battle
  • Saturday, January 7 The Smashing Future
  • Sunday, Jan. 8 Rabo HADO Winter Cup

Retro Gaming Area

For all lovers of games from the 70s, 80s and 90s, we have set up a specialRetro Gaming Area during the H20 Esports Gaming Festival. This will be accessible to every ticket holder throughout the festival!

What is available?

  • Play Pong on a 1977 Skylark-124
  • Play various games on a 1977 Atari 2600,
  • A 1983 Vectrex - Minestorm
  • 1982 Commodore 64
  • A 1983 Nintendo Entertainment System
  • A Videopac+ G7400 from 1983.
  • A Philips MSX 8235 from 1986
  • A 1985 Sega Master System
  • And about ten more retro game computers!

Timetable Esport Battles & Skill Sessions

Tuesday, Jan. 3

Edivision Watch Party - 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Wednesday, January 4

VR Sports & Gaming - 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
(This will take place at the H20 VR Center)

Thursday, Jan. 5

VR Sports & Gaming - 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
(This will take place at the H20 VR Center)

Friday, Jan. 6

Festival - 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Alienware Fortnite Championship -
2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 7

Festival - 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Smash Bros tournament (The Smashing Future ) -
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 8

Festival - 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Challenges Day - 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Made possible by

In addition, the following companies are contributing content to the festival:

Leeflang Virtual Sports
VR Cafe Haarlem


Frequently asked questions

Where can I buy tickets?

If you are from Purmerend, you can order tickets at the counter at H20 or pick them up if you have received a discount code. You can also order the tickets online at this website. Not sure what to do? Please send an email to

What are the opening hours of the festival?

H20 will be open daily during the festival from Jan. 6 to 8, 2023.

From what age are these activities?

Activities are for children in elementary school grades 6 and up. Some esports battles have a minimum age (like Fortnite), and some sessions are specifically for certain age groups. This is indicated in the activity itself.