Events

Colin Kendal Tornooi in Aarschot
15th Century
2 & 3 April 2016

 

Dear Re-enactors,

During the weekend of 2th and 3th April 2016, we are organising for the seventh time, the ‘Colin Kendal Tournament’ in Aarschot. It would give us great pleasure to see you also at this jubilee.
We would appreciate it very much if you could be part of our event. We are counting on your large turnout. The tournament will take place on the Elzenhof domain, Nieuwland 3 in 3200 Aarschot. We do ask you to attend in mediaeval attire. Merchants are more than welcome to sell their mediaeval merchandise.
On the programme: workshop medieval dancing, archery competition: field shooting, and a sword fighting tournament. This tournament will be organized differently this year, and will consist of various activities, with more chances for full plates. It is not possible to take part in the sword fighting and the field shooting at the same time, as these take place simultaneously. The tournament as well as the field shooting take place both days of the tournament; the registration is valid for two days. The names of the participants for the sword fighting tournament (including marshals) and field shooting must be mentioned at the time of registration.
Groups wanting to do a performance or something special in the evening need to let us know in advance!
This event will take place without audience. That is why we ask you to contribute in the costs for toilets, wood, water and straw. All the participants to the encampment pay €8 (independent if you stay overnight or not); children up to the age of 11 are free. Participants to the tournament and the field shooting (not the marshals) will pay an extra €8 as a guarantee for the registration. The registration for the tournament will only be valid AFTER the payment of the guarantee (on time) and the list of the participants has been received. We do not ask the merchants to pay €8 but we would kindly ask them to sponsor our event with a prize for the winners of the fieldshooting. If you have an idea of what you are donating in advance, and you also have a picture, we will put it on the website!
Payment via transfer on account number: IBAN: BE 36-0682-1494-7781 BIC CODE: GKCCBEBB
For more information, do not hesitate to contact us on: telephone nr. 0032 (0)16 56 16 07 or mobile 00 32 (0)495 53 02 21 or via e-mail: ivonne.janssens@skynet.be
We hope to meet you at our Colin Kendal Tornooi in Aarschot.
Enclosed you will find a registration form for the tournament. We would appreciate it if you could let us know as soon as possible, so that we can make the necessary arrangements in good time. (Last day for registration is 28/01/2015) The guarantee needs to be paid at the latest by 28/02/2015. This money will be refunded after the actual participation to the tournament. The Orde van the Hagelanders, as the organising party, has the right to subject every registration to its approval.

General Information

Arrival
From 1th April at 11am, you can start to pitch your tents in the park of the “Domain Elzenhof”, Nieuwland 3, 3200 Aarschot. A closed car park is provided for the re-enactors, in the grounds of the nearby school. Camper vans can also be parked there for the duration of the event.
There will be enough straw (only to sleep on), water and firewood available. In the castle, re-enactors can make use of the hot showers and the toilets. Those who want, can get free tea, coffee or chocolate milk in the mornings (till 10:00 am).
You can stay until Monday morning 4th April. All the tents need to be dismantled by Monday noon.
The camping sites need to be left neat and tidy.

The event
Friday, 1th April: Setting up of the camp. Welcoming of the participants from 11 am. Registration at the secretariat trailer, where the places will be allocated.
Saturday, 2th April:
Archery
11 00 Archery: Gathering in the wood for the explanation of the field shooting for every participant (or one representative per family) , immediately followed by dividing into groups and start of the competition (no free practice)
17 00 Archery: End of day 1, counting of points and handing in of forms
Sword fighting

Please note: the arrangement and the duration of the activities will be determined by the number of registrations. Times may be amended.

 

10 00: Sword fighting: Gathering of the mashals at the paddock
11 00: Sword fighting: Gathering of all the participants at the paddock for the explanation about the tournament and the different activities
13 00: First activity: Last Man Standing
17 00: Last activity: Capture the Flag
Sunday 3th April:
Archery
11 00: Archery: Start of the field shooting
15 00: Archery: End of day 2, counting of points and handing in of forms
Sword fighting 
11 00: Sword fighting: Gathering of the marshals at the paddock
13 00: Team fight (2 teams against each other) in a paddock, followed by other activities
Award Ceremony
17:00: At the main tent 
Departure
Monday 4th April:
Dismantling of the camp. The last participants leave the terrain at noon. The camping sites need to be left nice and tidy.

Itinerary: Nieuwland 3, 3200 Aarschot. You can also find some directions on the website of the Orde van the Hagelanders vzw www.hagelanders.be or via the usual routeplanner-sites (e.g. www.maporama.com)

 

Rules and regulations

 

Arrival and Departure
From Friday 1thth of April, you can start to pitch your tents. You can stay until Monday morning. All the tents need to be dismantled by Monday noon. The camping sites need to be left neat and tidy.
Registration at the secretariat trailer; camping sites will be allocated there.

Campfire
Campfires ALWAYSs need to be made in a fire basket. Open fires must never be left unattended.

Car Park
Cars can come onto the terrain for loading and unloading ONLY (max 1 hour) and must stay on the HARDENED ROADS. After unloading, please remove the cars from the terrain, as soon as possible. That way the road isn't blocked for other participants unloading their things. Cars should be removed from the terrain by 10 am on the Saturday morning. From Sunday, 6 pm, cars are allowed on the terrain, for those who are leaving on Sunday.
Wheelbarrows will be available to help you unload your things should you not be able to get close to your campsite by car! We really need to avoid causing damage with the tyres to the paths in the woods and on the grass!! Thank you for being careful! The town council is being very strict about this and we mustn’t cause any more damage to the surfaces of the park. From now on you also need to have a parking card clearly visible behind your windowscreen, with the name of your group and mobile phone number. This parking card can be printed from our website.

Cars should be parked in the allocated parking spaces in the nearby school. When leaving the park, turn left and follow the road to the end. A parking spot will be allocated to you. The gates are closed at 10pm; should you need your car after that or before the end of the event, please ensure it is parked outside the gates. You can still get to the school grounds by foot from the ‘Elzenhof’ itself. Camper vans can also be parked there for the duration of the event.
All cars need to have left the terrain by 10:00 Saturday morning.

First Aid
At the back of the building is a First Aid tent, accessible on Saturday and Sunday, from 10am to 6pm. Outside these opening times, there is usually a nurse present.

Rubbish
At the beginning, every group will be given a blue PMD bag and an ordinary black bin liner. In the PMD bin liner you need to put in cans, metal and drink cartons (see pictures on the bag itself). All the leftover rubbish should be put in the black bin liner. Glass needs to be gathered separately and handed in at the beer tent. The full bin liners need to be thrown in the container at the back of the building, at the latest when you leave. Please note: there are other rubbish bins in the grounds, but these are for the public's use. You can get additional rubbish bags at the secretariat if required.

Straw and Wood
Every group can collect straw and wood for their own use at the side of the building. Upon departure the remaining wood needs to be brought back and the straw needs to be raked and returned to the 'big bags'. Unfortunately, every year we notice that some groups do not clean up their campsite and leave things behind, we are going to have to be very strict about this to the point where, if things are not left as you found them i.e. clean, neat and tidy, you might be excluded from taking part in next event!

Sanitary facilities
There is drinkable tap water available at the side of the building. Two additional taps will be installed: one in front of the building on the field (where the battle normally takes place) and one near the pond.
There are chemical toilets available, at the side of the building. In the basement of the building there are showers available.

Dogs
Dogs need to be kept on the lead at all times.

Beer tent
From 7.30 am until 10 am on Saturday and Sunday mornings, there will be coffee available for free. You can order drinks at the beer tent this can be done with cash until Friday. Saturday and Sunday you need to pay in ‘zilverlingen’ and ‘Brabantse mijten’. These can be purchased at the till, opposite the beer tent. A ‘zilverling’ is €1.80; a ‘Brabantse mijt’ is €3.0. When buying 10 ‘zilverlingen’ in one go, you get the 11th free.

Competition
The tournament is a competition. Under no circumstances may the safety of the participants and audience be jeopardised. Re-enactors who jeopardise the safety of other participants will be banned from the battle. For those who cannot abide by or stick to the rules and advice, given by persons, indicated by the organisation to do so, complete expulsion ensues.
Weapons and Protection
Please see individual rules for Archery and Sword fighting
Marshals
For the sword fighting tournament we kindly ask for marshals, whose main task will be to ensure safety rules are respected.

Respect.
Every participant, regardless their age, should be able to enjoy 'camp life' and our event. Mutual respect for other participants should come first. With possible conflicts, the organizer chooses an open dialogue between the parties instead of acting in a repressive way. When the conflict persists the organizer has the final say!

 

RULES AND REGULATIONS ARCHERY FIELDSHOOTING
Conditions
Participants to the event need to be born in 2004 or earlier and need to be experienced archers; if one is under age, one needs the permission of the parents and one will take part whilst being supervised by the person responsible for the group.
Clothing and material
>Mediaeval clothing of the period one depicts is compulsory.
>Bow and arrows:
One should use a wooden long bow or horse bow and wooden arrows, a minimum of 12, with fletches in clear colours which the owner will recognise. The targets have been placed in such a way as to avoid losing arrows. The maximum draw weight is 60 pounds! The material will be checked at the meeting on Saturday morning! We also allow cross bows with a max draw weight of 60 pounds. We do not allow modern bows (synthetic or compound)! Please no hunting points on the arrows.
The tournament itself
One will shoot at 20 targets of which 18 will be positioned at different distances, 1 at 25 m and 1 at 50 m. There will also be ‘fun’ targets. It is up to the archers themselves to estimate the distance themselves (without actually measuring). It is also up to the archers and the other members of their group to keep an eye on where the arrows are landing, making the retrieving easier and thus limiting the loss of arrows. Participants who want to be in a group together tell us at the start of the competition; the organisation will divide the remaining participants into groups of 4 or 5 archers; every group will be given the number of the target where they will start, one will shoot at the targets in numerical order until 20 and then start again from 1 until all the targets have been done. E.g. one starts at target 5, the next one will be 6, 7, 8, etc until 20 and then from 1 to 4. Every participant will shoot his/her three arrows and then the group goes to find the arrows together.
Field shooting targets (animals)
One will shoot with one’s foot against the wooden post with the number of the target written on it.
Participants can shoot a maximum of three arrows per target. If the animal is hit one gets 10 points. One shoots three arrows at every target. The maximum points per target will be 30. The points will be written down at each target by the person responsible for the group on the points passport of each archer.
Olympic targets
There are two targets, one at 25 m and one at 50 m. Here one can earn points according to the coloured zones the arrows land in: gold = 10 and 9; red = 8 and 7; blue = 6 and 5; black = 4 and 3, white = 2 and 1. If the black line between two zones is broken, one gets the higher score. 
The maximum number of points that can be earned with these two targets is 30 per target. Please write the points on the passport (with the different scores per arrow in the brackets).
Fun targets
There will be fun targets, on which one will shoot 3 arrows. Each time a max of 30 points can be earned. The archers will have to use blunt arrows for the fun targets. These will be supplied by the Orde van de Hagelanders. There will be a basket with blunt arrows at every fun target, please use these arrows and make sure none get lost! If so, tell the responsible person.

The track
The group gets 15 minutes to shoot at one target! A watch or mobile phone with timer will have to be used for this. The participants each shoot their three arrows and only after every one in the group has shot will the arrows be collected. ‘Lost' arrows are often found by other groups; hand these to the person responsible who will give them back to their owner or hand them over at the secretariat trailer. Please also respect the one way system in the woods, don’t go for a walk in the woods when the competition is going on, stay in your groups!

The points
A maximum of 600 points can be earned each day, so 1200 on both days.
Please fill out the points on the points passport, CLEARLY.

Counting the points
There are separate forms for both days. The form must be filled in each day by the members of the group, with the person responsible per group overseeing. At the end of the day, the participants add all the scores themselves and put their signature with the total. These forms are handed over to the responsible person.
The points gathered on Saturday will be written on the forms used on Sunday, and at the end of the day on Sunday, the total will be made again by the participants, adding the grand total of both days as well. Signature required! This will be given in group to the person responsible. She will make the list with the results by the time the award ceremony starts (after the final of the sword fighting).
Jury
There won’t by any jury per target. A briefing for all the participants will take place before the start of the competition. EVERYBODY is responsible for the safety and per group one will indicate whether it is safe to shoot and when to collect arrows. The rules and regulations in this document will have to be adhered to at all times (otherwise one could be disqualified). Every body is responsible for adhering to the time frame per target. A watch or mobile could be used for this. A pen to complete the points passport with will be supplied by De Orde van the Hagelanders. There will be one person per group who will be responsible for the proper filling out of the points, and who comes to the meeting at the start of the day, and who will hand the paperwork to the responsible party. Please write clearly. 
During the event, the person in charge will be present in the woods to sort out any problems should the need arise. There is a tent in the woods.
Points
So per day the maximum is 600, with a maximum 1200 points for both days. Should there be a draw for the first place, an extra shooting competition will be organized. The participants with the same results, will be given 5 arrows to shoot at a target one at a time, and the one with most hits wins. 
The small print
The organisation is not responsible for damages or loss of equipment.
The organisation has the right to amend the proceedings of the tournament should it deem it necessary

RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR THE SWORD FIGHTING TOURNAMENT
General rules
Competition:
The tournament is a competition among re-enactors. The safety of the participants may not be compromised in any way or at any time i.e. every participant is responsible for the safety of his/her opponent. Re-enactors who put the safety of the other participants in jeopardy, will be excluded from the tournament. For those who do not follow the instructions given by the people appointed by the organization to do so, complete exclusion may ensue.
Participants:
Allowed to the tournament are re-enactors (male as well as female) who will be a minimum of 18 years old in 2016, are in good health and have a certain fighting experience. (We trust the common sense of the participant to judge for himself.) Participants take part at their own risk. it goes without saying that the participant cannot be under the influence of alcohol, drugs or medication. Those who are caught will be excluded from the rest tournament instantly.

Participation is in teams of three. You can register per team, but also individually. You can specify a name for your team. The organisation will try to ensure that everybody is part of a team of three.

Fighting arena:
This depends on the activity. Some will take place in a square “paddock”. This arena is made out of wooden posts and planks. The paddock itself is located on a grass area. During a fight, only the participants and a marshal are present in the paddock.

Weapons:
The allowed weapons are those weapons which are also allowed during the battle of Aarschot in August. Security of the participants is however key. Every weapon will be presented to the marshal before every activity so that the weapons can be inspected on their soundness for the fighting activity.

Clothing and protection:
This is according to the rules durng the battle of Aarschot. The once chosen clothing and protection should remain the same for every activity of the tournament. For one particular activity however a closed helmet will be mandatory.

Please note: the organising club is not responsible for damages or loss of equipment during the tournament.

Technique and safety
Techniques which are allowed or not:
Exaggerated aggressive behaviour will lead to exclusion. Stabbing is not allowed with swords.

It is everyone’s duty to report in good time at the area where the activity takes place, this to keep waiting times as short as possible. Information about the right place and time can be found on the large board at the organiser’s table or will be communicated via the loudspeakers. Team or participants who do not show up (= 5 minutes after the reminder by the organiser) will be awarded a walkover, i.e. lose the fight and the opponent gets the full score.

Marshals

- the whole of the tournament will be presided/lead by a “head judge”, helped by one or more “assistants”. It is the head judge’s task to make sure the tournament proceeds smoothly, a.o. by meticulously keeping the scores (also on the scoreboard), ensuring for a regular transition in the “paddocks”, calling of the participants who are not yet present etc. For questions concerning the tournament, one must address the head judge.

- Every activity of the tournament will be led by a marshal. For his protection, it is compulsory for the marshal to wear a gambeson, helmet and gloves. The judge makes sure the fight happens smoothly and fairly. He must see to it that fighting happens according to the rules; he has the power to stop each fight that according to him is against the rules, unfair or unsafe.

Progress of a fight

- for the individual fights in a paddock the marshal gives the command “fighters, take your guard”. The opponents put their helmets on, cross the swords, with the points down and the marshal places his staff on top. He then takes his staff off, takes a step back and says “fight”. The fighters take a step back and the fight can begin. These fights go to 5 hits: as soon as one of the participants has obtained 5 hits he wins the fight.

- the others activities will be explained in more detail to the participants before the start of the tournament. Some activities will be fought according to the rules of a field battle, so that full plates have a fairer chance in view of their heavier armour.

Progress of the tournament

Please note: the duration and the progress of the tournament can be amended depending on the number of registrations. This will be communicated beforehand.

- Saturday as well as Sunday there will be a briefing for the marshals. During this briefing, the rules will be (re) discussed as necessary.

- Due to the changed nature of the tournament, there will be no selection or elimination rounds. There will be different activities both on Saturday and Sunday, at which either the full team of three participants or an assigned member of the team will participate once. Based on the results of each activity the score of the team will be determined, and as such the final score of the winning team.

15th Century Battle near Aarschot

12 & 13 August 2017

Dear Re-enactors,

During the weekend of 12th & 13h,  August 2017, we are organising the mediaeval battle near Aarschot for the ninth time. It would give us great pleasure to also see you there in 2017. 
We would appreciate it if you could be part of our event. We are counting on your large turnout. The battle will take place on the Elzenhof domain, Nieuwland 3 in Aarschot, according to some participants, an “idyllic park”. We do ask you to attend in mediaeval attire. Merchants are more than welcome to sell their mediaeval merchandise.
On the programme, as usual, are mediaeval dancing, archery (also a competition), the mediaeval battle near Aarschot, kiddy battle and falconry. 
For more information, do not hesitate to contact us on: telephone nr. 0032 (0)16 56 16 07 or mobile 00 32 (0)495 53 02 21 or via e-mail: ivonne.janssens@skynet.be
We hope to meet you at our battle in Aarschot.  We would appreciate it if you could let us know as soon as possible, so that we can make the necessary arrangements in good time. (Last day for registration is 15/04/2017)

General Information

From 11th August at 9am, you can start to pitch your tents in the park of the “Domain Elzenhof”, Nieuwland 3, 3200 Aarschot. A closed car park is provided for the re-enactors, in the grounds of the nearby school. Camper vans can also be parked there for the duration of the event. 
There will be enough straw (only to sleep on), water and firewood available. In the castle, re-enactors can make use of the hot showers and the toilets. Those who want, can get free tea, coffee or chocolate milk in the mornings. 
You can stay until Monday morning. All the tents need to be dismantled by Monday noon. 
The camping sites need to be left neat and tidy.
friday, 14th August
Building of the camp. Welcoming of the participants from 10am. Upon arrival, registration at the secretariat, where you will be allocated your places.

Saturday, 12th August
11:00 - 12:00 : Archery
14:30 – 15:00 : Demonstration cannons
15:00 - 16:00 : Battle
17:00 : Kiddy battle
20:00 : Archery competition

Sunday, 13th August
11:00 - 12:00 : Archery
14:30 – 15:00 : Demonstration cannons
15:00 - 16:00 : Battle
17:00 : Kiddy battle

Monday 14thaugust
Dismantling of the camp. The last participants leave the terrain at noon. The camping sites need to be left nice and tidy.
Historical information, concerning the battle, will be given upon arrival. 
Itinerary: Nieuwland 3, 3200 Aarschot. You can also find some directions on the web site of the Orde van de Hagelanders vzw www.hagelanders.be or via the usual routeplanner-sites (e.g. www.maporama.com)

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Battle Regulations

1. These regulations apply for every participant to the encampment event and the Battle near Aarschot on the “Elzenhof” domain in Aarschot from 12th to 13th August .
2. The Battle near Aarschot intends to picture a realistic account of a mediaeval battle. Under no circumstances may the safety of the participants and audience be jeopardised. Re-enactors who jeopardise the safety of other participants will be banned from the Battle. For those who cannot abide by or stick to the rules and advice, given by persons, indicated by the organisation to do so, complete expulsion ensues. 
3. Participants who possess heavy arms and kit shall take into account the lighter protection of others, namely the cannoneers, (crossbow) archers and water-carriers. These and any other unprotected people should not, on no account, be attacked. They will wear a red armband to identify them. To spare any lighter protected and lighter armed participants on the battlefield they will be wearing an orange band, and will only be able to fight others with an orange band. 
4. The soundness of the arms will be checked before the start of the Battle: this comprises
- for beating and stabbing weapons: that they do not have any sharp, pointy or any other kind of dangerous
elements. Every battle arm has to be blunt or rounded.
War hammers, axes, sharp daggers, sharp cutlery or other knives are not allowed on the battlefield.
- for longbows: that only arrows provided by the organizer may be used. During the Battle the organizer puts the so-called “blunts" at the participants’ disposal. It is only allowed to shoot in 'bow’, in an arched path. Straight, direct shots are only allowed after the explicit arrangement with the captain of each archery company and this only on persons in 'full plate' with closed visor. Bows of max 40 pounds are allowed.
- for crossbows: the same as for longbows, but they need to use their own “blunts” having had them checked by the organizer beforehand. 
- outside the Battle, archery is only allowed under the supervision of the organizer, seeing that the terrain is open to the public. At the archery competition, only wooden arrows are allowed.
5. For canons and similar arms the following applies:
- every cannoneer makes sure that there is enough distance between his weapon and the audience /the re-enactors
- every cannoneer/ artillerist shall only use officially tested canons/ firearms and will ensure the safe storage of his ammunition. Next to every ammunition box, there should be kept a fire extinguisher. (if needed, ask the organizers.)
6. Protection: every active participant to the Battle, needs to dispose of the following minimal protection.

- for the archers/ water carriers/ cannoneers/ ballista-man: a helmet
- for the sword fighters and pikemen 1) a helmet or chain mail cap 2) a chain mail or a gambeson or a ‘full plate” 3) gauntlets
7. Every participant, regardless their age, should be able to enjoy 'camp life' and our event. Mutual respect for other participants should come first. With possible conflicts, the organizer chooses an open dialogue between the parties instead of acting in a repressive way. When the conflict persists the organizer has the final say!

Encampment guidelines

Here you find all the information to ensure things run smoothly. Should you experience any problems, or have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask at the secretariat, the beer tent, the kitchen tent of 'De Hagelanders' where someone will be pleased to help you and will try to solve any problems. As with every encampment, we expect you to show the necessary respect for the domain and the other groups. At all times the rules and regulations form the organizers need to be adhered to. In case of disputes, the organizer has the final word. In case of emergencies, the organizer can be reached on tel. 0495 530221.

 

Arrival and Departure
From friday 11th August, you can start to pitch your tents. You can stay until Monday morning. All the tents need to be dismantled by Monday noon. The camping sites need to be left neat and tidy.
Registration at the secretary; camping sites will be allocated there. 

Campfire
Campfires ALWAYSs need to be made in a fire basket. Open fires must never be left unattended.

Car park
Cars can come onto the terrain for loading and unloading ONLY and must stay on the HARDENED ROADS. After unloading, please remove the cars from the terrain, as soon as possible. That way the road isn't blocked for other participants unloading their things. Cars should be removed from the terrain by 10 am on the Saturday morning. From Sunday, 6 pm, cars are allowed on the terrain, for those who are leaving on Sunday.
Wheelbarrows will be available to help you unload your things should you not be able to get close to your campsite by car! We really need to avoid causing damage with the tyres to the paths in the woods and on the grass!! Thank you for being careful! The town council is being very strict about this and we mustn’t cause any more damage to the surfaces of the park. The adherence to these regulations will be supervised in a very strict way. From now on you also need to have a parking card clearly visible behind your windowscreen, with the name of your group and mobile phone number. This parking card can be printed from our website.

Cars should be parked in the allocated parking spaces in the nearby school. When leaving the park, turn left and follow the road to the end. A parking spot will be allocated to you. The gates are closed at 10pm; should you need your car after that or before the end of the event, please ensure it is parked outside the gates. You can still get to the school grounds by foot from the ‘Elzenhof’ itself. Camper vans can also be parked there for the duration of the event.

First Aid

At the back of the building is a First Aid tent, accessible on Saturday and Sunday, from 10am to 10pm. Outside these opening times, there is usually a nurse present.

Rubbish

At the beginning, every Group will be given a blue PMD bag and an ordinary black bin liner. In the PMD bin liner you need to put in cans, pmd and drink cartons. All the leftover rubbish should be put in the black bin liner. The full bin liners need to be thrown in the container at the back of the building, at the latest when you leave. Please note: there are other rubbish bins in the grounds, but these are for the public's use. If you require more bin liners, please ask at the beer tent.

Straw and Wood

Every group can collect straw and wood for their own use at the side of the building. Upon departure the remaining wood needs to be brought back and the straw needs to be raked and returned to the 'big bags'.

Unfortunately, every year we notice that some groups do not clean up their campsite and leave things behind, we are going to have to be very strict about this to the point where, if things are not left as you found them i.e. clean, neat and tidy, you might be excluded from taking part in the next event!

Sanitary facilities

There is drinkable tap water available at the side of the building. Two additional taps will be installed: one in front of the building on the field (where the battle is) and one near the pond. There are chemical toilets available, at the side of the castle as well as in the woods. In the basement of the building there are showers available.

Dogs

Dogs need to be kept on the lead at all times.

Beer tent

From 7.30 am until 10 am on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday mornings, there will be coffee, tea and hot chocolate available for free. You can also order rolls from the bakery for Saturday and Sunday morning. Please order the evening before by 5pm, the delivery will be the morning after. Please obtain a list from the beer tent. Payment when ordering. The rolls will be delivered the next day at about 8am; you can collect your order from the beer tent.
You can order drinks at the beer tent (self service); this can be done with cash until Friday. Saturday and Sunday you need to pay in ‘zilverlingen’ and ‘Brabantse mijten’. These can be purchased at the till, opposite the beer tent. A ‘zilverling’ is €1.8; a ‘Brabantse mijt’ is € 3. Buying 10 in one go entitles you to one extra for free.

Saturday:

Captains’ meeting at 10 am on the battle field. Every captains needs to be present as the details of the battle will be discussed.

Archers who wish to take part in the battle need to present themselves at 11am at the battlefield in order to take part in the rehearsals for the battle in the afternoon. If one does not take part in the rehearsals one cannot take part in the battle.

Sunday:

Captains’ meeting at 10am on the battle field. Every captains needs to be present as the details of the battle will be discussed.

Archers who wish to take part in the battle need to present themselves at 12am at the battlefield in order to take part in the rehearsals for the battle in the afternoon. If one does not take part in the rehearsals one cannot take part in the battle.