Starters’ Guide

Starters’ Guide

Transport & Parking

Schiphol Airport to KoA: JVD Open & Bastion Hotel (& Van der Valk)

From Schiphol Airport to Eindhoven there’s a direct connection by train twice an hour. You can check your travel schedule using the online travel planner here. From = Schiphol, To= Eindhoven station. From the train station there is a bus to the venue: Indoor Sportcentrum Eindhoven (bus stop is Fontys Hogescholen, Theo Koomenlaan, Eindhoven), the Van der Valk Hotel (bus stop: Hotel Eindhoven, Eindhoven) and the Bastion Hotel (bus stop Burgemeester Mollaan, Waalre), in that order.

Hotel Bastion (& Hotel van der Valk) to KoA: JVD Open

See the infographic for bus, taxi and car travel to the KOA-location.


Parking is available next to the venue, at a parking garage. It is not big enough to accommodate all, but there are two additional parking areas. Please be aware these are situated 750m from the venue. The official parking is the one near the swimming pool, which will be indicated and we will run a shuttle service between the parking and venue. For your convenience there will be a kiss & ride zone (drop-off zone) in front of the venue. If you come by car from the Hotel Bastion via the road indicated on the infographic, you will pass an alternative parking, “Velddoornweg”, it’s a bit closer to the venue then the swimming pool parking


We are happy to welcome more than 900 archers to our tournament. To avoid long queues on Saturday morning, we will open the accreditation desks on Friday evening between 19:00h – 21:00h. For your and our convenience, we appreciate archers collecting their accreditation on Friday!

Friday practice

For those wanting to practice on the thursday and friday, Archery Club’s VZOD & OGIO will open their clubhouses from 19:00 till 22:00 on thursday and  for you to practice. A fee of 5 euros will be asked to cover the costs of practice. Find the adres of the archery clubs here.

Competition format

Each Saturday shooting session starts with a 15-minute warm-up followed by 2 x 30 arrow rounds. On Sunday your shooting session assignment is determined by Saturday’s results. Sunday’s session begins with a 15 minute warm-up followed by one 30 arrow round. When qualification has ended, we will proceed with a Joker-round, the winner of this massive shoot-off will get a ticket into the finals, target assignments for the Joker-round will be published after the first 60-arrows have been shot on saturday.

The last part of our competition is our spectacular final, a show of great archery presented in an exciting atmosphere. For detailed rules and regulations check our rulebook here.


A variety of food and drink items are available at the venue, including the on-site resturant. Options include a variety of hot food, snacks, and more.

Nerves of Steel

The legendary Nerves of Steel shoot takes place at the main venue on the Saturday evening. A maximum of 100 archers are able to shoot this event and are randomly selected, we will invite the Nerves of Steel warriors by e-mail a couple of weeks before the event starts. It promises to be an extraordinary side-event at Kings of Archery: JVD Open this year too! Those who were not invited, we are sorry but you are more then welcome to stay and watch the action.


If you have any other questions you can contact us by email at or via Facebook messenger.