The spiritual home of LGCT and GCL is the stunning state-of-the-art Tops International Arena in Valkenswaard, The Netherlands - one of the world's leading equestrian facilities.
Valkenswaard is a small Dutch town, close to the city of Eindhoven and the Belgian border, and is heralded as the epicentre for equestrian sport in the Netherlands, most notably show jumping. Set in the beautiful countryside around Valkenswaard, the spectacular Tops International Arena is the spiritual home of the prestigious Longines Global Champions Tour and revolutionary GCL.
This stunning venue is of world renown and mixes cutting edge design and technology with traditional values, designed with a ‘horse first’ approach. The venue features an exceptional 125m by 85m sweeping sand arena, four further arenas featuring top class footing, canter tracks and lunging arenas, expansive warm up arenas, exceptional wash areas and facilities for grooms to provide top standard care.
Meanwhile for spectators there is a shopping village, refreshment and entertainment areas, with covered grandstands and hospitality areas offering unparalleled views of the arena, creating the perfect environment for competitors, spectators and VIP guests alike.
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MAASTRICHTERWEG 249 – 5556VB – VALKENSWAARD
GPS COORDINATES: LATITUDE: 51.305891 LONGITUDE: 5.46864
EINDHOVEN AIRPORT (NED)– 23 KM Latitude: 51° 26' 59.99" N/ Longitude: 5° 22' 16.79" E
DUSSELDORF INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (GER) – 111 KM Latitude: 51.2870 Longitude: 6.7667.
SCHIPHOL AMSTERDAM (NED)– 153 KM Latitude 52.308056/ Longitude 4.764167
BRUSSELS AIRPORT (BEL) – 114 KM Latitude: 50.9008 Longitude: 4.4840.
Airport Transfer Services
There is a selection of transport options available, including train, bus, and taxi, depending on the airport.
Getting around in Eindhoven/Valkenswaard
Cycling is a popular mode of transportation in The Netherlands and all towns tend to have cycle paths. You can access many areas either on foot or by bicycle, or take a taxi or bus for longer journeys.
Things to Do
Valkenswaard is surrounded by a number of unique nature reserves, including De Malpie nature reserve, De Groote Heide, the Leenderbos, the stream valleys of the Tongelreep and the Dommel, HagevenPlateaux, and De Drie Bruggen. These reserves have many cycling, walking and running paths.
Saint Benedict Abbey of Achel, or Achelse Kluis - this is located on the Belgian border and is a Cistercian abbey. The abbey is known, among other things, for the famous Trappist beer Achel, which has been brewed here since 1998.
Eindhoven - explore the streets of downtown Eindhoven, from the beautiful Catharinakerk (St. Catharine’s Church) to the impressive Piazza on 18 September Square. Enjoy a range of shopping options, from department stores to smaller boutiques, and stop off at one of the many cafes and bars on the terraces of Kerkstraat or Market Square.
Strijp-S - this new neighbourhood has been created from the old Philips factory sites and is now known for cool shops and good food spots as well as luxurious lofts and creative workplaces.
De Bergen - this old district in Eindhoven features interesting architecture and is filled with cafés and restaurants, as well as a collection antique stores, bookshops, and art galleries.
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