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Dutch Water Polo National Championships

January 30, 2023

GZC Donk collects six away points and keeps top spot

GZC Donk, the leader of the Dutch League, had two very demanding tasks last weekend. The Gouda-based team played two away matches against good opponents. Still, […]
January 23, 2023

PSV surprises UZSC in Eindhoven

PSV caused a big surprise in the Dutch League last weekend. The Eindhoven-based team, which had only six points before the 12th round, defeated UZSC, one […]
January 16, 2023

GZC Donk climbs to 1st place in Eredivisie

GZC Donk climbed atop the table after the first weekend of the Dutch League in 2023. The new leader collected six points in the first two […]
December 12, 2022

Polar Bears lonely atop; Het Ravijn wins thriller

Polar Bears will enter the new year as the leader of the Dutch League. The Bears beat ZVL-1886 Center in their last match this year. At […]
December 5, 2022

Great weekend for Polar Bears – two wins in derby games

The California Bears won the NCAA title, while the team named after one of the strongest animals had a successful weekend in Europe, too. Polar Bears […]
November 28, 2022

Penalty shootout drama in Gouda in Dutch Cup quarterfinals

ZV De Zaan, AZC, Polar Bears and UZSC advanced to the semifinals of the Dutch Men’s Cup. The most exciting game of this round was an […]
November 21, 2022

Title holder ends losing streak; AZC keeps top spot

Favorites made no mistake in the matches of the regular round of the Dutch Men’s League last weekend. There were no close contests. AZC is still […]
November 7, 2022

ZV De Zaan wins Dutch Super Cup

An action-packed weekend is behind the clubs of the Dutch men’s league. A regular league round was held on Saturday. A day after, national champion Het […]
October 24, 2022

ZV De Zaan knocks down Polar Bears; reigning champion suffers new loss

For the first time since the start of the season, a complete league round was held in one weekend in the men’s Dutch championships. All 12 […]
October 24, 2022

Women’s Eredivisie: Donk take three points against De Zaan in early season duel

The second matchday of the Women’s Eredivisie has come and gone, and it was a successful weekend for GZC Donk who narrowly defeated last weekend’s Super […]
October 17, 2022

Polar Bears beat title holder in replay of 2022 final

The highlight of the last weekend in the Dutch male league was a replay of the previous season’s final. Polar Bears, the 2nd-placed team in the […]
October 16, 2022

De Zaan lift Super Cup as Women’s Eredivisie returns

Women’s water polo in the Netherlands made its long-anticipated return, as the Dutch Super Cup Final and three league games took place over the weekend.  In […]
October 12, 2022

Women’s Eredivisie: A trio of teams vie for Dutch crown

This weekend marks the start of the Dutch women’s league, which features a number of strong contenders for the championship. In one of Europe’s most historic […]
October 10, 2022

Dutch champion Het Ravijn barely saves three points

Several matches were played in the Dutch Men’s League in the past week. A few clubs have played two games so far, but some teams haven’t […]
September 14, 2022

Dutch Duo return to the Netherlands to reinforce three-time European Champions

The Dutch club Widex GZC Donk, who won three of the first four editions of the women’s Euro League (1988, 1989, 1991), have signed two stars […]
July 28, 2022

PODCAST: Doudesis: “The national team is a continuous process”

We were delighted to invite the head coach of the Netherlands women’s national team, Evangelos Doudesis, to talk with James on the Total Waterpolo Podcast this […]
May 29, 2022

Sizzling weekend brings Het Ravijn the Dutch title

Het Ravijn have won the Dutch national title for the first time in their history. In an exciting water polo weekend in which both teams barely […]
May 24, 2022

Polar Bears and Het Ravijn to Dutch final

Polar Bears and Het Ravijn are the finalists who will compete for the Dutch title this weekend. In the semifinals they defeated ZVL-1886 and ZV De […]
May 17, 2022

Surprises in the Dutch quarterfinals

It was an exciting weekend in the Dutch league. Reigning national champion GZC Donk and title favorite AZC were eliminated in the quarterfinals of the play-offs […]
May 9, 2022

Dutch Cup for Polar Bears and ZV De Zaan

On Sunday the women of Polar Bears and the men of ZV De Zaan won the Dutch national cup.  The men of ZV De Zaan, which […]
March 21, 2022

SVH relegates and PSV records an important victory

With the play-offs approaching, the top eight teams have crystallized in the Dutch league. But at the bottom it’s still very exciting. This season, no less […]
March 15, 2022

Polar Bears wins eighth Dutch title

Last weekend the denouement took place in Dutch league for women. Polar Bears and ZV De Zaan competed for the national title in a best-of-three final. […]
March 7, 2022

Dutch women’s league ready for semi-finals

In the Netherlands, the semi-finalists are known in the highest women’s water polo league: UZSC, ZV De Zaan, Polar Bears and GZC Donk qualified for the […]
February 27, 2022

Polar Bears win battle for 3rd place

In the Netherlands, only the men took action this weekend. Polar Bears won the battle for third place in the rankings and Waterpolo Den Haag and […]