2012 Holland Heineken House

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The front of the 2012 Holland Heinken House in Alexandra Palace

The 2012 Holland Heineken House was the Dutch meeting place for supporters, athletes and other followers during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, organized by Heineken and NOC*NSF. It was the 11th edition of the Holland Heineken House since 1982. The 2012 House opened its doors on the day of the opening ceremony on 27 July 2012 and closed on the day of the closing ceremony, 12 August 2012. Due to the expected numbers of visitors, tickets were sold in advance.[1] With about six thousand visitors per day, over hundred thousand visitors the venue during the Games.[2]

The layout[edit]

People watching an Olympic event at the Holland Heineken House
Party in the big hall

The 2012 Holland Heineken House had various shops, restaurants, reception rooms for sponsors and athletes, media facilities and a NOC*NSF information desk. During the day visitors could watch Olympic events on big screens and play different sports. There was a big hall for medal celebrations and performances of different artists during the night. The overall design and executions was created by Gielissen Interiors & Exhibitions.

Medal celebrations[edit]

Medal celebration of Lobke Berkhout and Lisa Westerhof

Dutch medalist together with their coaches were honoured on the day they won on medal or later when they had to participate in other events. Because Marianne Vos won her gold medal in the road cycling women's road race due to the team performance of the Dutch team, her teammates Ellen van Dijk, Annemiek van Vleuten, Loes Gunnewijk were honoured as well.

Date Medal Name(s) Coach Sport Event Ref
1 August  Gold Marianne Vos
Ellen van Dijk
Annemiek van Vleuten
Loes Gunnewijk
Johan Lammerts Cycling Women's road race [3]
 Bronze Edith Bosch Chris de Korte Judo Women's 70 kg
2 August  Bronze Chantal Achterberg
Claudia Belderbos
Carline Bouw
Sytske de Groot
Annemiek de Haan
Nienke Kingma
Anne Schellekens (cox)
Roline Repelaer van Driel
Jacobine Veenhoven
Rowing Women's eight [4]
 Bronze Henk Grol Maarten Arens Judo Men's 100 kg [4]
4 August  Gold Ranomi Kromowidjojo Jacco Verhaeren Swimming Women's 100 m freestyle [5]
 Gold Women's 50 m freestyle
 Silver Inge Dekker
Femke Heemskerk
Ranomi Kromowidjojo
Marleen Veldhuis
Hinkelien Schreuder
Women's 4 × 100 m freestyle relay
 Bronze Marleen Veldhuis Women's 50 m freestyle
6 August  Silver Marit Bouwmeester Sailing Women's Laser Radial class [6]
 Silver Marc Houtzager
Gerco Schröder
Maikel van der Vleuten
Jur Vrieling
Rob Ehrens Equestrian Team jumping [7]
7 August  Gold Epke Zonderland Daniel Knibbeler Gymnastics Men's horizontal bar [6]
 Bronze Teun Mulder Cycling Men's keirin [6]
8 August  Gold Dorian van Rijsselberghe Sailing Men's sailboard [8]
 Silver Gerco Schröder Rob Ehrens Equestrian Individual jumping [8]
9 August  Silver Adelinde Cornelissen Johan Hamminga Equestrian Individual dressage [9]
 Bronze Adelinde Cornelissen
Edward Gal
Anky van Grunsven
Team dressage
10 August  Gold Netherlands women's national field hockey team
Marilyn Agliotti Kelly Jonker
Naomi van As Kim Lammers
Merel de Blaeij Caia van Maasakker
Carlien Dirkse van den Heuvel Kitty van Male
Margot van Geffen Maartje Paumen
Maartje Goderie Sophie Polkamp
Eva de Goede Joyce Sombroek
Ellen Hoog Lidewij Welten
Max Caldas Field hockey Women's tournament [10]
 Bronze Laura Smulders Cycling Women's BMX [11]
11 August  Silver Netherlands men's national field hockey team
Sander Baart Teun de Nooijer
Billy Bakker Jaap Stockmann
Marcel Balkestein Valentin Verga
Floris Evers Klaas Vermeulen
Rogier Hofman Bob de Voogd
Robert van der Horst Mink van der Weerden
Tim Jenniskens Roderick Weusthof
Wouter Jolie Sander de Wijn
Robbert Kemperman
Paul van Ass Field hockey Men's tournament [12]
 Bronze Lobke Berkhout
Lisa Westerhof
Jacco Koops Sailing Women's 470 class [13]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Holland Heineken House 2012". olympischespelenlonden.nl. Retrieved 3 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Meer dan honderdduizend bezoekers Holland Heineken House". nusport.nl. 12 August 2012. Retrieved 3 May 2013.
  3. ^ "Vos en Bosch toegejuicht in HHH". nusport.nl. 2 August 2012. Retrieved 3 May 2013.
  4. ^ a b "BRONZEN VROUWEN ACHT EN HENK GROL GEHULDIGD IN HOLLAND HEINEKEN HOUSE". perspagina.nl. 3 August 2012. Retrieved 3 May 2013.
  5. ^ "Uitzinnige menigte huldigt zwemsters in HHH". Algemeen Dagblad. 5 August 2012. Retrieved 3 May 2013.
  6. ^ a b c "Mulder, Bouwmeester en Zonderland gehuldigd". NOC*NSF. 8 August 2012. Retrieved 3 May 2013.
  7. ^ "Springruiters gehuldigd in Holland House". nusport.nl. 7 August 2012. Retrieved 3 May 2013.
  8. ^ a b "Van Rijsselberghe crowdsurfend door HHH". nusport.nl. 9 August 2012. Retrieved 3 May 2013.
  9. ^ "Holland House huldigt dressuurruiters". nusport.nl. 10 August 2012. Retrieved 3 May 2013.
  10. ^ "Hockeysters crowdsurfend door Holland Heineken House". nusport.nl. 11 August 2012. Retrieved 3 May 2013.
  11. ^ "Hockeysters crowdsurfend door Holland Heineken House". nusport.nl. 11 August 2012. Retrieved 3 May 2013.
  12. ^ "Hockeyers en zeilsters als laatsten gehuldigd". Volkskrant. 12 August 2012. Retrieved 3 May 2013.
  13. ^ "Berkhout en Westerhof gehuldigd in Heineken House". nusport.nl. 12 August 2012. Retrieved 3 May 2013.

Coordinates: 51°35′37.65″N 0°7′48.47″W / 51.5937917°N 0.1301306°W / 51.5937917; -0.1301306