The FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour returns to Netherlands on Oct. 25-29, 2017 for the double-gender FIVB Aalsmeer 1-Star Open. This will be the third event on the 2017 portion of the calendar for the 2018 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour.

The Aalsmeer event will mark the eighth time for a men’s competition in the Netherlands and eighth women’s tournament held in the country. 


Aalsmeer is a municipality and a town in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. Its name is derived from the Dutch for eel (aal) and lake (meer). Aalsmeer is bordered by the Westeinderplassen Lake, the largest open water of the Randstad and the Ringvaart Canal. The town is located 13 km (8 mi) southwest of Amsterdam.

With a population of nearly 31,000, the city is sometimes referred to as the flower capital of the world, as the largest flower auction in the world is based in Aalsmeer, along with numerous nuseries and experimental stations for floriculture. The municipality of Aalsmeer consists of the following cities, towns, and villages: Aalsmeer, Kudelstaart, Oosteinde, as well as the hamlet Calslagen.