The area where the Willem-Alexander Baan rowing course is located, is at about the lowest point in the Netherlands. It is a natural gathering place when in extreme rainfall extra water storage is needed. Four million additional cubic meters of water can be collected around the course.
Athletes and especially rowers are now very enthusiastic about this region, called the Eendragtspolder, because there is now the state-of-the-art equipped Willem-Alexander Baan rowing course.
The course meets the highest requirements of the international rowing, the Olympics included. The 2 km rowing course is designed in collaboration with the FISA and constructed by the City of Rotterdam. Already, a significant program of events (including the World Championships 2016) is sceduled, a number of rowing clubs makes much use of the training facilities and even open water swimmers, canoeists, tri-athletes, runners and cyclists take advantage of the sports opportunities that the Willem-Alexander Baan rowing course offers.