G.S.V.V. The Knickerbockers


Our slogan definitely represents the culture of the club. Football is of course, very important, but besides the game, sociability and social complicity are also a part of our policy. The Knickerbockers is one of the biggest student football clubs in the Netherlands, with 26 senior football teams playing every Saturday. The first team of the men plays in the thirth league at the moment and our first ladies team is playing in the first league. The level of our teams vary from the first league till the sixth league. 


Besides football, there are a lot of activities organised by different committees at our football club. At the end of every season two tournaments will be held, named the International Tournament and the Knockerbicker-tournament. At the tournaments football and partying are going side by side. The Knockerbicker-tournament is for the recreative football teams, while the International Tournament is organised for the performance teams. Since 1988 teams from all over Europe will come to the Appleknockers Flophouse to play at our International Tournament and to drink about 10.000 litres of beer in one weekend. Furthermore there are many theme parties organised during the season, a Christmas party with a beer including relay race and last but not least a charity day. The charity day supports a different foundation every year. In 2017 we collected around €6.500 for the Beatrix Children Hospital. Moreover there is a possibility to go on a ski/snowboard trip in January and to go discover an European city with the Lenteuitje (Spring break). For the new members, we organize an introduction weekend in August to the island Schiermonnikoog. 

Rules of conduct

To guarantee the amazing atmosphere in our Appleknockers Flophouse, there are a few rules of conduct:

  • It is prohibited to use drugs inside or outside our clubhouse.
  • It is prohibited to deliberately damage properties of the club.
  • You are only allowed to our clubhouse if the positive atmosphere can be guaranteed.

If you won't follow our rules of conduct, the board can decide to remove you from our territory. 


Since a few years we do have two fields of artificial grass, which means that it is still possible to train under bad weather circumstances. The names of our fields of artificial grass are RIK (Rubber Ingestrooid Kunstgrasveld) and JANS (Jans Arends Negende Speelveld). 

Social character

The Knickerbockers is well known because of our social character. After a few months you will definitely know a lot of members, so you can have an amazing night at our clubhouse with anyone. Besides that, there are also a lot of famous people who ever visited our clubhouse, like Arjen Robben, John Blankensteijn and Eric Braamhaar.