Missed out on 2020 Dutch Grand Prix tickets? Here’s your options

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The Dutch Grand Prix returns to the Formula 1 calendar in 2020 after an absence of 35 years. With Max Verstappen getting even more popular at home, demand for tickets has unsurprisingly far exceeded supply.

After months of speculation, the return of the Dutch Grand Prix was confirmed by Formula 1 in May. The race is set to take place at Circuit Zandvoort, a historic seaside circuit near Amsterdam that last hosted the Dutch Grand Prix in 1985. With massive local support for Dutch driver Max Verstappen, the organizers quickly realized that demand for tickets would far exceed supply, so a ballot system for ticket applications was initiated on the event’s official site, DutchGP.com. After registering on the site, fans were able to apply for up to six tickets between June 25 and July 9. The wait is almost over. The results of the ticket ballot will be announced tomorrow, Tuesday July 23. Unfortunately, with than 1 million applications and only 105,000 places available on each of the event’s three days, many fans will be disappointed. All is not lost however. Here’s what you can do if you miss out.

1. Buy an Official Ticket Package from F1 Experiences

Official Ticket Packages from F1 Experiences are already available, without a ballot. Prices start at $699 for the Starter Ticket Package, which gets you a 3-day seat in the Hairpin 1&2 grandstand, plus some additional activities at the track on Thursday such as an Exclusive Pit Lane Walk and Guided Track Tour. Trophy ($1299 USD) & Hero Ticket Packages ($1599 USD) also get you a 3-day grandstand seat and Thursday activities, plus a Paddock Club Reception with a current driver and F1 Insider Access on Friday. Packages with access to the Formula 1 Paddock Club are also on sale. Click here to browse all 2020 Dutch Grand Prix packages from F1 Experiences.

2. Try your luck later in the year

Tickets not taken up in the ballot – and any extra capacity – will be made available later in the year on DutchGP.com. The organizers are also planning to offer a “reseller platform” where fans can safely sell unused tickets to other fans. We don’t recommend purchasing any tickets via any other online means, as authenticity cannot be guaranteed.

3. Wait for hospitality tickets to go on sale

Applications are still open for hospitality tickets to the 2020 Dutch Grand Prix. In addition to the Formula 1 Paddock Club above the pits, several other more moderately priced hospitality suites are also expected to be available at Circuit Zandvoort.

4. Wait until 2021

It’s not always the best idea to go to the first year of a new event, or the first year back after a long break (look at the 2018 French Grand Prix for proof). There’s bound to be teething problems at Circuit Zandvoort during the first race weekend; it hasn’t been hosting events of this magnitude for a long time and some of the circuit improvements may not be ready in time for 2020. The event has been confirmed for at least 3 years, so you’ve got time!

More Information about the 2020 Dutch Grand Prix

  • When is the 2020 Dutch Grand Prix? An official date has not yet been announced, but the race is expected to be held in the first half of May, probably on the 3rd or 10th of the month.
  • What are the ticket prices? General Admission tickets cost €185 for 3 days, while the cheapest grandstand tickets are priced from €260. Click here for the full price list.
  • How to get there? Zandvoort is close to Amsterdam’s Schipol Airport (AMS), a major European hub with discount and flag carrier flights to all corners of the world. Amsterdam is also well connected to European train routes, including the Eurostar from London to Amsterdam, which takes less than 4 hours.
  • Where to stay? The town of Zandvoort has a limited supply of hotel accommodation which is going to be either sold out or prohibitively expense on race weekend. Trackside camping is expected to be popular, though the weather in early May is not generally the best. The Dutch capital of Amsterdam is just 30 minutes by train from the circuit and trains are expected to be one of the best ways – aside from bicycles – to get to the track on race weekend

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Andrew Balfour is the Founder and Editor of F1Destinations.com. He originally hails from Adelaide, where he went to his first F1 race way back in 1987. He's been resident in Europe for almost 15 years and travels regularly to F1 races around the world.

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