Welcome to the website of the Rugby Football Club Haarlem
About the club
Our RFC was founded in 1980 and is a merger between our predecessors Kinheim and Heemstede. Our rugby club has its venue at van der Aart sportpark and based on a five year temporary permit the founding members built their own clubhouse. Still standing on the same ground, we recently refurbished our clubhouse and have an extension for physiotherapy, power training, storage and conference room. Matches are hardly cancelled as the pitch is built on sand.
Van der Aartsportpark
Van der Aartweg 4
2026 ZL Haarlem
+31 23 5385709 (best reach on Wednesday and Friday evenings)
Haarlem has 2 senior union sides, a female team, a veteran 10 to 15-a-side team dependent on the event as well as youth players in various age groups. The 1st mens 15-a-side team currently play in the national 2nd division, the 2nd 15-a-side play in the 4th division and the ladies’ Raving Pumas play 1st divison.
Whether you are an ambitious player, looking to play some good rugby on a regular basis, or you are just looking for a good time, Haarlem is just the place for you! You are more than welcome and feel free to join us!
For only € 10 euro we will insure you at the Dutch Rugby Union and you can experience the rugby. As soon as rugby turns you on, we will be happy to embrace you as a new club member.
Training & matches
Want to find out what Haarlem is all about; grab your kit (boots, shirt, shorts) and join us in training; we train every Wednesday and Friday, starting at 8 pm sharp. Matches are on Sunday for the teams above 16 years of age and on Saturday for the junior sides.
Plan a rugby match against Haarlem
Haarlem will host any team who are seeking a competitive match and a song or two after.
Nearby accommodation Stayokay hostel or Bastion hotel Haarlem / Velsen
Any questions or further information, please feel free to call us or send us an email.