26-27 October 2019


Doors open on 26 October 2019 at 9:00

On 26 & 27 October in Haarlem, the Historical European Fighting & Fencings Arts Coalition is celebrating its 10th anniversary! This year the AMEK is proud to host HEFFAC X. And we look forward sharing this experience with you.

What can you expect:

Top Dutch and Belgian HEMA instructors from all your favorite clubs! High level workshops, lectures, a new kind of tournament (surprise) and a cool HEMA auction (where you can win a lot of cool stuff) and of course tons of fun and games! Saturday evening we will all unwind and have dinner together in Haarlem. Catch up with your HEMA friends and get to know a lot of new ones.

New to HEMA?

HEMA as martial arts has been gaining a lot of popularity over the years. If you want to check out what Historical European Martial Arts is all about, please come and visit us and see what we are up to during this event! We are more than happy to answer all of your questions.



Saturday, 09:30

As this is the 10th edition we wanted to do something special. A little more emphasis on the social aspect of HEMA than on competition. Still there is a tournament! But it’s quite informal. Details in section Tournament


Saturday, 12:00-17:00

  • Mishaël Lopes Cardozo - Lecture on Vor Nach Indes & mindset
  • Cem Ates – Longsword schielhau vs. krumphau
  • Michel Rensen - Longsword
  • Karin Verelst - Ringen
  • Nick van der Lee - Poleaxe Jeu de la hache
  • Sean Wauters - Sword & Buckler

Sunday 10:00-16:30

  • Alwin Goethals - Dagger: simplify
  • Bart Jongsma - Saber
  • Oskar ter Mors - Messer
  • Mishaël Lopes Cardozo - Longsword: get faster
  • Majken Roelfszema – Longsword Basics
  • Max van den Ekart - Ringen am Schwert
  • Jasper Boelsma & Deandra de Looff - 'Viking' shield & Sword


Sunday, 16:30-17:30

Fun martial games have always been a staple of the HEFFAC event. This year is no exception!
Saturday dinner: 19:30 at Eetcafé Bruxelles, Haarlem.

Registration / aanmelding

Price: 60€ all weekend, 40€ for one day

Go to registration form

Entry for visitors: €5, kids up to 14 are free. Pay cash at the door.


Fun tournament. Starts Saturday 9:30

All participants start with the same amount of tokens. You challenge anyone you like and you get tokens when you win, depending on if you are the challenger or the challenged or if you decline a challenge. You can earn tokens also with attending workshops, a way to redeem yourself in case you lose all your fights and have no tokens left. You can gain more as the instructor will have some tokens as well to give away to those that excel in his workshop. We keep track of how many fights you won and in the end a few top guys will come out and there will be king of the hill amongst those 5. There will be an auction, where you can use your acquired tokens and bid on the stuff you like.

Tournament rules (PDF)


Kennemer Sportcenter, IJsbaanlaan 4a, 2024 AV Haarlem. By car through road N208. There's ample parking space. If you arrive by public transport go to Bloemendaal train station, adjacent to the sports hall.

Saturday dinner is at 9:30 at Eetcafé Bruxelles, Lange Wijngaardstraat 16, Haarlem. Parking at 'De Appelaar' or 'Station'.


Places to sleep in Haarlem

The nearest hotel is Ibis Styles Haarlem City.

A budget alternative is a hostel, Stayokay Haarlem.

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