World Championship 2023

November 17 and 18, 2023, the NKKO is organizing the Kyokushin World Championships Karate in Kumite and Kata under the auspices of the KWF.

It will take place in Arnhem, The Netherlands at Sportcentrum Valkenhuizen

At this time there is only general information on this page. This will be updated as the organization progresses. So keep an eye on this page and follow us on social media.


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Arnhem – Sportcentrum Valkenhuizen

The championship is located in Arnhem. Arnhem is perfectly accessible by public transportation. From Schiphol our national airport, there is a direct train connection to Arnhem. Within an hour you are in the center of Arnhem and to get to your hotel you take a bus or cab.


Participation in the championship is only possible for country teams affiliated and/or cooperating with the KWU and or the EFCKO.

It will take place over three days. The draft program is as follows:

Thursday November 16:

  • 12.00 – 19.00 registration of the teams – Bilderberg Hotel
  • 19.00 – 22.00 referee briefing – Bilderberg Hotel
  • 22.00 Draw & Information meeting – Bilderberg Hotel

Friday November 17 (6 tatami):

  • 08.00 – Official briefing Sportcentre Valkenhuizen
  • 09.00 – 11.00 Kata Championships – all categories
  • 10.00 – 17.00 Championship of children and juniors (<18)
  • 17.00 – 18.00 Award ceremony children, juniors and kata
  • 20.00 – 22.00 KWF-meeting

Saturday November 18:

  • 08.00 – Official briefing Sportcentre Valkenhuizen
  • 09.00 – 15.00 World Championships Youth (18-19-20) and Seniors
  • 15.00 – 18.00 Finals and Award ceremony
  • 20.00 – 24.00 Sayonara party Bilderberg hotel


Official Hotel 

Hotel Bilderberg Oosterbeek (only 80 rooms available of which 25 can be turned into a 3 persons room)

Between November 15 and 19 there are special arrangements wich can be booked direct by the hotel trough this link: RESERVATION BILDERBERG HOTEL FULLY BOOKED

1 person room€ 120,00 per night incl. breakfast
2 person room€ 130,00 per night incl. breakfast
3 person room€ 172,50 per night incl. breakfast 

Prices Bilderberg: For diner you can book this separate in the hotel but nearby are sufficient good restaurants

Secondary hotel

Ibis Styles Arnhem (50 rooms available)

Between November 15 and 19 there are special arrangements which can be booked direct by the hotel trough this link: RESERVATION IBIS HOTEL FULLY BOOKED

2 person room€ 130,00 per night incl. breakfast 
1 person room€ 120,00 per night incl. breakfast 

Transport between hotel and Valkenhuizen

During the Championship it is possible to use a transportation service between the official hotels and the Valkenhuizen sports center. In order to do so, tickets must be purchased in advance from the tournament’s organization by November 10th.

Alternative for the hotels

Since our hotels in Arnhem are currently fully booked, we have a great alternative for you – EuroParcs De Hooge Veluwe, a modern holiday park just outside Arnhem in the forest. They offer various accommodations and fantastic amenities, including an indoor pool, wellness facilities, sports, a restaurant, and a park shop. You can book your stay directly here: Holiday park EuroParcs De Hooge Veluwe | Nature | EuroParcs

It’s only 7 km from Arnhem Central Station, easily accessible by bus 9, and conveniently located near the World Championship venue Sportscentre Valkenhuizen and our main hotel, De Bilderberg. For assistance or large group bookings, please email nkko.evenementen@gmail.com.

For more information contact the General Secretary of the KWF Shihan Andrey Drewniak: