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Food & Drinks - information for visitors

Sports, good times and the fresh outdoor air can give quite the appetite for food and drinks. This year, CHIO Rotterdam offers a wide range of catering venues. Several food trucks can be found at the entrance area surrounding the Dura Vermeer Arena en in the Stroodorp food and drinks can be found at the Brasserie and at the bar. CHIO Rotterdam is a cashless event: at our grounds, payments can only be made using debit of credit card.

Please bear in mind that in The Netherlands we have a deposit system for cans and PET-bottles. At the event, we also have cups and glasses with an eco surcharge.

Want to dispose of your cans in a responsible way and aid a good cause in the process? You can donate your deposits to Werken als een Paard ('work like a horse'), a foundation that organises various activities and riding lessons for children in Rotterdam with special needs.

All menus handed out in the Egano and Topgun stand and those used in the Brasserie are printed on a special type of paper - Growing Paper - in which seeds are embedded. If the paper is 'planted', flowers will sprout from it. (See below for more on deposits, recycling and Growing Paper)

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Deposits - cups and glasses

On CHIO grounds, customers pay an eco surcharge on all cups and glasses of € 1,50 each. Please return your cup or glass to the bar when ordering a new drink. € 0,50 of every deposit will be donated to Werken als een Paard.

Deposits - cans

At the CHIO grounds, there are several locations where you can purchase cans with soft drinks. You can donate these cans to benefit the charity Werken als een Paard or you can choose to take the cans with you to exchange them at designated locations (e.g. supermarkets)

Flowers sprouting from the menus

All menus handed out in the Egano and Topgun stand and those used in the Brasserie are printed on a special type of paper - Growing Paper - in which seeds are embedded. If the paper is 'planted' in soil, flowers will sprout from it.

TIP: If you want to plant your menu, first dampen the Growing Paper, then place in a pot with sand inside your or outside in your garden on sand. Cover the paper with a couple of millimeters of soil. Water everyday to ensure the paper stays damp. In about a week, plants will start to sprout. The best time to plant the paper outside is mid-April through October, you can plant the paper inside throughout the year, Always ensure the plants are situated in a warm place where they have plenty of light and water regularly.

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