Zandvoort F1 Ticket Prices Increase by up to 120% in 3 years

Alex Gassman

by Alex Gassman

Graph of Zandvoort F1 ticket prices increasing

The Dutch Grand Prix reappeared on the Formula 1 calendar in 2021 for the first time in 34 years. Since then some of the Zandvoort F1 ticket prices have gone up by as much as 120%.

At the same time, other tickets prices have remained very stable. 

We’ve crunched the numbers of the cost of every ticket on sale at the Dutch GP over the last 3 years and this article shows our somewhat surprising findings.

What’s the ticket that’s increased the most? A kid’s ticket. Read on for the full story.

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Zandvoort F1 ticket prices

Prior to 2021 the last time a Dutch GP was held on the Zandvoort Grand Prix circuit layout was in 1986.

It returned to the calendar in 2021 just as the Dutchman Max Verstappen was locked in a titanic battle with Lewis Hamilton for the title.

Since then tickets prices have been creeping (or soaring) upwards. This has been the case for pretty much every venue on the F1 calendar, largely thanks to the sport gaining huge popularity after Netflix’s Drive to Survive documentary came out.

Max Verstappen” by Erik Jacobs is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Other world events have also meant the cost of hosting an event like a Grand Prix have gone up.

To look at just how much the Zandvoort F1 ticket prices have increased we’ll look at each ticket type separately:

  • 3 day ‘Passe Partout’ ticket – Friday, Saturday & Sunday
  • 2 day ticket – Saturday & Sunday
  • Friday only ticket
  • Saturday only ticket
  • Sunday only ticket

Within each ticket type are a number of different options. You can chose a different types of Grandstands – Gold, Silver I, Silver II, Bronze or Mainstraight. Or you can go for a General Admission ticket.

Then there are Kids Bronze grandstand tickets, Kids General Admission tickets and Disabled tickets. We’ve looked at them all.

The ticket price percentage increases listed in the following sections are between 2021 and 2023.

3-day Passe Partout Zandvoort F1 ticket price

Passe Partout tickets are 3-day access – Friday, Saturday and Sunday – to the Zandvoort F1 weekend. Below are these ticket prices over the last 3 years.

These are the most expensive tickets as you get access to all three days of the race weekend. The Main Straight Grandstand has only been available in this ticket type from 2023.

The biggest climbers in ticket price are:

  • Disabled tickets increased 44%
  • General Admission tickets increased 35%

The tickets that have increased the least are:

  • Gold grandstand tickets increased by just 16%

2-day Saturday & Sunday Zandvoort F1 ticket prices

Below are the 2-day Saturday & Sunday combo ticket prices for the Dutch Grand Prix.

These don’t give access to the circuit on the Friday when there’s just two free practice sessions taking place.

The biggest ticket price increases are:

  • Disabled tickets increased 46%
  • Kids General Admission tickets increased 36%
  • General Admission tickets increased 32%

The tickets that have increased the least are:

  • Main Straight grandstand tickets increased by just 11%

Friday only Dutch Grand Prix ticket prices

Below are the prices for the Friday-only tickets to the Zandvoort F1.

You couldn’t buy Friday-only tickets in 2022, nor could you buy Friday-only Kids tickets in 2023.

Race promoters are trying hard to offer more to the fans on the Friday of an F1 weekend, providing extra on-track action and off-track entertainment. This has been working as Friday attendances are up all over the world, but so are the prices.

The biggest ticket price increases are:

  • Disabled tickets increased by 58%
  • General Admission tickets increased by 57%
  • Bronze grandstand tickets increased by 34%

The tickets which have increased the least are:

  • Main Straight grandstand tickets increased by just 18%

Saturday only Zandvoort F1 ticket prices

Below are the prices for the Saturday-only tickets at the Dutch Grand Prix.

Saturday has always been a strong offering at the Dutch Grand Prix with a practice session and qualifying. The majority of ticket prices have seen little increase, but a couple of them have rocketed up.

The biggest ticket price increases are:

  • Kids General Admission tickets increased by 120%
  • Kids Bronze tickets increased by 34%
  • Disabled tickets increased by 21%

The tickets which have increased the least are:

  • Silver 1 grandstand tickets increased by just 2%. Of all the grandstand options the largest increase has been on Main Straight tickets which have increased by just 5%
  • General Admission tickets have increased by just 8%

Sunday only Zandvoort F1 tickets

Below are the Sunday-only ticket prices for the Dutch Grand Prix.

Sunday tickets are obviously the most expensive of all single-day ticket options as it’s the day everyone wants to be there.

It’s Grand Prix day and the Dutch fans want to see their home hero Max Verstappen lift the Dutch GP trophy.

The biggest ticket price increases are:

  • Kids General Admission tickets increased by 91%
  • Disabled tickets increased by 54%
  • General Admission tickets increased by 21%

The tickets which have increased the least are:

  • Gold grandstand tickets have increased by just 12%

Biggest Climbers

The Kids General Admission tickets have gone up by an average of 70% across all ticket types. That’s the most out of any ticket.

Disabled tickets have gone up by an average of 44% across all ticket types which is the second highest increase. Zandvoort has a great reputation for being one of the most accessible circuits on the F1 calendar. 

Wheelchair users have front-row seats along the pit straight, right at the end of one of the Zandvoort DRS zones where the most overtaking happens.

Unfortunately they only have a very limited number of those tickets available. And as word spreads about how good they are, the demand increases. Inevitably with higher demand comes higher prices.

Best value Dutch GP tickets

If you don’t mind which part of the Dutch Grand Prix weekend you see but want value for money get a Saturday grandstand ticket. Since 2021 these have only increased by an average of 4.8% across all grandstand types.

They’re also about half the price of Sunday tickets. Saturday’s qualifying sessions have been nail-biting and thrilling so far this year, so they’re well worth seeing. 

If you do get a ticket make sure you wear orange clothes to the Dutch Grand Prix to blend in with Max’s orange army.

Final thoughts

In the grand scheme of things Zandvoort have done a pretty good job at keeping most of their ticket prices down as far as possible.

In comparison to some other circuits they’ve done a downright amazing job. Just look at the Silverstone ticket prices to see how much more expensive the British GP has become over recent years.

And compared to some other tracks like COTA or Las Vegas, the overall prices at the Dutch GP are a bargain.

Alex Gassman

I‘m Alex. I write F1 and motorsport travel guides based on my experience as racing driver and full-time motorsport nerd. I’ve traveled the world watching F1 and other racing series.

I started oversteer48 with the aim of helping other motorsport fans who are planning on watching some racing themselves.

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