Dutch Drone Awards 2016 winners announced

A beautiful drone video of Sri Lanka has been announced as the winner of the Dutch Drone Awards 2016. The video got the most votes from the Dutch audience in the category Aerial Photography. In the new category Racing, a colorful high-speed video shot above the typical Dutch tulip fields was crowned best video of the year 2016.

The winners of the Dutch Drone Awards 2016 have been announced. A breathtaking video of Sri Lanka made by Coen Swijnenberg has been awarded with a prestigious Drone Award. Swijnenberg was able to beat three other drone pilots in the category Aerial Photography by getting the most votes. In addition to the Drone Award, Swijnenberg wins a 250 euro giftcard from Droneshop.nl and a permanent place in the hall of fame of Dutch aerial movie makers!

A funny detail about drone pilot Coen Swijnenberg is that he is a famous Radio 538-DJ in the Netherlands, who enthusiastically flies with drones in his free time. Swijnenberg shot the footage for his winning drone video with a DJI Phantom 4 during his holiday in Sri Lanka in July, 2016. The video shows that you don’t need a professional drone to make a Hollywood-like production. The video takes you on a trip through the South-Asian country and really shows the diversity of its scenery. Due to the professional editing of the footage in combination with the mysterious music, the video truly deserves the title Dutch Drone Video of the Year 2016.

In the new category Racing, the video of Tim van Vliet was elected as the ultimate winner. The drone racer from Amsterdam shot his winning video above one of the most touristic hotspots in the Netherlands: the tulip fields in Lisse. Tim, also known as ‘Terminator Timmay’ maneuvers his race quad on high speed over the colorful fields. The result is a surprisingly awesome video, an opinion that’s clearly shared by many Dutch drone enthusiasts.

DRONES.nl organizes the election of the best video of the year on an annual basis. With the election, the website wants to put Dutch drone video’s in the spotlight. Jelte Keur won a Drone Awards in 2014 with a beautiful video of the Dom Tower in Utrecht and the viral video of Rene van Manen of the monkey enclosure in Burger’s Zoo was elected best video of the year in 2015. To see the winning videos or for more information on the Drone Awards, visit www.dutchdroneawards.com.