Football, or soccer, is without doubt the Dutch national sport. The Amsterdam team is called Ajax and is housed in an enormous stadium; The ArenA. You will find this stadium along the outskirts of the city, where it was opened in 1996. Because of the new technological advancements in the building, such as a retractable roof, the stadium received a five star recommendation by UEFA (the European Football Association).
Even though the Amsterdam ArenA is not exactly located in the center of the city, if you take the metro from Central Station, you will be at the ArenA within 20 minutes!
When visiting the ArenA, you will have a unique chance to walk on the pitch of the most famous Dutch stadium, see the dressing room and press room, and hear all the stories during a guided tour. The tour takes about 70 minutes and starts by entering the stadium via the famous player’s tunnel, which makes you feel like you yourself are a world class football player. Great names in football such as Suarez, Ibrahimovich, Cruijff and many more have played for this beautiful club!
The tour is in English and Dutch and is given several times a day, so come and join the next tour! Do check if an Ajax game is on, because obviously it will then be difficult to do the tour :).
Maybe in the future, the name of the stadium will change to Johan Cruijff, since this Amsterdam player has meant so much for the club. We hope the change of the name will come soon and we will keep an eye on the updates!
Feel the beating heart of Ajax and visit the Amsterdam ArenA! Buy your reserved tickets here.