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Johan Cruijff ArenA: Today. Directions, Tickets, Address, Map, Pitch (2022)

The Amsterdam ArenA was built in 1993 and replaced Ajax's previous home, De Meer, which had a capacity of 19,000 seats.

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Nicole Sommer - Soccer expert Last updated: Wednesday, 06.July 2022 — 3min read

History and description

The Johan Cruijff ArenA, previously called Amsterdam ArenA, was built in 1993 and first opened its doors in 1996. It replaced Ajax' previous home, De Meer, which had been too small for the club. On August 14, 1996, the Amsterdam ArenA officially opened with a match between Ajax and AC Milan. The first goal in the new arena was scored by Dejan Savicevic. The construction costs for the arena totaled $96 million.

The Amsterdam ArenA is the first football stadium in Europe with a roof that can be retracted. It takes about 20 minutes to open or close the roof.

Shortly after the opening, it became clear that the stadium design had not accounted for good grass growth conditions, and as a result the pitch had to be renewed up to 5 times a year. These problems were later resolved with the installation of innovative grass growing technology, consisting of a combination of lamps, wind turbines, and water sprinklers.

The Johan Cruijff ArenA has a total of 2,229 business seats and 820 seats in sky boxes. The stands are among the steepest in Europe, with the second tier having an angle of 37 degrees.

In 1998, the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Juventus was held at the stadium and in 2013 the Europa League final between Chelsea and Benfica was also held there.

The Amsterdam ArenA played host to three group matches of the Euro 2000 championships, including a quarter-final and the semi-final between Holland and Italy.

The Euro 2020 Stadium has been chosen to be one of the playing venues for the tournament. This means that it was refurbished, resulting in larger concourses and a new facade.

How to get to the Johan Cruijff ArenA

The Johan Cruijff ArenA is located in a modern office park in the south-east of Amsterdam, approximately 10 kilometers from the city centre. The metro station is only a five-minute walk from the stadium. The Bijlmer ArenA train station is best reached by train or metro. The train station Bijlmer ArenA lies next to the stadium and can be reached in 15 minutes from Amsterdam Central Station. There is regular service between the train station and the stadium. The metro station is only a five-minute walk from the stadium.

The metro takes a little bit longer and stops at the same station as well as station Strandvliet/ArenA that lies on the north side of the stadium. To take metro 54 from Amsterdam Central Station, or any of the stops in Amsterdam city centre, take it. Metro 50 connects the stadium with southern and western parts of the city (e.g. Amsterdam Zuid station).

Address: ArenA Boulevard 1, 1101 AX Amsterdam

Eat, drink, and sleep near the Johan Cruijff ArenA

The Johan Cruijff ArenA is part of an entertainment and shopping complex, which also includes a large cinema and two of Holland's principal concert venues, the Ziggo Dome and Afas Live. There are also a few places to get some (fast) food or have a drink, though options remain rather limited. Recently, a few new hotels have opened near the Amsterdam ArenA. Among these are a Hampton by Hilton, the futuristically shaped Fletcher Hotel, and the Jaz Hotel. If arriving by car, the road-side and affordable Bastion Deluxe Hotel is a decent option, though you do need to catch a metro to get to the arena. For more information on hotels near the Amsterdam ArenA, please click here.

Of course, most will prefer to stay closer to Amsterdam?s lively city centre.

Ajax Tickets

Tickets for Ajax games can be bought online. If tickets remain available, these tickets may be bought at the ticket windows of the Johan Cruijff ArenA on the day of the match, though recently Ajax have been selling out well in advance.

Students are expected to pay ?25.00 for a seat behind the goal and between ?30.00 and ?50.00 for a seat at one of the sides for a regular match. Prices for games against Feyenoord and PSV get increased accordingly.

Ajax usually releases a limited number of tickets for sale to club members a few days before the match. Ajax occasionally require possession of an Ajax Club Card to buy match tickets, but most matches go on general sale. There is a separate ticket portal for foreigners to buy tickets. Ajax usually releases a limited number of tickets for sale to club members a few days before the match.

Johan Cruijff ArenA Stadium Tours

The Johan Cruijff ArenA offers guided tours that include the press room, mixed zone, VIP areas, and dressing rooms. The tour lasts about 60 to 75 minutes and is in English and Dutch. The tours are offered in both English and Dutch so that everyone can enjoy the experience. The schedule for tours is posted here and it changes depending on the time of day. The tours run every half an hour on weekdays and every 20 minutes on the weekends. You are able to follow a self-guided tour on the weekends as well, which allows you to explore the stadium at your own pace.

The tour costs ?16.95. Bookings are not required, but can be made online.

Related Internet links

Ajax.nl is the website of AFC Ajax.JohanCruijffArenA.com is the website of the Johan Cruijff ArenA.Iamsterdam.com is the website of the Amsterdam Tourist Board.GVB.nl provides public transportation information for Amsterdam.NS.nl provides train timetable and fare information The bowl is made of identical panels on each side. It was built as part of a new suburban development, in the midst of a ?concrete jungle?. Although it's located outside Amsterdam, it feels somewhat cut off from the city due to its remote location. I believe they want to increase the capacity, but this will not improve the architectural character.

The bowl is a modern design with each side identical. The stadium was built as part of a new out of town development, part of a kind of concrete jungle. It feels somewhat cut off from the city because it is located outside Amsterdam. I believe they want to increase the capacity, but this will not improve the architectural character.

Wojciech wrote on 8 August 2014 at 6:55 PM: One of my favorite stadiums! It stands out as it is very colorful. The tiers are very steep but it is definitely worth a visit. Amsterdam itself is a very friendly city and I would recommend it to everybody.

If you find the Central Station area already seedy at night, I would suggest to stay away from Amsterdam altogether. It sure is a messy area due to the many construction sites (new subway line, car and bicycle tunnels, renewal of the Central station, new bus station) but it is a very safe area and not only because it's heavily patrolled by police and security teams.

There are hotels in the Amsterdam Arena, such as the recently opened and remarkable Fletcher Hotel.

Another note: If you find the Amsterdam Central station area already seedy at night, I'd suggest to stay away from Amsterdam at all. It sure is a messy area because of the many construction sites (new subway line, car and bicycle tunnels, renewal of the Central station, new bus station) but it is a very safe area and not only because it's heavily patrolled by police and security teams.

The tour included a few parts of the stadium that were relatively scarce, and it would have been nice to see the dugouts, players? tunnel, or VIP boxes. And to have the dressing rooms included in the standard tour. Although the stadium is impressive enough to make it a decent experience, especially if your primary aim is to make photos, the feeling remains that there is more potential than what is currently offered on the tour.

Date visited: 29 October 2011

Twenty minutes before departure our group was divided into smaller groups. We joined the World of Ajax tour in October 2011. We checked the Amsterdam Arena website for opening times, and arrived shortly before one of the given departures. As it was a Saturday afternoon, there were already a lot of participants waiting and an estimated 50 people joined our tour, which was a lot. Twenty minutes before departure our group was divided into smaller groups.

The tour began at the proper volume, with the opportunity to have a professional-quality photo taken with a photographer. Nor was there time to visit the dugouts; instead, we moved to the press room, where our guide held a fake press conference with some of the tour's participants.

After viewing the view from the first tier of the stadium, we then went up to the second tier where we had more time to take pictures and wander around. The guide provided information in Dutch and English about what we were seeing.

As the large group moved around the stadium, it took a lot of time to do so. Additionally, the guide was friendly but spoke slowly, likely to help those who did not have fluency in English. This added to a feeling of mild boredom.

It may have been helpful if the guide had provided more background information or added some interesting facts to spice up the tour. The tour consisted of relatively few parts of the stadium, less than in most tours, and it would have been nice to see the dugouts, players' tunnel, or VIP boxes. And it would have been helpful to include dressing rooms on the standard tour.

The stadium is impressive enough to make a decent experience, especially if your primary aim is to make photos. However, the feeling remains that there is more potential than the current tour offers.

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