The Johan Cruijff ArenA (better known as the Amsterdam ArenA) is the home base of AFC Ajax (Amsterdam Football club Ajax), which is by far the most popular football club in the Netherlands. Most of the people know the Amsterdam ArenA, because of Ajax. Ajax was founded in 1900. It is located in South East suburb of Amsterdam. Besides football, the Amsterdam ArenA has much more to offer! To get a quick impression, take a look at the summary below. Especially the ArenA Tour (in English and Dutch) is popular among tourists. In addition, most tourist visit Amsterdam during summer. In this period there less matches played.
Things to do at Amsterdam ArenA:
- ArenA tour – Experience a close up of the best football club of country
- Ajax Museum – Learn everything about Ajax
- Witness a football match
- Huge thematic parties, like ADE (Amsterdam Dance Event)
- Ajax Experience (located in the centre of Amsterdam)
In Dutch you would pronounce it as ‘a jaks. Ajax has a very impressive history for a football club of a small country like the Netherlands (+/- 17 million citizens). For instance, they have won 2 times the inter Continental Cup (World Cup), 4 times the UEFA Champions League, once the UEFA Europa League, 33 times the Eredivisie of the Netherlands and much more!
Lastly, Ajax is well-known associated with Johan Cruyff. He had his break through at Ajax and after his football carrier he was for a long time an active member in the board of Ajax.