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Johan Cruyff Arena
Johan Cruyff Arena

Johan Cruyff Arena

ArenA Boulevard 1, Amsterdam, 1100 DL

The Basics

The best way to experience Johan Cruyff Arena is to watch a soccer match there. In addition, stadium tours give you a behind-the-scenes glimpse as well as exclusive access to the on-site museum.

Alternatively, learn about Johan Cruyff himself on a city tour that includes the arena along with local landmarks, such as Cruyff’s childhood home and the De Meer Stadium remains. Multi-attraction passes allow you to easily combine your visit to the arena with other highlights, such as the Van Gogh Museum, Muiderslot Castle, and ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Johan Cruyff Arena is a must-see for soccer fans.

  • The arena is accessible to visitors with disabilities.

  • AFC Ajax is one of Holland’s most popular and successful teams, so purchase tickets well in advance.

  • The arena is home to the official AFC Ajax store.

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How to Get There

The Johan Cruyff Arena has an on-site parking lot, but it can be crowded and expensive—opt for public transit instead. Get off at the Amsterdam Bijlmer Arena metro station, a short walk from the arena. Some city passes include unlimited use of Amsterdam’s transit network.

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When to Get There

The arena hosts regular Eredivisie matches between May and August every year, as well as international games during major tournaments such as the European Football Championship (Euro). Stadium tours are unavailable on match or event days. Self-guided tours are offered during public holidays.

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Amsterdam’s Striking Stadiums

The Johan Cruyff Arena isn’t Amsterdam’s only sporting jewel. The expressionist-style Olympic Stadium Amsterdam, built for the 1928 Summer Olympics, is also worth a visit. The former home of AFC Ajax now hosts regular track-and-field events, as well as the Olympic Experience sports museum.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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