Opened in 1996 by Queen Beatrix, Johan Cruijff ArenA serves as home pitch to the Netherlands' beloved AFC Ajax and to the Netherlands National Football team, lovingly referred to as The Oranje. The ArenA has hosted performances by international stars, including Metallica, Armin van Buuren and Sander van Doorn. One of the larger Johan Cruijff ArenA events includes the annual Amsterdam Music Festival, or AMF. The AMF takes place during the Amsterdam Dance Event in October and features a variety of electronic dance music. Located at Arena Boulevard 1, 1100 DL Amsterdam on the city's southeast side, Johan Cruijff ArenA has a natural grass pitch with a retractable roof. Find your tickets to Johan Cruijff ArenA events at StubHub.
What is Johan Cruijff ArenA seating capacity?
The seating capacity for football matches is 54,990. For concerts and festivals, the capacity can range from 35,000 to 68,000 depending on whether center-stage setup or end-stage setup is used. Seating is spread amongst upper and lower levels.
Is an on-site car park available?
On-site parking is available at the ArenA in multiple parking garages and car parks.
Can I reach the ArenA by public transportation?
Yes, you can reach Johan Cruijff ArenA by the Metro or by train. The closest station is Bijlmer ArenA or Strandvliet stations. You can also access these stops with local buses.
What food and beverages are available at the ArenA?
Inside the stadium, you will find multiple concessions offering wine, soft drinks, hot drinks and beer. You will also find snacks, including hamburgers, french fries and spring rolls. There are a number of restaurants on the grounds for dining before or after events. On Fifth by Lute offers fine dining with a VIP ambiance while Royal Box overlooks the pitch. CafŽ Johan offers the quintessential gezelligheid Amsterdam atmosphere while serving a variety of drinks. Booking ahead is recommended.
Can I bring my children?
Children are welcome at age-appropriate Johan Cruijff ArenA events. Families of all ages can enjoy watching the football matches. Tickets are not required for children who are small enough to sit on a parent's lap.
What other entertainment options are nearby?
Amsterdam is a city rich in culture and history. With its extensive Metro and train systems, nearly every area of the city is accessible. You can go to the Museumkwartier, which is home to the Van Gogh Museum, Stedelijk Museum and the Rijksmuseum. While there, step into House of Bois for a typical Dutch Genever experience. Take the tram to the heart of the city in Dam Square. Here, you can try the delectable Vlaamse Frites covered in Dutch mayonnaise. You will also find multiple outdoor bars to have an evening drink while people-watching. Slip into the Bijenkorf for some upscale shopping, or go to Madame Tussaud's wax museum. Enjoy a three-course dinner while cruising the canals when you book a tour.Back to Top
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