|AFC AJAX! One of the best football clubs in the Netherlands for many decades is of course AJAX. This club, that has made players like Johan Cruijff famous, has been very successful in Europe and won many cups and prizes since its birth in 1900. In the last 3 years AJAX managed to became the winner of the Eredivisie (National Football League) and they won the UEFA Champions League in 1995.
Visiting a game in the Amsterdam Arena is a fantastic experience. Believe us. Seeing the guys you see on your hotel tv set in real live, is something you should actually really try to experience when in Amsterdam.
Visiting an Ajax game is a lot of fun as the atmosphere in the Amsterdam Arena is always great, even when its rainy. The Dutch are big football lovers and support their team even when they are losing. When it’s match time, you will find many local and foreign football fans in the loaded pubs in the city as well, but to really get the vibe, you should definitely go to a match in the stadium if you manage to drag your stoned body away from the coffee shops.
Alcohol is not allowed in the stadium anymore, but to light up a joint shouldn’t be a big problem if you don’t do it while a nice family is sitting next to you. To get tickets for matches, you can check the website of the club itself but will probably discover that as a non-resident, the only way to visit a game would be to buy a package with the ticket included. However, if you can find a Dutch friend that is willing to borrow you his or hers AJAX membership card, you can get a ticket to most games.
Here is the game schedule for the AJAX games in the Amsterdam Arena for the rest of the 2015/2016 season:
Saturday, 31 October 2015 (19:45) – Roda JC
Saturday, 21 November 2015 (19:45) – SC Cambuur
Saturday, 5 December 2015 (20:45) – SC Heerenveen
Sunday, 20 December 2015 (16:45) – De Graafschap
Saturday, 23 January 2016 (19:45) – Vitesse
Tuesday, 26 January 2016 (20:45) – Heracles
Sunday, 7 February 2016 (12:30) – Feyenoord
Sunday, 21 February 2016 (14:30) – Excelsior
Sunday, 28 February 2016 (16:45) – AZ
Sunday, 13 March 2016 (16:45) – NEC
Sunday, 3 April 2016 (16:45) – PEC Zwolle
Sunday, 17 April 2016 (12:30) – Utrecht
Sunday, 1 May 2016 (14:30) – FC Twente
Sunday, 8 May 2016 (14:30) – De Graafschap