Concert Venue / Stadium
Info Amsterdam ArenA, opened in 1996, is the largest stadium in the Netherlands. With a capacity of 52,000-68,000 people, depending on the event, the venue is one of two stadiums in the country rated with 5 stars by UEFA. Since its opening, Amsterdam ArenA has been home to association football club AFC Ajax, one of the three ... more
Arena Boulevard 1
Info The Olympisch Stadion served as the main venue for the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam. Currently listed as a national monument, the stadium has gone through a number of transformations including extensive renovation in 2000. Programs at the Olympisch Stadion range from various sporting events and music concerts to royal ... more
Olympisch Stadion 21
1076 DE Amsterdam
Arena / Music Venue
Info Ziggo Dome is a multi-purpose indoor arena located in the ArenA Boulevard, the urban center in Southeast Amsterdam. Opened in 2012, the building is the largest Dutch concert hall with a capacity of 17,000 people. The unique Ziggo Dome is known for its excellent acoustics and state-of-the-art technology. The building is ... more
De Passage 100
1101 AX Amsterdam
Arena / Concert Venue
Info Ahoy Rotterdam, known simply as Ahoy, is a renowned multi-purpose venue in Amsterdam. Originally opened in 1950 as a sole exhibition hall, the space was used for a number of national and international events. After the 1953 North Sea flood, the hall was used as a relief center for the victims. The multifunctional facility ... more
3084 BA Rotterdam
If you’re looking for the biggest sporting events, concerts, and festivals in the city, there’s no better place to witness them than in the great Amsterdam stadiums and arenas.
For sports, there’s no bigger team than Amsterdamsche Football Club Ajax (or just Ajax), and there’s no larger football stadium than Amsterdam Arena where the local favorites host matches throughout the year. The massive stadium holds more than 50,000 screaming fans, and also boasts a retractable roof for when Amsterdam’s often fickle weather intervenes. The Olympic Stadium, meanwhile, is the former Ajax home and still hosts some national Dutch matches along with other major international competitions.
When it comes to music, Amsterdam Arena also features big-time international stars on world-wide tours and has been known to host an occasional festival or trade show as well. The newest player on the Amsterdam arena scene is the Ziggo Dome, a state-of-the-art, 15,600 person stadium that was built in 2012, and now hosts major acts from Madonna and Sting, to Pearl Jam and Radiohead.
Although there aren’t a great variety of stadiums in Amsterdam, there’s still enough to find the biggest games and the brightest music stars. So if you’re looking for large-scale productions and sporting extravaganzas, check out what the stadiums in Amsterdam have to offer.