Having been to a match in Rotterdam, I decided to go to a match in Amsterdam, with Ajax at home last weekend, I decided to take in their match against Utrecht.
Got to the stadium easy enough by tram, and got off at the relevent stop.
The area around the stadium is multi purpose with a concert arena, shopping centre, large stores and a cinema surrounding the stadium.
Got a ticket for behind the goal, and a free voucher worth €10 for food and drink.
Everything in the stadium is done via smartcard, the only money that passes is the money used to top-up cards.
I had decided to wait until the end of the game to get something, and all the kiosks were closed, Silly me.
If anyone is going to the Holland v Northern Ireland friendly in June and wants to chance using my voucher, just get in touch.
The match itself wasn’t great as a below-par Ajax fell to a shock 2-0 defeat.
Every misplace pass was met with jeers, and the stadium emptied when Utrecht went 2-0 up. If there was a protest in the carpark afterwards, it would have been just like being at The Oval.
I can also tick Ajax off in my UEFA 100 list. They are number 29. I’m going to see them again later in the month for their UEFA Cup clash at Old Trafford. Hopefully, i’ll scud them again.
My view was fantastic, but not the most photo friendly.