Johan Cruijff Arena
The Johan Cruijff ArenA is located on the north side of the ArenA Boulevard and is about 200 meters from Amsterdam Bijlmer ArenA Station. The stadium is the largest stadium in the Netherlands with more than 50,000 seats. Since 1996, the Johan Cruijff ArenA has been home to the AFC Ajax football club. The stands in the ArenA are the fourth steepest in Europe with a 37 degree slope. For the 2018-2019 football season, the Johan Cruijff ArenA was called the Amsterdam ArenA. The stadium is also used for, among other things, music performances. Phil Collins, Celine Dion, Michael Jackson, Madonna and Coldplay have performed in the ArenA.
Johan Cruijff ArenA: Design
The Johan Cruijff ArenA was opened in 1996. The building was designed by architect Rob Schuurman, who mainly works with associations. In artificial light in particular, the building has the appearance of a flying saucer and the stairwells are connected diagonally, which resembles football shoe laces. The roof can be opened or closed in 18 minutes and weighs 520 tons.
Johan Cruijff ArenA: accessibility
The Johan Cruijff ArenA is easily accessible from Van der Valk Amsterdam-Amstel. Both by car and by public transport you are within 10 minutes to the ArenA. The metro can be taken from the metro station Overamstel, a few minutes walk from Van der Valk Amsterdam-Amstel. The metro will take you in 6 minutes to Amsterdam Bijlmer ArenA Station. By car you can reach the ArenA in 7 minutes from our hotel.