Amsterdam – A Home of The Beautiful Game
Whilst many European holiday destinations are only preferable in warm, summer seasons, the beauty of Amsterdam is that is has countless attractions and benefits to offer tourists visiting at any point in the year. Whether in the winter, the summer or any time in between, Amsterdam makes for a memorable and diverse short break or long stay. There’s not a reliance on the pull of beaches and sun tans but more an emphatic appeal to travellers who are looking to experience some authentic European culture in an amazing, beautiful, unique city.
There are countless sights and attractions for tourists to enjoy across Amsterdam, from the Anne Frank House to pleasant river boat tours to the architecture and much much more. One big aspect of Amsterdam, and of the Netherlands in a wider sense, is the city’s love of sports. Football is one of the most popular sports in the country and across Europe, and many sports fans travel to Amsterdam to either attend a match or experience a guided tour of the famous Amsterdam Arena. Built between 1993 and 1996 and officially opened in August 1996, the Amsterdam Arena has been used for numerous sports over the years including football and American football, as well as large scale music concerts. With a capacity of 54,000, it is the largest sports stadium in the country and is the official home ground of the Amsterdam based football team AFC Ajax, a club with a long and rich footballing history. A player who has contributed largely to history of the club is the late great Johan Cruyff, one of the greatest footballers of all time. Cruff is so beloved in his home country that the decision was taken in April 2017 to rename the Amsterdam Arena to the Johan Cruyff Arena.
Any tourists planning on make a visit to Amsterdam to, amongst other things, explore the stadium, can choose to stay at the Hostel Leidseplein, situated right in the heart of one of the capital’s most famous spots and providing affordable and comfortable accommodation for all types of visitor.