Amsterdam ArenA

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Lonely Planet review

Amsterdam ArenA is a high-tech complex with a retractable roof and seating for 52,000 spectators. Four-times European champion Ajax, the Netherlands' most famous football team, play here. Football games usually take place on Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons from August to May. The arena is about 7km southeast of the centre; the metro will get you there with ease.

Fans can also take a one-hour guided tour of the stadium (adult/child €14.50/9.50). There are usually at least five tours daily; see the website for the schedule.