Johan Cruijff ArenA

home of football club Ajax

Largest stadium in Holland used for football matches, concerts and dance festivals


The Johan Cruijff ArenA in Amsterdam Zuidoost

The Johan Cruijff ArenA is the home of football club Ajax. The stadium is also used by the Dutch National Team for international matches.

On a regular basis, the events calendar  includes concerts and dance festivals. The stadium will also host 3 group stage matches and 1 match in the 1/8 final of the Euro 2020.

The all-seated capacity of the stadium is 54,990.

The inaugural match was between the home team Ajax Amsterdam and AC Milan. The first goal in the new stadium was scored by Dejan Savićević.

Visit a match

Spend a Sunday amongst frenzied fans of Ajax in the impressive, modern Johan Cruijff ArenA stadium.   upcoming matches

Sliding roof

The stadium, which opened in 1996, was one of the first in the world to combine a retractable roof with a grass surface. This caused some problems in the beginning: the grass rolls would not grow in the shade of the open roof and had to be replaced up to 4 times a year.


The Johan Cruijff ArenA is located in the southeastern part of Amsterdam, in the middle of a large office, entertainment and shopping district (Arena Boulevard). It has good metro line connections to the city centre and Centraal Station.

The venue was renamed Johan Cruijff ArenA in 2018 in honour of Ajax's former player and coach, who was born in Amsterdam and passed away in March 2016.

Johan Cruijff ArenA

ArenA Boulevard 1
Amsterdam (Zuidoost)


train Station Bijlmer ArenA
directions_subway 50 54 Bijlmer ArenA
local_parking P+R Johan Cruijff ArenA

Opening hours*
Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Mon 09:00 - 17:00
Tue 09:00 - 17:00
Wed 09:00 - 17:00
Thu 09:00 - 17:00
Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat 09:00 - 17:00

* The stadium is open on game days 2 hours before the game starts

Stadium tour
€16.95 adults (13+)
€11.50 5-12 years
free 1-4 years

official website

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Stadium Tours

The home stadium of Ajax is impressive in its architecture. The Johan Cruijff ArenA offers Guided Stadium Tours in English and Dutch that include the press room, mixed zone, players' tunnel, VIP areas, dressing rooms, and Gallery of Fame.


Both international and Dutch artists have given concerts in the ArenA, including Madonna, Michael Jackson, André Hazes, David Bowie, AC/DC, The Rolling Stones, Phil Collins, U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Coldplay.

Dance events

The 1st edition of dance event Sensation , in 2000, was held in the Johan Cruijff ArenA. It is now a worldwide house music dance event that takes place in stadiums and arenas around the world... and still every year in the ArenA.

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