Ready for Ajax – Real Madrid on February 13th

In less than a week, it will be time for the fantastic match between Ajax and Real Madrid at Amsterdam Arena in Amsterdam. Are you going to be there in person?

The people of Amsterdam weren’t to happy about getting Real Madrid as their opponent in the first stage of the knockout part of the Champions League in 2018-19. But, with an Ajax team in great shape and with lots of good results behind them, what better team to beat than Real Madrid?

Ajax will play against Real Madrid on February 12th
Ajax will play against Real Madrid on February 13th

The first match between the teams will be played at Amsterdam Arena on February 12th and it will start around 21.00. It will be an amazing game, and we truly cheer for Ajax to beat the crap out of the team from Madrid. But, it isn’t going to be easy as Real Madrid has been playing fairly well recently, and they just played 1-1 against Barcelona at Nou Camp. In addition, Karim Benzema seems to get a hold of hitting the net, so the team from Amsterdam might want to watch especially out for him.

What to expect at the Amsterdam Arena

The fantastic venue in Amsterdam has space for more than 50,000 people, and it will for sure be packed on February 13th. Did you know that this amazing stadium actually has a retractable roof, and it takes around 20 minutes to open or to close it. That is kind of cool, isn’t it? It was the first stadium in Europe to have such a roof above their stadium.

None of the players at the Real Madrid team now were present at the stadium in 1998, but back then, Real Madrid won a Champions League final against Juventus at this very stadium (1-0).

Where to watch Ajax – Real Madrid?

You can watch the match at the actual stadium (instructions on how to get there will come later). But, if you cannot be there at the stadium, the match will be shown at all the sports pubs and restaurants around town. If you’d rather just sit on your own and watch it on your computer or tablet, you can read more about how and where to stream Ajax – Real Madrid online in this article.

How to get to Amsterdam Arena?

Are you going to the match between Ajax and Real Madrid, but wonder how you can actually get to Amsterdam Arena? It is very easy!

The fastest way to get to the stadium is by taking a train from Amsterdam Central to the station named Bijlmer ArenA. This is a ride that takes around 15 minutes, and you will be just by the stadium as you leave the train.

If you want to use the metro instead, travel with metro 54 from the center of Amsterdam to the stop with the same name, and you will get to the stadium quickly (though a little bit slower than you would taking the train).

The exact address of the venue is ArenA Boulevard 1, 1101 AX Amsterdam.

Go for it Dusan Tadic, Klaas Jan Huntelaar, Hakim Ziyech, Donny van de Beek and Kasper Dolberg!

These are the guys who have scored most goals for Ajax so far this season. Dusan Tadic has a total of 22 goals so far, while Huntelaar has scored 15 goals, and Ziyech following with 14 goals. That is a lot of goals, meaning that Ajax is a team that should be watched out for.

As we wrote earlier, Karim Benzema is the Real Madrid player with most goals so far this season (18 in total). Behind him comes Gareth Bale (11), and then the defender Sergio Ramos (10).

What Dutch TV channel will broadcast from the World Cup 2014?

I am a big fan of football and would love to watch the World Cup. What Dutch channel will broadcast from the World Cup, and is there a way in which I can watch this online?

Thank you for the brilliant question, and we are big fans of football ourselves. Hopefully the Holland team will enjoy greater success during the World Cup 2014 than during the European Championship in 2012, and that will make it far more interesting to watch the matches both on TV and online. In Holland the channel that will broadcast from the World Cup 2014 is NOS. You can find their website at www.nos.nl and what makes things even better is that they will broadcast all matches online at their website. The only requirement for you to watch the live broadcasts online is that you have a Dutch IP address, and you can easily get that if you want to watch the NOS World Cup broadcast from outside the Netherlands. Here you can find some useful links that will give you more information on the World Cup 2014 and NOS.

Enjoy the World Cup, and may the best team with Robben and the other stars win it all!

 

Who is responsible for press tickets to Concertgebouw events?

Name and email address of person in charge of press tickets to Concertgebouw concerts. Thank you.

Thank you for the question. We do not have an exact answer, especially because there are often different companies using the Concertgebouw as a venue, meaning that there are different responsible for handling the press at different occasions. However, the best we can do concerning press tickets and press information is to give you the contact information of the press responsible in the Concertgebouw.

As of know the press managar at the Concertgebouw is:
Reinoud van Houten

Title: Manager PR and Pressrelations at the Concertgebouw.
Email: R.vanHouten@concertgebouw.nl
Tel. +31 (0)20 5730478

Good luck and hope you will succeed!

Concertgebouw

Ask your Amsterdam question!

Where can I watch Ajax-Borussia Dortmund online tonight?

I am a big Ajax fan and I would love to see their match against Borussia Dortmund tonight on the web. Do you have the address of a webpage where I can see the match since I can not be in Amsterdam Arena myself to see the match there?

Thank you for the question. It is possible to see the match live and the dutch channel NOS will broadcast the match live on their webpage tonight. They have quite a lot of live streams and it is not always so easy to find, but further down in the article you will find the link leading you to the exact site where you can see the match between Ajax and Borussia Dortmund tonight.

We are not sure if this will be a problem or not, but in some cases it is impossible to watch such streams from outside the Netherlands. Often television channels add a so called geo-block on their broadcasts, meaning that only people with a Dutch IP address can see the match and other live events on their webpage. If this is the problem, then you should read our article about how to get a Dutch IP address. In that article we easily explain how this can be fixed within 5-10 minutes which again means that you can watch this match and any other program on the net available to people with a Dutch IP address only.

Tonight you can see Ajax Amsterdam - Borussia Dortmund here
Tonight you can see Ajax Amsterdam – Borussia Dortmund here instead of this boring message

This concept is well know, because loads of TV channels do the same. For example yesterday our friends in the London Guide published an article about how to watch ITV online, and there they also wrote about how to watch it from outside the UK. The principle is the same, and with the local UK IP address we could for example watch the match between Juventus and Chelsa on the net yesterday.

Good luck and we will report back tonight as the match starts to say whether this works for everyone wherever they are in the world, or if this broadcast showing tonight’s match between Ajax Amsterdam and Borussia Dortmund requires a local IP address. But still, if the latter is true, it is still easy to arrange with, so just read our article about how to get a Dutch IP address and go for it!

Here are some useful links:
NOS Sport Champions League live stream
HideMyAss (program which will give you Dutch IP address against small charge)
How to get a Dutch IP address?

Go Ajax!