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).

Ajax vs. Rosenborg, Europe League qualification

Last year Ajax Amsterdam got all the way to the Europe League final. This year they can play in the Europe League again, but first, they have to beat Rosenborg in the last qualification round.

A couple of days ago both Ajax Amsterdam and Rosenborg played for a spot in the Champions League. Neither of the teams succeeded, as Rosenborg lost 1-0 to Celtic (after two matches), and Ajax played 3-3 against the French team Nice. As Nice scored two goals in Amsterdam, they won based on more away-goals scored than Ajax.

Ajax was close at beating Nice. Ten minutes before the second match finished, they were in the lead with 2-1. But, that was when Vincent Marcel scored a goal for Nice, and thus they qualified for the last stage in the qualification round for Champions League, while Ajax was “relegated” to the Europe League qualification.

Ajax vs Rosenborg
Can Ajax beat Rosenborg on August 17th? By Ververidis Vasilis – Shutterstock

Ajax vs. Rosenborg

The first match between Ajax and Rosenborg will be played at Amsterdam Arena on August 17th. Ajax is major favorites in front of the game, especially considering Rosenborg’s poor results lately, and not being able to score goals. They once were a giant in Europe, but that is history. In their team, they have the Danish super-striker Nicklas Bendtner, who once was one of the best in Europe, but those days are history. If Bendtner, however, would get back some of his old greatness, he could be a guy able to give RBK a victory in this match, against all odds.

The return match will be played in Trondheim one week later, on August 24th. The winning team will qualify for the Europe League group stage, while the loser will look forward to an autumn with football only in their domestic league.

If Ajax loses these matches, it will be a total disaster for the club fighting to get back among the top teams in Europe. Are you eager to watch the match between Ajax and Rosenborg on August 17th? Read more about Ajax Amsterdam and where to buy tickets for their matches here.

Would you like to watch the different Europe Leagues matches online? You can find more instructions on how to stream Europe League online here. Those instructions will first turn valid during the group stage.

What else to do in Amsterdam?

What are you gonna do in Amsterdam before and after the match? There are lots of exciting activities in Amsterdam. If you like art, then the Van Gogh and the Rembrandt museum should be considered real candy. Some people might think that a typical football-fan doesn’t care about art, but that is a false stereotype, that isn’t true at all. So why not visit an art museum before the match? And when you are finished, why not enjoy a canal cruise on the canals of Amsterdam?

Read more about cool programs, activities, and attractions in Amsterdam here in our Amsterdam Guide.

Ajax – Schalke 04 [Europe League quarter-final]

On April 13th Ajax Amsterdam will play against Schalke 04 in the first of two matches in the Europe League quarter-finals. If you want to be there at Amsterdam Arena, read on!

April will be a fantastic month for football fans all across the world. Not only will there be played some extraordinary Champions League quarter finals (Real Madrid vs Bayern Munchen and Juventus vs FC Barcelona), but also in the Europe League there are some great matches coming up. Ajax Amsterdam managed to beat FC Kobenhavn in the last leg in the Europe League, and now they are ready for one of the big teams in the German Bundesliga, Schalke 04.

On the paper the matches should be tight, but maybe Ajax Amsterdam are small favorites in front of the matches. It would be fantastic to get a Dutch team back into the top of the European club tournaments again, so we will cheer for Ajax and let us hope that after the matches on April 13th and April 20th, Ajax will be among the teams ready for a Europe League semi-final.

Ajax vs Schalke 04
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Ajax vs Schalke 04 – Tickets

If you want to be there at the match starting at 21.05 on April 13th, then you can buy tickets for this and other Ajax matches from Viagogo. Once you visit the site search for Ajax, and you will find the tickets you are looking for. If you find this to be a boring match, then you could consider traveling to Brussels instead on April 13th to watch Anderlecht vs Manchester United instead. You can find tickets for that match as well on Viagogo.

We hope you will come to cheer for Ajax during the match against Schalke 04. If you can’t come, then you can still cheer for Ajax in front of your TV screen at home. More information on how to watch Europe League on Apple TV, computer, tablet and Chromecast can be found in the article referred to in the link. The article is a part of the IP Address Guide, a website we often refer to when people ask questions on how to watch Dutch TV abroad or how to get access to American Netflix in Amsterdam and so on.

What else should you do in Amsterdam?

If you come to watch Ajax vs Schalke 04 that is great. But you should absolutely travel around to discover more of Holland, and of course enjoy the most interesting programs in Amsterdam. But, what are the most interesting programs in Amsterdam?

We would for sure emphasize all the great museums in town, like the Anne Frank museum and the Rembrandt museum. There are also great programs like canal cruises and if you like bicycling, then a guided tour on bicycle can be warmly recommended.

We wish you a pleasant stay in Amsterdam!

Watch Ajax vs Celtic on September 17th

Ajax AmsterdamOn September 17th it is time for the kick off in the Europe League group stage in 2015. Ajax Amsterdam is the team that will defend the honor of the Netherlands, at least the team from Netherlands with the biggest odds with them for succeeding, and in their first match they will play against Celtic, a tough team from Scotland who are really disappointed after not making it to the Champions League.

The match between Ajax and Celtic will be played at Amsterdam Arena, and it is a great atmosphere there, and it can be said for sure that Ajax will want to win this match. If the guys from Scotland led by Ronny Deila will manage to arise after the disappointment of not getting to the Champions League is not yet possible to know, but we believe this will end up with a great win for Ajax!

If you want to be there and watch Ajax vs Celtic then you can buy tickets for the match at WorldTicketShop.

If you want to know more about football and watching it online, then the following page can come useful as it tells you more about how you can watch the Premier League online, and from time to time they also share information on how you can watch matches such as this one between Ajax and Celtic online, so visit it if you are not able to come to Amsterdam to check out the match yourself.

If you look for other activities to enjoy while in Amsterdam, read through our Amsterdam guide to find information about activities, river cruises, excursions, exhibitions and more!

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!

Ajax – Real Madrid, December 7th

Ajax will play against Real Madrid in the Champions League on December 7th. This will be the match of the year, and for sure a football match to remember as you see all the starts from Real Madrid play against the best team from Holland. Check this match out, and you can grab hold of your tickets for the Ajax – Real Madrid match using the link further down on this page.

Ajax – Real Madrid
December 7th, 20.45
Amsterdam Arena

Tickets: WorldTicketShop

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