The Netherlands will arrange the UEFA Euro 2017 in the period between July 16th and August 6th. The matches will be played at venues in seven different cities, but unfortunately Amsterdam isn’t one of those.
Female football has for a long time been despised and looked down at, but things might be changing. When the Dutch team will enter the field to play their group stage matches, all tickets have already been sold out, about a week before it will even start.
The dutch team and their matches
Their first match will be played in Utrecht (which is less than 30 minutes from Amsterdam), and the stadium which is named Stadion Galgenwaard, has space for more than 23,000 people. The opening match will be against Norway on July 16th. It will start at 18.00.
The second match will be played on July 20th in Rotterdam at the Sparta Stadion Het Kasteel. This stadium only has space for a bit more than 10,000 people.
The last group stage match for the Dutch ladies will be at July 24th at the Koning Willem II Stadion in Tilburg. This stadium has capacity for almost 15,000 people.
No matter what you say, it will be a fantastic experience for these ladies to play matches in front of packed stadiums and lots of people cheering.
The final of the very tournament will be played in Entschede at the stadium De Grolsch Veste. This has capacity for 30,000 people… so whoever will play in that match, will for sure have a fantastic time.
Do you want to watch some of the matches?
It is very easy to travel around the Netherlands using the railway, so read more about that here in our Amsterdam Guide. If you want to buy tickets for any of the matches, you can do so at http://www.weuro2017.nl/en/ticket-service. The group stage matches of Netherlands are already sold out, but you can still find tickets for all the matches of the other teams.
Would you rather just stream the event on your tablet, laptop, computer or maybe watch it on TV instead? You can find out more about how and where to watch the event online in this article.
Can the Dutch ladies win?
The bookmakers keep Germany as their big favorites before the start of the tournament. The Netherlands only come as the fifth most likely team to win the tournament, but one should not forget about the advantage of playing at home. We believe that Holland might get all the way to the final, but we must say that they will for sure have a hard time beating Germany!