How visitors and tourists can get tickets to Dutch league games

Discussion in 'The Netherlands' started by johan neeskens, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. Jamooky

    Jamooky Member+

    Mar 24, 2006
    Cleveland, OH USA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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    This - each club has their own policy.
     
  2. mntiburon

    mntiburon Member

    Jun 25, 2009
    Fairfax County, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yes I will. This is going to be a great match. I'm going to brush up on my knowledge of Feyenoord and the Eredivisie in general. :D
     
  3. PsychedelicCeltic

    PsychedelicCeltic New Member

    Dec 10, 2003
    San Francisco/London
    So I was wondering if someone here could get me ten tickets to the Klassiker, pronto..

    no, seriously... you have to be Dutch to get a clubcard? Is there no way to get around that? I live in the UK and I have an aunt who's lived in Holland for 30 years, so I am wondering if having an address for stuff might make it easier. I suppose it depends what club I use.
     


  4. In the Feyenoord form for a club card there is a place to fill in the country, so I guess it is possible for you to get one.
    If you want one for the coming classic in september you have to hurry though as it takes three weeks to send you a card and then you have to see if there are still tickets. Oh, and the card is for free for Dutch, but maybe for you with a fee for postage abroad too.
    I wonder what happened to the English language part of the site, as I cannot find it.

    http://www.feyenoord.nl/content/pdf/FKS/20090929_Aanvraag Feyenoord clubkaart.pdf

    You could also just contact Feyenoord and ask for tickets for Fey- Ajax as the Ajax supporters are banned from the Rotterdam match and vice versa. So an extra few thousands tickets will be available.
     
  5. PsychedelicCeltic

    PsychedelicCeltic New Member

    Dec 10, 2003
    San Francisco/London
    I'm sort of an Ajax fan, so I doubt that would work too well. :) Ajax make it very difficult, but my aunt lives down in Koudekerk, so I would probably go see Utrecht instead. It'd probably be cheaper too.

    It was just a joke anyway, considering someone above asked if anybody could get them tickets, like it was a matter of going to the corner shop for a pack of cigarettes!
     


  6. I'm a kind of a soccer evangelist looking for converts:p
     
  7. DSC05

    DSC05 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 25, 2002
    Detroit, MI
    Club:
    --other--
    The English site's been gone for at least a year :(.
     
  8. Aztattooedsean777

    Aztattooedsean777 Tattooed Football Fanatic

    Liverpool FC
    Netherlands
    Feb 15, 2009
    Chandler, Arizona
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands

    I will never understand that with how many people in Europe alone have to learn English as well as all the people that want to follow the various football leagues from over here in the States.

    I don't know how much has to be put into creating an English section of a website.
     
  9. PsychedelicCeltic

    PsychedelicCeltic New Member

    Dec 10, 2003
    San Francisco/London
    For a Dutch club it can't cost very much - it's not like you have to hire someone different from your normal web developer.

    For a big, well known club like Feyenoord, it's a bit like saying we don't want your money, which is not the wisest move for them..
     
  10. Jamooky

    Jamooky Member+

    Mar 24, 2006
    Cleveland, OH USA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Just send 'em an e-mail in English - they'll respond.
     
  11. swintonrover

    swintonrover New Member

    May 30, 2007
    Yorkshire
    Im coming over that weekend, and was planning on going to Utrecht v Venlo on the Sunday. Interested when I saw tickets may be available for Feyernoord v Ajax but then noticed kick off is 11.30 and my hotel on Saturday night is in Groningen :-(
    Incidentally, I have noticed on ESPN Soccernet site that all Saturdays fixtures are due to kick off at 1500 not 1845. Is this correct, or has the site got it wrong ??
     
  12. Aztattooedsean777

    Aztattooedsean777 Tattooed Football Fanatic

    Liverpool FC
    Netherlands
    Feb 15, 2009
    Chandler, Arizona
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands

    They will but that doesn't answer the original question of how difficult can it be to not have an english option for a team's website.
     
  13. Jamooky

    Jamooky Member+

    Mar 24, 2006
    Cleveland, OH USA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Ask 'em that in your e-mail. :D
     
  14. Aztattooedsean777

    Aztattooedsean777 Tattooed Football Fanatic

    Liverpool FC
    Netherlands
    Feb 15, 2009
    Chandler, Arizona
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands

    I will get right on that.:p
     
  15. JustinP

    JustinP New Member

    Jul 20, 2005
    NYC
    OK, terribly sorry for another newbie American question. I will be in Amsterdam on the day of the match against PSV (21 nov), which is obviously unavailable through Ajax travel. I do see tickets on worldticketshop.com. While expensive, I find the cost reasonable enough to want to take the plunge. My question- is this even possible? Can an American with no Dutch ID and no ClubCard enter the ArenA with neither of these items? Are the tickets I'm buying bound to be shady as hell? Is there any other way? I'd love any advice from you guys, thanks in advance.

    J
     
  16. johan neeskens

    Jan 14, 2004
    Ask whoever is selling you the ticket what section it is in and if possible the seat number, then check with Ajax before you buy them. Each stadium keeps a limited number of tickets to go on public sale so the tickets offered to you might not be illegal. But if were you I'd double check..
     
  17. FootyRef

    FootyRef Member

    Apr 13, 2007
    Westerville, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I know it's a ways off yet, but my fiancee and I are taking our honeymoon in Europe April 12 - May 12 and will be in Amsterdam on April 24 and Ajax plays Excelsior. Any thoughts and possibilities for us to get tickets to that match?
     
  18. FootyRef

    FootyRef Member

    Apr 13, 2007
    Westerville, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Thanks for that info but I had already found that one. It is probably what we will end up doing but we might go for the "De Toekomst" package to get the tour, meal, drinks, etc. I see three different seating locations for the package - 409, 123 and 111, with prices increasing for each. I would expact that means they are actually better seats, but does it? I realize it is twice the price of the one you suggested, but I might only get to do it once, so why not do it this way? Do you know if the better packages are indeed "better" and worth the money?
     
  19. he so scrumptiouz

    Jun 1, 2006
    amsterdam
    i have only done the stadium tour myself, so have no experience with those packages.

    those prices will always be kind of overpriced though since they are focussed on tourists/travellers.

    it looks like those prices do not specifically mean better seating, but more extra's like additional tours, gifts and drinks/food.

    if you want just tickets for matches, the best you could have hoped for was cup games, since they can be purchased without the need of a clubcard for regular/cheaper prices.. but sadly around that time the only game left is the final and that one is held in rotterdam.
     
  20. JC-14

    JC-14 Member+

    Jan 28, 2010
    Amsterdam
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Yeah, you're most likely getting screwed with those packages. Best option would be to get a ticket on somebody else's clubcard but I can see how that can be difficult.
     
  21. sleeping247

    sleeping247 New Member

    Jan 1, 2011
    Melbourne
    Club:
    Melbourne Victory
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    I will be in Amsterdam on the weekend of final match day 15th May 2011 with Ajax hosting Twente.

    With tickets in the travel package only including tickets in the corners, is it fair to say its impossible to get a long side ticket?

    Does the final match day in eredivisie work the same way as EPL where all kickoff times are the same for every match?

    Has anyone bought the travel packages and can offer any first hand experience/reviews of what's included and how the tickets are?

    Utrecht vs AZ instead is another possibility...thoughts?

    Thanks!
     
  22. johan neeskens

    Jan 14, 2004
    The popular clubs in the Dutch league have 90% of their stadium occupied by season ticket holders and they have their own seat in the stadium - naturally these are the best seats in the stadium. Besides, Ajax v Twente is one of the top games in the league in general so it'll always be difficult to get tickets. Yes all kickoff times are the same on that day. I've no idea about travel packages.
     
  23. gaby0175

    gaby0175 New Member

    Nov 22, 2010
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    We live in Baltimore and can always get ticks for when we travel back to London, I guess it's all about who you know, unfortunately.
     
  24. Jamooky

    Jamooky Member+

    Mar 24, 2006
    Cleveland, OH USA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Three seasons ago I went to a PSV match. I had to buy the ticket package and pay for them well in advance using a bank transfer (which was a bit of a nightmare, but that's another story). I believe they were $120 each and included match tickets (bad seats, though), food & drink vouchers, a poster, program and 30 Euros to spend at the team shop. I'm not sure if I would do that again.
     

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