The Rabo EuroHockey Championships 2017 will take place in the Wagener Stadium. The stadium was built in 1938 and is named after Joop Wagener, a former chairman of hockey club Amsterdam. The stadium has been owned by the Dutch hockey association KNHB since 1980. The stadium’s seating area is currently being refurbished and this will be completed by July 1, 2017.
As capital of the Netherlands, Amsterdam is the country’s cultural and business centre. But Amsterdam also has a rich sporting tradition and is looking forward to giving a warm welcome to the best hockey players in Europe. Amsterdam is a lively, open and tolerant city. Every year, millions of tourists visit its 17th century canal rings, splendid patricians’ mansions, great museums and stunning architecture.
Amsterdam’s sporting roots go back to 1928 when the city hosted the Olympic Games. The Olympic Stadium, which underwent a major overhaul in 2000, is still used for major sports occasions to this day. The city has recently hosted such diverse events as the 2014 World Rowing Championships, 2015 World Beach Volleyball Championships and 2016 European Athletics Championships.
Amsterdam has much to offer visitors, with its great selection of museums, its lively squares filled with café terraces and its diverse festival programme. For more information check out www.iamsterdam.com.
If you plan to stay in Amsterdam during the European hockey championships, the city has a wide selection of accommodation on offer, ranging from luxury hotels to simple hostels and bed and breakfast in private homes.
Admire the largest collection of works by Vincent van Gogh in the world.
Discover the world of Heineken in the former brewery.
Walk along the beautiful canals, which have been registered by the UNESCO World Heritage in 1999.
See the place where Anne Frank was hiding and wrote her diary.