Where to Watch the World Cup 2014 in Amsterdam

When in Amsterdam....where do you watch the Dutch games for the World Cup 2014?

Here is:
  •  tips on where to watch the games;
  • Game dates and times;
  • A list of places big and open, small and closed;
  • Places to watch other games
  • Check the weather and prepare for rain just in case.
  • Wear a little or a lot of Orange (or red, white or blue) on game day.
  • Do not wear orange when the team is not playing.
  • Talk football with the locals. The worse they can say is 'we don't like football'.
Game Dates:

Friday 13 June 2100hrs Netherlands v Spain 

Wednesday 18 June 1800hrs Netherlands v Australia

Monday 23 June 1800hrs Netherlands v Chile

Saturday 28 June Netherlands v Mexico

Saturday 5 July 2200hrs Netherlands v Costa Rica

Wednesday 9 July 2200hrs Netherlands v Argentina 

Large and outdoor

(photo by twittermania.nl)
Museumplein - Expect large crowds of Dutch visiting from around Amsterdam and a lot of teenagers just finished school. 50 000 to 150 000 are expected to turn up on the square surrounded by museums. For the final in 2010 200 000 were estimated to have watched the game at Museumplein. # late note. There is no game on the square for the Argentina game.

Let's hope we have this problem. Hup Holland Hup.

Hannekes Boom - Located 5 minutes walk to the east of Central Station this outdoor area is relaxed. A perfect place to watch the game if the weather is good.

Roest - Located in the near east a more local feeling is to be experienced. Take tram 9, 14 or 10. 

Small and local

Cafes in the Jordaan area such as Theo Thijssen. Many are small so be prepared to stand. The plus is that you will have the local vibe win or loose.

Small Cafes on the main squares:

Cafe Los - Rembrandtplein

Cafe de Monico - Rembrandtplein

Cafe Luxembourg - Spui

Cafe Spui-tje - Spui

Cafe het Molenpad - Prinsengracht Near Leidseplein

Brouwerij De Prael - Red Light District

Cafe Buurvrouw - near Dam Square

Where to watch other games

Most of the major tourist bars in the Dam Square, Leidseplein and Rembrandtplein have the space to cater to many people. Expect these places to be full of travellers and locals from participating teams all throughout the World Cup

Coco's Outback - Rembrandtplein

St James Gate - Rembrandtplein

Pub Aran - Max Euweplein (near Leidseplein)

Satellite Sports Bar - Leidseplein

Hole in the Wall - Leidseplein

O'Rielly's - near Dam Square

When in Amsterdam...enjoy!

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