Rugby World Cup Final Amsterdam: Where to watch in 2015

When in Amsterdam... the city is not rugby mad. However, there are many places to watch the Rugby World Cup in 2015. 

Here is a rugby fan's advice on the places that you will find on your google search for places to watch the rugby world cup final in Amsterdam. We also provide  tips on different places to watch the Rugby World Cup when in the city.



where to watch the rugby world cup final 2015 in Amsterdam



Belushi's
Location: Warmoesstraat 129

Is the number one search result for where to watch the rugby world cup in Amsterdam. They come up as the top search term due to their London location whom has a relationship with rugby sponsor, Heineken. 

Honestly, the bar is narrow, small with nor a lot of seats and limited tables. Drink specials are 2-4-1 Becks beer bottles are good. It is a hostel bar. Not great if you have a large group.

Coco's Outback
Location: Thorbekeplein 8-12

A large bar just near the famous square of Rembrandtplein. This place will be the go-to-place for the Australian supporters as it is an Australian theme bar. The All Black supporters will also be there due to the two countries' special connection. Normally, it is filled with expats and South Africa.

For atmosphere this will be the place to be. It will be hard to find a seat and the beer is lousy. It does say this on the entrance so the honesty is appreciated. If you can't find a seat retreat to nearby Three Sisters and St James Gate on Rembradtplein. Places these on your map as you will need them especially if you are late when arriving to Cocos.

Cafe Corso 
Location: O.Z. Achterburgwal 26

Cafe Corso was for a long time the Rugby Bar in Amsterdam. This is no longer true with a change of management, like many places places in Amsterdam, it thrives on a reputation earned long ago. There is still rugby shirts in the bar area and the place is visited by Rugby people during Amsterdam 7s.

Susie's Saloon

Location:O.Z Voorburgwal 254

The ceiling is decorated in Rugby jerseys. They still sponsor a team in the annual Rugby 7s. Traditionally, a base for the southern Hemisphere supporters especially, New Zealanders. 

Susie's jug/pitcher prices are hard to beat outside the Happy Hours. Happy hour is 3:30pm-6pm and 10:30pm-12am. 7 days a week. The large smoking room is popular with the differing smokers you would expect to find in Amsterdam.

Satellite Sports Cafe
Location: Leidseplein 11 

This is a place to go find sports that don't get a lot of coverage in Europe. Baseball, Ice Hockey, basketball. This is not a place for the rugby. The place is very small and cramped in Tourist Central.


Irish Bars

Every city has one or more and you know what they are like. Irish bars, the world around, understand rugby and their supporters. These bars are normally large and can cater to groups. Our pick of the Irish bars of Amsterdam are:

O'Reilly's
Location: Paleisestraat 103

Central location behind the Royal Palace end of the Dam Square. The Management is actually Irish. Good, professional, helpful service. There is normally a rugby shirt on one of the patrons in the locals' corner.

O'Donnells
Location: Ferdinand Bolstraat 5

Located in the Pijp on the edge of Heinekenplein this bar has plenty of space. As it is away from the old centre there are fewer tourists but still easy to access via public transport. 

Durty Nelly's 
Location:  Warmoesstraat 115

Located in the heart of the Red Light District this is a hostel bar with space. Good drink specials and plenty of screens for a good vantage point of the rugby.

Local Tip

My pick would be the downstairs area of Cafe Batavia 1920. Location: Prins Hendrikkade 85. A smokers area canal side a short distance from Amsterdam's Centraal Station. The drink prices are reasonable and there are more locals at this central place. A word of warning space is limited.

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