UEFA Euro 2020 in Amsterdam
For a one-off occasion, the Euro 2020 will be held in Amsterdam, as well as a handful of other countries, so get those tickets and prepare for a sensational summer of football in Amsterdam! The event could not go ahead in 2020 due to coronavirus, so an adapted version is taking place this summer, with health and safety taken carefully into consideration.
A special year for European football
Formally known as the 2020 UEFA European Football Championship, it is commonly called the UEFA Euro 2020, or simply the Euro 2020. For those who don’t already know, this year it consists of 51 matches representing 24 counties and instead of one host city, the matches will be played across 12 joint host cities.
Euro 2020 in Amsterdam in 2021
All Amsterdam-hosted matches take place at Johan Cruijff Arena. Whether you plan on getting tickets or just want to be part of the football frenzy in the Dutch capital, or are planning on watching it at home, it’s important to keep in mind the schedule of the football matches.
Here’s the schedule:
- Sunday, June 13, 2021 at 9pm - Group C: Netherlands vs Ukraine
- Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 9pm - Group C: Netherlands vs Austria
- Monday, June 21, 2021 at 6pm - Group C: North Macedonia vs Netherlands
- Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 6pm - Round of 16: 2A vs 2B
Why is the Euro 2020 taking place in Amsterdam?
The format of the European Football Championships will change for the summer of 2020, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of UEFA. Instead of the way it’s usually held, 12 countries will host the event simultaneously.
The participating cities are Amsterdam, Baku, Budapest, Bucharest, Glasgow, Copenhagen, London, Munich, Rome, St. Petersburg and Seville. The opening match will take place in Rome, with the semi-finals and the final in London.
Enjoy Amsterdam during the Euro 2020
If you love football, there's so much to look forward to this summer:
UEFA Euro 2020 app
With so many people coming from out of town to enjoy the atmosphere of the Euro 2020, there’s a UEFA Euro 2020 app available to help football fans navigate the city. It’s not just for ticket-holders - it’s also useful for those who simply want to be part of the festival action and keep up with the scores. It’s complete with personalised tips, a journey planner, walking routes and more.
What to wear
Expect to get dressed up for the match, whether it’s their team’s jersey and scarf or ridiculous hats, face paint or novelty sunglasses. Well-prepared fans will have their rain ponchos ready because the Dutch weather is famous for its unreliability, with bursts of rain at the most unlikely moment – plus you won’t be allowed to bring umbrellas into the Johan Cruijff Arena.
Eating and drinking at the UEFA Euro 2020
Food and drink can’t be taken inside the Johan Cruijff Arena either, so prepare to try the local Dutch food and maybe even some Dutch beer! If you're not a ticket holder, you may be watching the matches in a bar, where you're likely to find Dutch snacks like bitterballen or kaasstengels.
Get ready to watch the UEFA Euro 2020
If you're one of the dedicated, die-hard fans and plan on watching, then check out the UEFA Euro 2020 website, where you'll also find lots of practical information about the event. Otherwise, grab a cool beer and sit back and relax with friends as you enjoy the Euro 2020.