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The Olympic Stadium was built as the main stadium for the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam. The first event at the stadium was the start of the 1928 Olympic hockey tournament on 17 May 1928. The venue is currently used mostly for football, athletics and music events.Use our Amsterdam online journey planner to add Olympic Stadium Amsterdam and other attractions to your Amsterdam vacation plans.
When completed, the stadium had a capacity of 31,600. Following the completion of the rival De Kuip stadium in Rotterdam in 1937, the Amsterdam authorities increased the capacity of the Olympic Stadium to 64,000 by adding a second ring to the stadium. AFC Ajax used the Olympic Stadium for international games until 1996, when the Amsterdam Arena was completed. In 1987 the stadium was listed as a national monument. Renovation started in 1996, and the stadium was refurbished into the original construction of 1928. The second ring of 1937 was removed, reducing capacity to 22,288, and the stadium was made suitable for track and field competitions again.
Since 2005, the stadium is home to a sports museum, the Olympic Experience Amsterdam.
The Olympic Stadium was designed by architect Jan Wils, and is one of the finest examples of Amsterdamse School architecture, complementing the surrounding neighbourhood designed by H.P. Berlage. The design won the Olympic gold medal in the architecture competition at the 1928 Olympics. The concrete second ring that was added in 1937 to the north and south wing of the stadium was also designed by Jan Wils.
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I stayed at Olympic Hotel in the end of November. It was recommended from some friends who had stayed there before. The Hotel is at a very nice place, near to the public transportation and also it.... more »
Wonderful marathon experience! We visited and enjoyed the festive atmosphere, the music and the happenings . Great organization and memorable experience. more »
Very old. Not many facilities. Leg room is limited. Great character due to its age. Sometimes showing events are still h held here.
Fantastic. Easy to find. Tram across the road. Validate your tram ticket and park all day for a euro! Tram into central amsterdam cost us €8 for 5 of us. Can't ask for more.very happy.
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