Olympic Stadium Amsterdam, Amsterdam

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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.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.Architecture and designThe 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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  • Also bought a time card to the local athletic want to see here. Not great, but good scenery near the Canal and Park.
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  • Appealing architectural example of the Amsterdam school. The stadium is constructed of concrete and bordered with red bricks. To visit only from the outside and during sports events. Parking can be best behind the stadium to the watercourse - over 20 minutes on the sidewalk no one gets upset there.
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  • At the stadium you can conveniently Park and buy tickets for public transport, called also park & ride. Highly recommended. Paying, you should not forget to scan also the used bus or train tickets in order to take advantage of price except for the parking ticket.
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  • I visited the stadium for Flying Dutch 2017. It was big enough to accommodate the massive crowd you'd expect for such a festival. Easily accessible by public transport.
  • Great place although the facilities are pretty old and damaged. The track is awesome however
  • amazing place great for park and ride in to Amsterdam stayed in amsterdam for 4 days and payed 3 euros for parking. make sure when you park and ride u keep ur tram ticket so u get the 1 euro a day parking
  • Great place. Nice big space in front of the stadium.
  • It was awesome with the marathon tower but i wish they would of added a tour inside The marathon tower because it was the first Olympic flame in history and to see the 1928 Olympic torch

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