Ajax vs. PSV may ring more of a bell with certain supporters from either club but it is Ajax vs. Feyenoord that is the long-standing and most intense rivalry in the Netherlands. ‘De Klassieker’, as it is called, involves the countries two biggest clubs in the countries two biggest cities, Amsterdam and Rotterdam. The cultural difference, artists in Amsterdam and hard-workers in Rotterdam, plays its part as well.
Explore the football culture in the Netherlands together with local Feyenoord fans. Our small group trips are the ultimate way to experience football through local eyes and beyond the 90 minutes in the stadium. Learn more about the Dutch football culture in Rotterdam and experience one of the most intense rivalries in football.
You will meet people from all over the world and someone from our staff who will be there with you for the whole weekend from the moment you step off the plane (and drinks some beers!). This is not a match break, this is a premium football weekend for fans who’d like to experience football at its best in Rotterdam.
This football weekend includes:
26 – 28 January 2019 | 14 spots available.
Extras (by request)
Not only do we spend countless hours planning the best itineraries, but we also try to curate groups of similar travelers to give everyone the best football experience possible. Together with local fans, we designed an unforgettable football weekend in Rotterdam in January.
These are not pre-scripted, every minute scheduled “group tours.” We don’t script. We plan. So you don’t have to. And then we have a really, really good time. You can expect chill vibes, new friends and great times. We run each trip as if we were traveling with our own group – because, by the end of it, we are.
As club rivalries go, De Klassieker often lurks in the shadows of the international football calendar and derbies. Perhaps understandable given the level of Dutch football, but that shouldn’t detract the appeal of a one-off fixture. This is not just any normal football match, this is a rivalry that goes far beyond the match. Despite a little over 70 kilometres separating Amsterdam and Rotterdam, theirs is a rivalry which transverses an ideological, political and regional divide, and, for a small country, a chasm of cultural identity.
Day 1 – Welcome to Rotterdam … and off to Amsterdam
Welcome to the Netherlands, today is the start of a great weekend of football in the Netherlands. We will meet you at your accommodation for the weekend with our trip manager. Now it is time either to rest or drop your bags and relax after your journey. On Saturday afternoon we’ll start this great weekend with some beers in the city centre of Amsterdam.
To truly understand this unique and complex rivalry you have to travel to its origins and there you will find the two cities themselves – Amsterdam (the home of AFC Ajax) and Rotterdam (the home of Feyenoord). We’ll take you beyond the traditional routes and explore the Dutch football culture in Rotterdam and Amsterdam. And yes, we plan to take you to the mighty Red Light District to get a glimpse of the best activities and nightlife in the country. You’re free to join or relax, it’s your call!
Day 2 – MATCHDAY / De Klassieker
If only it were possible to explain what it feels when a supporter of Feyenoord Rotterdam or Ajax Amsterdam goes to their first Klassieker. Sometimes there are no words. However, when it matters so much, when a club is such a big part of anyone’s life, then that’s you for life and there will be times when nothing else exists. De Klassieker is the perfect example. This match is still the biggest rivalry in the Netherlands. You have to experience it in order to understand the rivalry, today is the day!
Before the match, we’ll get an exclusive private stadium tour at the legendary De Kuip together with a local host of Feyenoord Rotterdam. Have a look behind the scenes just before kick-off why this is such a great club and learn more about the rivalry with Ajax Amsterdam from the club’s perspective.
After the tour, we’ll have a few beers before the match and head to our seats in the stadium. After the match, we’ll get some food at a traditional local place in Rotterdam to look back at the experience and enjoy some drinks with the group. Prefer to explore Rotterdam alone or with your mates? Not a problem at all. Just get back to Amsterdam 🙂
Avenue is a 3-star hotel situated in Amsterdam, only 350 m from Amsterdam Central Railway Station. It features free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour reception and a breakfast buffet.
The rooms at Avenue Hotel benefit from satellite TV. Each of the simply furnished rooms is also air-conditioned and comes furnished with a work desk. Dam Square, and Red Light District is only a 5-minute walk away. Hotel Avenue offers a packed lunch service and tour desk for guests exploring the local area.
DATES & PRICES
€339,- (£299,-) per person
Secure your spot with a deposit (€100,-) and pay the remaining amount up to 4 weeks before the match. This trip is popular amongst our travelers, don’t miss out and book your spot early. Please note: Flights are NOT included and must be purchased separately. Need help with flights? Feel free to reach out to us!
Join like-minded fans on this small group trip. Alternatively, book a private trip or get a quote.
Interested in learning more about this weekend in Rotterdam?
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