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Ajax vs Celtic

Advice for fans travelling to the Netherlands for Celtic’s match with Ajax on 6 November 2013

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


Date: 6 Nov 2013

Venue: Arena Stadium, Amsterdam

Kick off time: 20:45 hrs (local time)

As well as this, please also check out our travel advice the Netherlands

Passports and visas

Please check your passport and visa details:

  • you don’t need a visa to travel to Netherlands, but your passport should be valid for the amount of time you intend to remain in the country
  • remember your European Health Insurance Card, but also take out travel insurance, even if you’re only going for one night - it could save you a lot of money if you get into difficulties
  • it is necessary to carry photo-ID with you at all times
  • theft of passports is very common in Amsterdam
  • do take extra care to safeguard your passport

Getting to the stadium

You can reach the stadium by train from Amsterdam Central Station taking the train to Utrecht and stopping at the Arena station.

At the match

Advice for at the match:

  • travelling by train you will approach the stadium in the direction of entrance A but enter at entrance K North Side
  • Celtic supporters will be in sections 415, 416, 417 (second ring)
  • access to the stadium can be commence at 18.45 for a 20.45 kick-off
  • there will be ticket checks and body searches at the entrance to the turnstiles
  • to avoid a last minute bottleneck you should get to the stadium early


In addition to items which would usually be prohibited in the UK, please note the following restrictions at the stadium:

  • no bottles or cans are allowed to be brought into the ground and alcohol is banned within the stadium
  • flags and banners without poles are allowed but large banners 10x10 are not permitted
  • musical instruments are not permitted
  • visiting supporters will be kept behind for around 15 minutes after the match to allow the home fans to disperse


Some useful tips:

  • as in any other city beware of pickpockets and bag snatchers at airports, railway stations, around the town centre and when using public transport
  • only carry what you need and leave spare cash and valuables in hotel safety deposits

Consulate address and telephone number:

British Consulate-General Amsterdam,
Koningslaan 44,
1075 AE

Telephone: 0031-20-6764343

To get to the embassy, take Tram 2 from Central Station towards “Nieuwe Sloten” and get off at Emmastraat stop.

Emergency services numbers


  • Emergency: 112
  • Non-Emergency: 0900-8844

Celtic website

Published 29 October 2013