De Kuip/Stadion Feijenoord (Rotterdam)

De Kuip

Stadion Feijenoord (commonly known as De Kuip, ‘The Tub’) is a football stadium that is home to Feyenoord. The ground opened on the 27th March 1937 with a capacity of 64,000, the first match being between Feyenoord and Belgian side Beerschot. A month later the Netherlands national team played their first international against Belgium, the first of over 150 to be played at Stadion Feijenoord.

A number of major club European finals have been played at the stadium including the following:

1963 European Cup Winners’ Cup Final – Tottenham Hotspur 5-1 Atlético Madrid
1968 European Cup Winners’ Cup Final – AC Milan 2-0 Hamburger SV
1972 European Cup Final – Ajax 2-0 Inter Milan
1974 European Cup Winners’ Cup Final – Magdeburg 2-0 AC Milan
1982 European Cup Final – Aston Villa 1-0 Bayern Munich
1985 European Cup Winners’ Cup Final – Everton 3-1 Rapid Wien
1991 European Cup Winners’ Cup Final – Manchester United 2-1 Barcelona
1997 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup Final – Barcelona 1-0 Paris Saint-Germain
2002 UEFA Cup Final – Feyenoord 3-2 Borussia Dortmund

De Kuip has undergone several renovations across the years, the most recent in 1999 ahead of the stadium hosting five matches of UEFA Euro 2000 including the Final, in which France defeated Italy 2-1 after extra time.

Tenants: Feyenoord (Eredivise)

Opened: 1937

Capacity: 47,500

Address: Van Zandvlietplein 1, 3077 AA Rotterdam, Netherlands

Tickets at De Kuip/Stadion Feijenoord

Feyenoord Tickets

De Kuip

Feyenoord tickets can be purchased online through the official website here or at the ticket office at the stadium which is open 3.5 hours before kick-off. Tickets usually start at €28, increasing for the big fixtures against Ajax, PSV or European matches. Some matches require Dutch residents to hold a club card, although this isn’t applicable to foreign visitors.

Netherlands international match Tickets

Tickets for Dutch international matches are usually popular, with priority given first to Oranje ClubCard members (costing €17,50 per season) before being released on general sale.

Tickets usually start at around €25 and are available to purchase through the official KNVB website here.

De Kuip Stadium Tour and Feyenoord Museum

A 90 minute stadium tour is available at De Kuip on Wednesday (12:30 and 14:30) and Thursday, Friday and Saturday (10:30, 12:30 and 14:30). The cost of your ticket also includes entry to the Feyenoord Museum as well as a free beverage. Tickets costs €15 for adults and €11 for for Children (aged 5-14).

To book the tour and for further information, visit the official Stadion Feijenoord website here.

De Kuip

Location & Travel to De Kuip/Stadion Feijenoord

De Kuip

De Kuip is located in the Feijenoord district or Rotterdam, approximately 5 kilometres to the south of Rotterdam’s city centre in South Holland.

Air – Rotterdam The Hague Airport is located approximately 6 kilometres north of Rotterdam, mainly offering low-cost carrier flights across Europe. Bus line 33 runs from the airport to the city.

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is the main international airport of the Netherlands and the third busiest airport in Europe. The airport is the hub for KLM, as well as several low-cost carriers. Therefore Schiphol is extremely well connected with flights across much of Europe as well as many destinations across Asia, North America and South America. Schiphol Airport has a major railway station underneath the passenger terminal, with trains running frequently to Rotterdam in about 25 minutes for onwards travel to the stadium.

Thinking of flying? Search & book your flights through Skyscanner here.

Bicycle – With cycling being so central with Dutch and Amsterdam culture, why not consider cycling to the stadium? There is space for over 600 bicycles next to the stadium’s ticket offices.

Bus – From Rotterdam Zuidplein take bus line 77 and exit at Breeplein, from there its a 5 minute walk to the stadium. Bus travel is free 3 hours before kick-off until 3 hours after the final whistle by showing your matchday ticket.

Metro – Unfortunately the Rotterdam Metro doesn’t run all the way to the stadium and you will have to transfer to a tram at metro stop Wilhelminaplein. Take line D (direction Rotterdam Central Station) or line E (direction Den Haag) and change to tram 23 or tram 12 (on matchdays only).

Park and Ride – The stadium can be reached from the A16 motorway, taking exit 24 Feijenoord and following the Stadionweg west. Parking at the stadium is not available on matchdays. The best option is to utilise P+R Beverwaard, parking there for free and taking tram 23 or 12 to the stadium as below. The tram is free of charge 3 hours before kick-off until 3 hours after the final whistle, by showing your matchday ticket.

Train – The train station Rotterdam Stadion is only up on matchdays and special events, with shuttle services from Rotterdam Centraal and Dordrecht in operation. Alternatively Rotterdam Zuid and Rotterdam Lombardijen stations are a 15 minute walk from the stadium.

Rotterdam Centraal also offers services across the country as well as international services to Antwerp, Brussels, London, Marseille and Paris. The station is located in central Rotterdam, 5 kilometres away from the stadium.

Thinking of catching a train to Rotterdam? Search and book your journey through the Trainline here.

Tram – Stadion Feijenoord tram stop is located directly in front of the stadium. From Rotterdam Central Station take tram 23 (direction Beverwaard) or on matchdays you can also take tram 12 (direction Beverwaard). Or from train station Lombardijen take tram 2 (direction Charlois) or tram 20 (direction Centraal Station) and exit at Breeplein, from which its a 5 minute walk. The tram is free of charge 3 hours before kick-off until 3 hours after the final whistle, by showing your matchday ticket.

Water Taxi – You can take a water taxi along the River Meuse, with a stop at Stadion Feyenoord (number 10) a short 5 minute walk away. Further information on the water taxi can be found here.

Hotels near De Kuip/Stadion Feijenoord

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Further Information & Events

De Kuip Official Website

Feyenoord Official Website

Netherlands international team Official Website

Last Updated on December 6, 2022 by Sports Tourist

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