De Kuip in Rotterdam The Netherlands
De Kuip Football Stadium or The Feijenoord Stadion, better known by its nickname de Kuip (the Tub), is a stadium completed in 1937. Today it’s called “Stadion Feyenoord” derived from the area “Feijenoord” in Rotterdam, and from the club with the same name. It has a present seating capacity of 51,177. Maximum capacity was 69,000 in 1949.
It is the home stadium of football club Feyenoord, one of the traditional top teams in the Netherlands.
It hosted over 150 international matches of the Dutch national team, with the first one being a match against Belgium on May 2, 1937.
The stadium hosted also a number of European finals. The first one was the final of the Cup Winners’ Cup in 1963 between Tottenham Hostspur from London and Atletico Madrid, the second another Cup Winners’ Cup final in 1968 between AC Milan and Hamburg, followed by the 1972 European Cup final between Ajax Amsterdam and Inter Milan, and another Cup Winners’Cup final in 1974 between Magdeburg and Milan.
In the 1980s, De Kuip hosted also the 1982 European Cup final between Aston Villa and Bayern Munich, and the 1985 Cup Winners’ Cup final between Everton FC from Liverpool and Rapid Wien. A fifth and sixth Cup Winners’ Cup final were hosted in 1991 and 1997, the first between Manchester United and Barcelona, and the second between Barcelona FC and Paris Saint-Germain.
In 2002, the final of the UEFA Cup was played at De Kuip between Feyenoord and Borussia Dortmund.
Rotterdam The Netherlands
Club — Feyenoord Rotterdam
Club Colours — Red and White
Nicknames — De club aan de Maas (The Club on the Meuse), De Stadionclub (The Stadiumclub), De Trots van Zuid (The Pride of South)
Founded — July 19, 1908
Stadium — De Kuip
Capacity — 51,177 seats
Opened — 1937, renovations 1994
Address — Van Zandvlietplein 1, 3077 AA Rotterdam
Website — Feyenoord
Location of De Kuip Stadium — the football ground of Feyenoord is situated south-east of Rotterdam city centre in The Netherlands. The city center is around 4,5 km away from the ground.
Nearest main train station — the main city train station is Rotterdam Central train station, located around 5,5km from the ground.
On matchdays it possible to catch a train from Rotterdam Central Station or Dordrecht Central Station to station Stadion Feijenoord, which lies adjacent to the stadium. On non-matchdays there is no train service to this station.
From Station Lombardijen you can take tram line 2 direction Charlois or line 20 direction Central Station and get off at stop Breeplein.
Rotterdam is frequently served by trains from Amsterdam city centre (Amsterdam central rail station), Schiphol Airport, The Hague (CS Den Haag and HS Den Haag, Dordrecht, Breda, and Utrecht.
There are also international trains from Rotterdam to Belgium and France.
By Tram — tram 23 takes you to the Kuip stadium from Rotterdam’s central station (direction Beverwaard). On matchdays you can also take tram 12.
By Bus — bus line 48 takes you from the central railway station to De Kuip stadion. Get off at stop Station Zuid which is a 5 minute walk away from the ground.
From Zuidplein you can take bus line 71, get off at Maasstad Clara (Olympiaweg).
Nearest Airport : the closest airport is Rotterdam The Hague airport RTM.
Cheap hotels near Feyenoord football stadium
Best Western ART Hotel Rotterdam – ( 2.2 km from De Kuip Feyenoord )
Spacious, colourful and with an amazing view over the harbours of Rotterdam, the unique rooms of Best Western ART Hotel Rotterdam offer all that and more… Originality of décor and reliability of…
Golden Tulip Rotterdam Centre – ( 3.7 km from De Kuip Football Stadium )
Uniquely situated in the city centre, at the waterfront and the Erasmus bridge! A designhotel with the ‘view over water’ theme, free use of the Wellness Club H2O and everywhere Free Wifi.
Tulip Inn Rotterdam – ( 3.5 km from De Kuip Feyenoord Football Stadium )
Tulip Inn Rotterdam is situated in a lovely part of Rotterdam, on the banks of the Maas River and near the city centre of Rotterdam.