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Amsterdam info

Postby John Andrews » Mon Sep 14, 2015 8:19 pm

Ajax v Celtic

Amsterdam Arena, Thursday, September 17, KO 7PM

On Tuesday, September 8 Celtic Officials met with representatives of AFC Ajax, City of Amsterdam Mayor’s Office and Amsterdam Police.

It was unanimously agreed that everyone wishes the forthcoming match to be a positive experience for Celtic Supporters the City will extend a warm welcome. Police have advised that an extra emphasis will be placed on providing increased security and protection for fans during their stay.

Amsterdam Police have advised that Dam Square is the preferred area for Celtic Fans to congregate on the day of the match. In an effort to provide increased protection it is planned that the Square will be cordoned off and there will be controlled access to ensure the area is occupied by Celtic Supporters only. Police have further advised that the sale and consumption of alcohol will be controlled around the Square and supporters should follow the guidance of Police at all times. To assist with language issues there will be a presence of Celtic Travel Stewards within the Square as well as a presence from Police Scotland. All efforts will be made to ensure that Police and Fans work together in a spirit of cooperation. The aim is to ensure that everyone enjoys the day.

Discussions are continuing with regard to Celtic Fans departing the Square for the Stadium, it is hoped that a dedicated Metro train can be provided which will take fans directly to the Stadium. On arrival fans would receive an escort from the station to the Stadium: We await conformation of this from Amsterdam Police and will update as soon as we have more details.

Walkway from Metro Station to Stadium








On arrival at the Stadium fans will be required to pass through two ticket cordons.

Ticket Cordon 1



This is aimed at reducing crushing at the turnstiles and to speed up the access of fans entering the Stadium. Fans will be subject to search when approaching the Stadium. Pyrotechnics are not permitted and anyone found in possession will be subject to an on the spot fine and will be detained by Police. Celtic once again asks fans please do not use Pyrotechnics at any matches.

Ticket Cordon 2

Fans will be held here for a short period until turnstiles area clears

Access Control Entry Points



Once inside Celtic Fans will occupy the Upper Corner Section of the Stadium. Drums and Banners will be permitted. All banners will be subject to approval and will be checked prior to entry. Only banners promoting positive support of Celtic will be permitted. It is requested that fans do not bring or attempt to display banners in support of other Clubs. Banners with political messages will not be permitted. Fans will be permitted to attend the Stadium early in the day to set up their banners if they wish.






Other Useful Information

• Whilst in Amsterdam, fans must carry photographic ID at all times
• Do not hang banners from pubs, hotels or anywhere they can be snatched
• Banners in support of other Dutch FC’s will cause problems, please refrain from displaying
• Fans are advised if making their way from the City to use the Metro
• Alcohol consumption in public places will be controlled and limited by Police
• Fans with tickets for home sections will be denied access
• Pyro is not permitted and not welcomed by either Club
• Smoking is not permitted within the Stadium
• Fans who are considered by Stewards to have consumed excess alcohol will not be admitted
• British Consul 24 Hour Global Response 0031206764343 for lost passports etc.
• All bags will be searched prior to entry to the Stadium
• Turnstiles will open at 5pm please go to Stadium early
• There will be a hold back of approx 20 minutes after the final whistle
• Supporters Coaches should follow the instructions of Stewards for parking

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