Amsterdam is the capital of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. With over 800,000 residents and about 880,000 bikes, it is considered to be the world’s cycling capital. It is about two metres below sea level and is linked to the North Sea via the long North Sea Canal. The city boasts a world-class international transport hub and its extensive public transport system comprises buses, trams, ferries and a metro network. With plenty of museums, green spaces and grand 17th-century canals Amsterdam is a haven for tourists, with about 17 million visiting annually.
As host of AFC Ajax, the Dutch National Team, and concerts of world famous artists, Johan Cruijff ArenA is one of the leading stadiums worldwide. Opened in 1996, it was the first stadium in Europe with a sliding roof, and is constantly investing in the future to stay state-of-the-art. In 2014, HD Wifi and 4G were installed in the stadium, and it is currently being used as one of the few field labs in Europe for testing 5G mobile communications. Not only does the stadium’s green policy meet the highest standards, it is also carbon neutral and, with solar panels on the roof attached to its own battery system, has a reliable backup power source. Johan Cruijff ArenA is only 15 minutes away from Amsterdam City Centre and Schiphol International Airport.