http://www.citybreak.uk.com/destinations/Amsterdam-City-Break.aspx -- Amsterdam is a city with sport enthusiasts and has nearly 800 sports clubs. The most popular sports are football, tennis, athletics, hockey and ice-skating. Cycling is probably considered a part of their lifestyle as every Dutch owns his own bicycle!
In the Netherlands as well as Amsterdam the national sport is football and with Amsterdam being home to one of the most successful clubs in Europe namely Ajax www.ajax.nl due to their recent success in the 2002/2003 UEFA Champions League Not only is Amsterdam the capital of the Netherlands, it also has a rich sportive history. Amsterdam has about 800 sports clubs. The most popular sports in the Netherlands are football, tennis, (ice) skating and hockey.
A trip to Amsterdam can be great when you are taking your family with you and if you stay at some of the best City Break Amsterdam the experience will be memorable and long lasting to make your trip ever green in your memory.
The most famous sporting club of Amsterdam is without a doubt the football club Ajax. What started out in 1883 with a group of friends around Han Dade, owner of a real leather ball, turned into an international top club? They were national champion 27 times, won the EUFA cup once, were 4 times winner of the Champions League, and won the World cup on two occasions.
After having tried in 1916, 1920 and 1924 the Netherlands finally, land the Olympics Games for 1928.
Great teams don’t exist without great players, and some individuals are really in a class of their own. Some of the best know sporting men en women hail from Amsterdam and here are a few of them:
Or should I simply say “Number 14”, probably the best know Dutch person in the World, is born on April 25v 1947 in Watergraafsmeer. His legendary soccer style won him the best Dutch soccer player ever and the title of European soccer player of the century. He played for Ajax, FC Barcelona and Feyenoord and Levante.
Another Amsterdam local, who spend much of his free time on the basketball field on the Museumplein and grew up to be a great basketball player and coach. He became national champion 11 times and won the coach of the year awards 7 times over.
There is lots of player and games who make your salf addicted of sports again so hurry up pack your begs amd take a flights for Amsterdam.
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