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Ajax fans watching the Europa League finals on the Museumplein in Amsterdam, 24 May 2017
May 25 '17 08:27

The Amsterdam police arrested a total of 30 people during and after the public viewing of the Europa League finals on the Museuplein on Wednesday night. After Ajax lost the title to Manchester United (2-0), the Dutch capital quickly and calmly ran empty, ANP reports.

Arrests were made for public intoxication, insults and setting a parasol on fire, among other things. One police officer was assaulted. "For us this is really an ordinary very busy Saturday night", the police said around midnight. By 1:00 a.m. Amsterdam was mostly empty and quiet, according to the news wire.

Passengers cram into a train in Amsterdam after the Europa League finals match between Ajax and Manchester, 24/25 May 2017
May 25 '17 07:29

Train passengers trying to leave Amsterdam after the public viewing of the Europa League finals on Wednesday night are furious at NS over poor service. Social media flooded with complaints about overcrowded trains, lack of communication and general chaos, ANP reports. Ajax lost the match against Manchester United 2-0.

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May 24 '17 19:54

Police in Amsterdam are asking people to avoid coming to Amsterdam on Wednesday night to watch the Europa League final match between Ajax and Manchester United. to show up, trying to watch the match on a giant screen at Museumplein, but police said an hour before the match that at least 120,000 were already in the city center.

Amsterdam's Museumplein being prepared for a public viewing of the Ajax vs Manchester United Europa League finals match, 24 May 2017
May 24 '17 14:50

Amsterdam is preparing the Museumplein for a live screening of the Ajax vs Manchester United match in the Europa League finals tonight. Some 100 thousand supporters are expected to watch the match in the square, Het Parool reports. 

Ajax is facing Manchester United in the Friends Arena in Stockholm, Sweden tonight. Should the Amsterdam team win, the team will be honored in a ceremony also on the Museumpleini on Thursday. Some 150 thousand people are expected to attend the ceremony.

Ajax makes it through to the Europa League finals, 11 May 2017
May 23 '17 15:10

The between Ajax and Manchester United on the Museumplein on Wednesday, will continue as planned, the Amsterdam municipality announced in the wake of an.

Ajax on the way to Stockholm for the Europa League Finals against Manchester United, 23 May 2017
May 23 '17 14:00

The Ajax team departed from Schiphol airport on Tuesday morning and is on their way to Stockholm, where the Amsterdam team is playing against Manchester United in the Europa League finals on Wednesday. Manchester United is also scheduled to travel to Stockholm today.

Tonight both teams will train in the Friends Arena, where the match will be played on Wednesday, NU.nl reports. After training coaches Peter Bosz and Jose Mourinho and a player for each team will give a press conference. 

King Willem-Alexander giving the 2016 Christmas speech
May 23 '17 11:40

King Willem-Alexander is deeply affected by a "terrifying" that left at least 22 people dead, including children. Over 50 others were injured in the explosion at Manchester Arena, just after a concert by teenage pop star Ariana Grande.

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May 22 '17 14:00

A referee was attacked by football players of club RKJVV from Den Bosch on Saturday afternoon during a championship match between RKJVV 5 and Oirschot Vooruit 6, Omroep Brabant reports. Dutch football association KNVB is investigating the assault.

Ajax makes it through to the Europa League finals with a two-match victory of 5-4 against Lyon, 11 May 2017
May 19 '17 14:30

The Stockholm police expect massive crowds in and around the stadium where the Europa League final between Ajax and Mancester United will be played, the police warn in a press release. They've implemented a number of measures to ensure that the crowds of football fans are kept under control as much as possible. 

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May 18 '17 15:20

The captain of 12 Dutch football teams in the Eredivisie want artificial turf to be banned for matches in the highest football league in the country. Davy Klaasen of Ajax, Luuk de Jong of PSV and Dirk Kuyt , among others, signed a manifesto drawn up by players union VVCS.

Feyenoord captain Dirk Kuijt lifts the Eredivisie trophy in front of some 150 thousand fans on the Coolsingel in Rotterdam, 15 May 2017
May 18 '17 09:39

Feyenoord captain Dirk Kuyt is retiring his football career, the Rotterdam team announced on its website on Wednesday. Following a career high point of scoring a hat trick and for Feyenoord on Sunday, the 36-year-old footballer feels that this is the right time to step down.

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May 17 '17 09:41

Another two former football players reported being sexually abused at their football clubs when they were children. One was abused as a youth player for Sparta Rotterdam in the 90s, the other at FC Eindhoven in the 70s, they told the Volkskrant. Both clubs contacted the victims and call for other victims to come forward.

Ajax makes it through to the Europa League finals with a two-match victory of 5-4 against Lyon, 11 May 2017
May 16 '17 15:00

The for fans to attend the Europa League finals against Manchester United next week, sold out within 30 minutes, RTL Nieuws reports.

The Europa League finals match is taking place next week Wednesday at 8:45 p.m. in Stockholm. This is the first time since 1996 that Ajax reached a final in a European tournament, according to the broadcaster.

Feyenoord captain Dirk Kuijt lifts the Eredivisie trophy in front of some 150 thousand fans on the Coolsingel in Rotterdam, 15 May 2017
May 15 '17 15:45

Between 140 thousand and 150 thousand supporters filled the streets of Rotterdam city center on Monday to honor Feyenoord and congratulate the team on its. The players appeared on the city hall balcony shortly after noon and joined the thousands of supporters singing You'll Never Walk Alone, led by Lee Powers, NOS reports. 

Thousands crowd Rotterdam streets to celebrate Feyenoord's Eredivisie victory, 15 May 2017
May 15 '17 11:19

Thousands of Feyenoord fans are gathered in Rotterdam to celebrate their . With about an hour to go before the team is set to appear to their fans, the police are already calling on people to stop coming to the city center - all locations are full. "Celebrate at home or elsewhere", the police said on Twitter.

The Coolsingel and surrounding areas can hold 140 thousand people in total. 

Feyenoord wins the Eredivisie title for the first time in 18 years, 14 May 2017
May 15 '17 07:44

A total of 76 people were arrested in Rotterdam after Feyenoord beat Heracles Almelo 3-1 on Sunday and thereby became the national champions for the first time in 18 years. According to the police, there were "no major incidents'' during the celebrations. Feyenoord will be officially congratulated and honored in a ceremony on Coolsingel around noon on Monday.

Riot police clash with football fans in Rotterdam after Feyenoord lost to Excelsior, 7 May 2017
May 12 '17 13:10

The police released suspected of violence duringon Sunday after Feyenoord lost to Excelsior.

Ajax makes it through to the Europa League finals with a two-match victory of 5-4 against Lyon, 11 May 2017
May 12 '17 08:06

Ajaxagainst Manchester United on May 24th. Ticket sales start Monday. The Amsterdam team has 10 thousand tickets available.

Riot police clash with football fans in Rotterdam after Feyenoord lost to Excelsior, 7 May 2017
May 11 '17 08:30

The municipality of Rotterdam decided to ban shops in the city center from selling alcohol on Sunday, when Feyenoord is playing against Heracles for the Dutch title. On Wednesday the police published photos of 12 men suspected of violence during riots in Rotterdam this past Sunday after Feyenoord lost against Excelsior. So far three suspects turned themselves in, according to the Telegraaf.

All 12 men are suspected of public violence. The photos of those who turned themselves in have since been removed from the police site. 

Some 100,000 people were in Rotterdam to watch the Feyenoord vs Excelsior Eredivisie match, 7 May 2017
May 10 '17 16:20

The Public Prosecutor wants to keep 30 men and boys arrested during the riots that broke out after Feyenoord lost to Excelsior on Sunday, in custody for another two weeks. Should the Prosecutor get his way, they will miss Feyenoord's last chance of winning the Dutch title in a match against Heracles this coming Sunday, RTL Nieuws reports.

The suspects are between the ages of 14 and 45. They are all suspected of throwing fireworks, stones or whatever they had to hand at police officers in Rotterdam following the Feyenoord-Excelsior match. 

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May 10 '17 08:22

Another two former youth players at football club PSV came forward to report that they were sexually abused while playing for the club, the Volkskrant reports.

One victim was abused in the 70s - his coach took him to the dressing room after a training and forced him to go sit in the bath, where the coach molested him. The boy went home in tears, but refused to tell his parents what happened. "I insisted that nothing happened. I was ashamed and scared that the coach would get mad at me and take me off the team." he told the Volksrkant.

Dick Advocaat
May 9 '17 15:30

The footballers in the Dutch national team were surprised by the KNVB's choice to , KNVB technical director Hans van Breukelen said in a press conference on Tuesday. "But like me they are professionals and they can also go somewhere else", he said, according to RTL Nieuws.

Some 100,000 people were in Rotterdam to watch the Feyenoord vs Excelsior Eredivisie match, 7 May 2017
May 9 '17 10:15

The Rotterdam police are studying surveillance camera footage of riots that broke out in the city after Feyenoord lost 3-0 to Excelsior on Sunday. They are looking for hooligans who were violent during the disturbances, so that they can be arrested to prevent them from ruining the atmosphere during the next Feyenoord match in Rotterdam on Sunday, RTL Nieuws reports.

The police will publish the photos of these rioters on their site. It mainly involves people who acted violently towards the police or other persons. 

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May 8 '17 16:00

The football match between FC Den Bosch and FC Dordrecht was suspended for 15 minutes on Friday after a thrown firework exploded near the ball boy's head. The terrified boy ran off the field in tears. He sustained hearing damage, according to Omroep Brabant.

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