If Ajax wins its thirtieth national championship this Sunday, there will be an official celebration on Museumplein for players and staff. The aim is to create a festive and orderly celebration in the city, which is accessible to everyone. The match between Ajax and FC Twente will not be shown on Museumplein. There will be no large screens.
Should Ajax win, then the event will start at 6p.m. on Museumplein with music. The official celebration will start at 7p.m., and will end at 8p.m. The match will not be shown live on Museumplein, as there will be no large screens on which to watch Ajax – FC Twente. There won’t be any separate catering tents set up on the square that afternoon or evening, either. And if Ajax doesn’t win the championship, the whole event will be called off. The celebration is a joint effort between the city of Amsterdam, Ajax, and head sponsor AEGON.
Should the celebration happen, large crowds are expected around Museumplein, making accessibility for cars very difficult. Also, a few streets and bridges surrounding Museumplein will be closed off in order to stream visitor traffic efficiently. The bridges leading to Leidseplein will be closed after the celebration. It is recommended to take public transportation via Weesperplein or Zuid metro stations. Supporters in the Amsterdam ArenA will be informed about the various options to travel to Museumplein. The GVB public transportation will run according to normal scheduling.
Ajax coach Frank de Boer: “First, we need to beat FC Twente. But the idea of celebrating on Museumplein is extra motivating for the team. I’ve experienced such a celebration as a player, and it was amazing and unforgettable. I’m glad the city is giving us the opportunity to celebrate there.”
More information about the possible celebration can be found on Amsterdam.nl/Ajax.