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Facts & Figures

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  • Country of origin: Netherlands
  • Founded in: 1900
  • Stadium: Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Team Nickname: de Godenzonen (the sons of the Gods), de Amsterdammers (the Amsterdammers)
  • Official AFC Ajax Team Web Site in Dutch - click here for English language version. Also available in Spanish, Chinese and Greek.
  • Best Continental Championship Performance: Winners (1971, 1972, 1973, 1995)
  • Best National League Performance: Winners 33 times
  • Best National Cup Competition Performance: Winners 18 times

Ideas for an AFC Ajax Themed Party

The Amsterdam Arena is Ajax's relatively new 53,000 seater home, having been completed in 1996 to replace their previous home, which only housed 19,000 spectators. It is in the south of the city, in a relatively modern business district. Amsterdam itself is a very cosmopolitan city, reflecting influences from local European neighbours and nations further afield with whom the Dutch had strong links in the past. As a result, the "culture of Amsterdam" is a mix of many influences; English is almost as widely (and perfectly!) spoken as Dutch, and there seem to be as many Thai, Malaysian and Indonesian restaurants as there are Dutch ones, if not more.

AFC Ajax Party Decorations

Food for an AFC Ajax Themed Party

As stated above, the Netherlands in general and Amsterdam in particular is something of a "melting pot" of many cultures, and this is reflected in the food that is eaten. While traditional Dutch dishes are available, Asian food (particularly Thai, Indonesian and Malaysian) is extremely popular and could almost be viewed as "the food of Amsterdam". Our recipe suggestions below therefore reflect a mix of traditional Dutch food and this Asian influence.

Dutch Recipes - Main Courses

Dutch Recipes - Snacks

Drink for an AFC Ajax Themed Party

Holland doesn't have much of a wine-producing tradition, but brewing beer on the other hand is something of a national speciality! Heineken , Amstel , Grolsch and Oranjeboom are all popular brands, although the former is by far the dominant brand in the bars and pubs of Amsterdam.

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