Best 10 Places to Watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup

Tomorrow, the 2018 FIFA World Cup will begin- without the Dutch football team. In light of this news, some of the most iconic places in Amsterdam have decided not to continue their tradition of showing the tournament this year. Sadly, among them are Vondelpark3 and Radio 538 Oranjeplein, who showed the tournament in 2014 but will not do so now.

However, if you are a strong supporter of a different team, or simply one of the 3.2 billion viewers that gather every 4 years to watch the World Cup, The Amsterdammer is here to help! We propose 10 places that have confirmed the projection of the games in the Dutch capital.

Strandzuid Amsterdam

Starting from June 14, this place will show the games on the beach! The bar is located next to RAI Amsterdam, which makes it easy to reach. It is unique for its view and concept, which was built as a beach bar. You can enjoy the game while drinking a cold beer on the sand, making the most of those sunny days! For more information, visit their website.

Address: Europaplein 22, 1078 GZ Amsterdam

Amsterdam Roest

Amsterdam Roest is an industrial wasteland that was turned into a man-made beach. Famous among locals, this hidden gem will be displaying every game of this year’s FIFA World Cup. It is the perfect place to have a drink and share with your friends while you’re watching the games.

Address: Jacob Bontiusplaats 1, 1018 LL Amsterdam

Plan B

This billiard club owns 13 pool tables and 3 dartboards. If you’d like to play your own tournament while you drink and enjoy the game, then this is the place for you! They also have a smoking room for those particularly stressful fixtures. They will be displaying every game of this year’s FIFA World Cup. For more information, visit their website.

Address: Overtoom 209B, 1054 HT Amsterdam

Satellite Sports Café

Right at the heart of Leidseplein and neighbour to Amsterdam’s most famous coffeeshop, the Satellite Sports Café projects live sports on a daily basis. For this year’s FIFA World Cup, the café will be showing all the games. For more information, visit their website.

Address: Leidseplein 11, 1017 PS Amsterdam

Coco’s Outback

This Australian pub, located in Rembrandtplein, is famous among tourists and international students. Like Satellite Sports Café, they always project different live sports during the day. This year, you can expect every game to be projected in their screens. For more information, visit their website.

Address: 14, Thorbeckeplein 8, 1017 CS Amsterdam

Belushi’s

Near Dam Square, this bar is famous for having the longest Happy Hour of Amsterdam. During the FIFA World Cup, the games will be projected in 10 flat screen TVs inside and outside the bar! For more information, visit their website.

Address: Warmoesstraat 129, 1012 JA, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Big Shots Bar

If you’re looking for a small, chill bar to eat and drink while watching the game, the Big Shots Bar is your best bet. It is located in the Red Light District and has multiple TVs that will be displaying the tournament.

Address: Warmoesstraat 94, 1012 JH Amsterdam

Café De Zeemeeuw

Located at walking distance from Amsterdam Centraal, this Dutch café is famous for its friendly staff. They will be displaying every game of this year’s FIFA World Cup. Visit their website for more information.

Address: Zeedijk 102, 1012 BB Amsterdam

Players Bar

Located right next to the Dam Square, the Players Cafe is a large pub with a capacity of 450 people! Some pool tables are available for the customers and every game will be displayed.

Address: Warmoesstraat 170, Dam Square, 1012 JK Amsterdam

Westergasterras

The Westergasterras is at the heart of Westerpark, and has a terrace with the view of the water. This year, they will only be displaying the games played by the Belgian team on their big screen. They are expecting over 3,000 people, so they are yet to confirm the showcasing of the final.

Address: Klonneplein 4-6, 1014 DD Amsterdam

Post Author: Isabel Bonnet

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Isabel Bonnet is a 21-year-old second-year student in communication science at UvA. She is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Amsterdammer. Before its creation, she worked as a photo editor at the Independent Florida Alligator and did an internship at Le Monde.

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