Ice skating at the monumental Olympic Stadium in Amsterdam


Just for one month, February 2014, and for the first time ever, it will be possible to go ice skating at the Olympic Stadium in Amsterdam. There will be a 400 meter track and several smaller tracks. A unique opportunity for professionals and starters to hit the ice at this historic location. The monumental stadium was originally build for the Olympics in 1928.

There will be several events, from DJ’s to Family hours, and time slots dedicated to professional scaters, so get informed before you select a time slot.
You can check the Web Cam to get the feeling of the Stadium.

From 28 February to 2 March, the Dutch All Round and Sprint Championships will be held at the stadium.

Tickets can be  bought online. (Several days and time slots are already sold out.)

4 time slots per day:
09.00 – 11.30
12.30 – 15.00
16.00 – 18.30
19.30 – 22.00

Entrance: Kids € 7,60  Adults € 10,-
Skate rental: € 6,-

light my ride – tonight in Amsterdam

Light my ride

Tonight at 19:30 the Light my ride tour will take place, as part of the Amsterdam Light Festival, starting at the Nieuwmarkt.
It’s a 10 km tour for skaters, bikers and skateboarders that have in some way used lights to illuminate themselves and their meaning of transport. The tour will follow the Amsterdam Light Festival route. This video shows all you want to know. You can still sign up here!

Start: 19:30h – 9th of January 2014
Nieuwmarkt, Amsterdam, 19:30h
Admission: Free (if you don’t have skates, a skateboard or a bike, you can rent a Yellow Bike on the spot)

ice rink with an amazing view on Amsterdam

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Photo: JP Jans for Het Parool

An ice rink on the 11th floor, with a view on historic Amsterdam!
Doubletree Hotel in Amsterdam has it. It is open for visitors of the Sky Lounge. So if you would like to take a try on this ice rink on top of the world, you can. (Of course you have to order a drink in the Sky Lounge; they serve great cocktails!)
Seems to me the ultimate Amsterdam-winter-experience!

The ice rink will be at the Doubletree Hotel until February 28th.
Skates are available at the hotel.