Club Profile


One of the three giants of Dutch voetbal, and the current champions, Feyenoord also play in a classic old stadium in a remarkably modern city.

LOCATION: Rotterdam, the Netherlands

CONTACT:, #feyenoord

NICKNAMES: De club aan de Maas (The Club on the Meuse)


The club was founded in the Feyenoord area of Rotterdam (it’s Feijenoord in Dutch) in 1908, and began using the neighborhood name as theirs in 1912. They won a couple of national titles and a Dutch Cup (now known as the KNVB Cup) in the 1920s and 1930s, which earned them a bigger following, leading to a move into their current home stadium…


The biggest by far is with Ajax from Amsterdam, a game known as De Klassieker (“The Classic”). It is fueled by an ancient rivalry between the artistic, cosmopolitan Amsterdam and the working-class Rotterdam. As of the start of the 2023-24 season, they had played 203 times since 1921, with Ajax the winner on 94 occasions. The biggest…

Women's Team

Feyenoord Vrouwen was just founded in 2021 and now play in the top-tier Vrouwen Eredivisie. Home games are played at Rotterdam’s Sportcomplex Varkenoord, also the home of the men’s training facilities and the club’s academy and amateur side. Check the club’s website for…


The club anthem is “Hand in Hand,” with 1961 lyrics over a 19th-Century German song. It sounds just like what you might expect an old German song adapted as a football song might sound like: They also, after goals are scored, do a non-lyrical version of one of the songs from the Rocky movies. Not the main one — this…


Officially Stadion Feijenoord, the club’s home is called De Kuip, which is Dutch for “the tub.” We assume this is because it shaped like a giant tub, but which oval stadium isn’t? It was first built in 1937, then expanded in 1949 after the Germans occupied it during World War II and nearly tore it down for scrap metal. In…

Going to a Game at Feyenoord

GETTING THERE: There is a tram stop called Stadion Feijenoord right in front of the stadium. Get there from Rotterdam Central with tram line 23 towards Beverwaard. But, this being the Netherlands, you can also get there by water taxi! Check for details and to book ahead, which you will need to do. That drops you a…

Feyenoord Tickets

Tickets are available on the club website, and if they aren’t playing PSV or Ajax, you have a decent chance to get them. There’s also a ticket exchange for resales.

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We didn’t really get any good ones on our visit, so here’s one from our favorite YouTube soccer channel.

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