Feyenoord club has won the Rinus Michels Award for best academy in the country multiple times, including five years in a row after 2009. The club has a rich history of producing top players such as Robin van Persie, Dirk Kuyt, Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Georginio Wijnaldum, Tyrell Malacia and Stefan de Vrij, amongst many others. At the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, no other club had produced more players at the tournament.
Follow in the Footsteps of Feyenoord's Brightest Stars
Train Like a Professional
A top-class European soccer tour awaits at Feyenoord in the Netherlands, with training sessions conducted by professional coaches at the Rotterdam club and schedules organised to meet the requirements and ability levels of all groups. The Netherlands is renowned for producing soccer talent through their academy systems and Feyenoord is no different, with the likes of Robin van Persie being a product of the youth system here. The club regularly opens the De Kuip Stadium to the younger generation and provides educational materials on match days.
Go Behind the Scenes
As well as top level coaching, tour groups receive a behind the scenes tour of the impressive De Kuip Stadium and get the opportunity to watch the first team and youth team train (subject to match and training schedules). This is a fantastic chance for young, budding athletes to live the lives of professional soccer players. Why not make your next soccer tour a once-in-a-lifetime development trip to Feyenoord Rotterdam?
``The tour went exceptionally well and I was thoroughly delighted with every aspect of it; there has been nothing but great feedback from all our parents too.``
University College School, Junior Branch
Your Feyenoord Soccer Tour Includes
Feyenoord – The Club
Feyenoord, founded in 1908, is a professional football club from Rotterdam that plays in the Eredivisie, the top tier of Dutch soccer. It’s one of three clubs in Holland that has dominated Dutch soccer historically, along with PSV and long-standing rivals, Ajax. Feyenoord are recognised as the Netherland’s most passionately supported club and being the two biggest teams from the two biggest cities in the Netherlands, the clash between Feyenoord and Ajax is known as ‘De Klassieker’.
Feyenoord plays its home games at De Kuip, commonly known as ‘The Tub’ which has a capacity of over 51,000, the second largest stadium in the Netherlands. The club have a very proud relationship with former players as you can see in the museum (on the stadium tour), with many going on to adopt coaching roles at the club.
The Training Facilities
Feyenoord’s training ground, Varkenoord is situated next to the De Kuip stadium. He facilities include one full-size 3G pitch, along with three full size grass pitches and one 7 a side pitch. There is also a full size pitch with small stadium. Varkenoord is the home base of Feyenoord Academy, the women’s team and the amateur football club SC Feyenoord, as well as the first team squad.
Groups can watch first team sessions at Varkenoord subject to consent from the club’s coaching staff, the complex also includes changing rooms plus a large café and bar area.
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Our tours are tailored to meet all the needs and requirements of your group so we can ensure you get the most out of your trip. We offer a range of additional excursions to add value and make sure you maintain a fully packed schedule throughout. Here is a sample of some additional excursions we can provide.
Tours are not exclusive and are subject to availability.
Cool down with an optional excursion to a local water park - fun for everyone to fill your downtime on tour.
Theme Parks are a great way to entertain your groups when they are not training or playing.
Explore your surroundings with an educational city tour.
We can arrange evening entertainment with local opportunities such as bowling.