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The Rolling Stones European Tour 2003

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These pages will supply information about the cities the Stones will be visiting this summer. To read about each individual city please select the actual city link in the IORR travel guide pages. If you have information for these pages please send e-mail to [email protected].

Nearest big city


How to get to the city

Fly to Schiphol Airport and then take the train underneath the Airport. Don’t take the taxi, which is one of the most expensive in Europe. The train will cost you just Euro 2.90 to get to the Central Station in 15-20 minutes and there is a train every 10-15 minutes. You can buy your ticket at the airport in the main hall.

How to get to the venue

To get to the Amsterdam ArenA:

Take the Metro (underground) from Central Station or from Waterlooplein. You should take train number 54 in direction Gein and get off at Bijlmer Station. The ArenA is at walking distance. Underground tickets are the same as tram tickets and can be bought in the main supermarkets (Albert Heijn) and newspaper shops. Commuting time is approximately 20-30 minutes.

Travel information

Venue maps

Amsterdam ArenA

Recommended hotels

Recommended bars/restaurants

Meeting place for fans

Unfortunately there is not too much around the Amsterdam ArenA. It’s a suburban area, with just offices, factories and the ArenA itself. So I cannot suggest any hotel or bar. The area is also not the place you want to hang around safely at night. The best is to get a hotel in the centre (but they are normally expensive) or just outside (in that case I suggest the area of RAI, outside the centre but not too much and with good tram connection, the Novotel there can be a good solution). For a meeting place to drink a meet friends. De Balie in Leidseplein is big enough (most of Dutch cafes are small and cozy, but with many people around you might end up being trapped) and centre-located. Another option would be van Puffelen, for the same reasons. Another great place would be Rose’s Cantina, a Mexican bar and restaurant. It is in the centre, it has good Mexican food and great margaritas and got a lot of room and a nice summer garden. It is in the centre as well.

City map

Tourist links

Other local events



Thanks to Roberto Tuoni for information!

For more Stones news see IORR 47 of May 2003!

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