Meet the cities: Utrecht


This summer the Netherlands will host the Women’s EURO. For the first time in history the Netherlands will host this event, which, with sixteen participating teams will be the biggest WEURO thus far. The tournament will start on July 16 and ends on August 6. In total there will be 31 matches played in seven host cities. In Utrecht there will be four groups matches. The opening of the Women’s EURO 2017 will also be in Utrecht. On July 16 the Netherlands will play the first match of the tournament in stadium Galgenwaard against Norway. 
Another match to look get excited about, is the British Derby: England – Scotland. Besides the best teams in European women’s football, what else has Utrecht to offer its visitors?


Utrecht is the fourth largest city in the Netherlands. Utrecht has various eye-catchers, such at the Domtower and canals. Utrecht has one of the biggest universities in the Netherlands, making it a very popular city for (international) students. Because Utrecht is populated with youngsters, there’s a lot of great clubs and a busy nightlife.

Utrecht and WEURO

In 2015 Utrecht hosted the Tour de France. Making the city widely known in Europe and the world. When the word got out the Netherlands wanted to host the WEURO, Utrecht couldn’t stay behind and applied as host city. In stadium Galgenwaard there will be four matches this summer. Galgenwaard is the second largest stadium in the tournament, only the FC Twente stadium (30,000 seats) is bigger. But the FC Twente stadium only hosts two matches: a semi-final and a final.

On Sunday July 16 the WEURO will start in Utrecht. The first match will be played between the Netherlands and Norway. Utrecht’s program:

Wednesday July 19: England – Scotland
Saturday July 22: France – Austria
Tuesday July 25: Russia - Germany

There are still tickets available for all matches in Utrecht, including the openings match. Do you want to visit Utrecht this summer and attend one of the games? Get your tickets here.