The GelreDome (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɣɛlrədoːm]) is a football stadium in the city of Arnhem, Netherlands. It is one of the largest and modern stadiums in the country, built from 1996 to 1998 at a cost equivalent to €75 million, that opened on 25 March 1998. The stadium is the home of the association football club Vitesse Arnhem since 1998. It was one of the stadiums used during Euro 2000 tournament held in the Netherlands and Belgium.

Both international and Dutch artists have given concerts in the stadium, including Tina Turner, Celine Dion, Madonna, Prince, Justin Bieber, Paul McCartney, Shakira, AC/DC, André Rieu, The Rolling Stones, Justin Timberlake and Rihanna.

The stadium has a retractable roof, as well as a convertible pitch, that can be retracted, when unused during concerts or other events held at the stadium, and a climate control system. It has a capacity of 34,000 people for sports events, or 41,000 during concerts. The GelreDome pitch is surrounded on each side by four covered all-seater stands, officially known as the Edward Sturing Stand (North), Charly Bosveld Stand (East), Theo Bos Stand (South) and Just Göbel Stand (West).

The GelreDome currently holds a four-star rating by UEFA.

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Full nameGelreDome
LocationArnhem, Netherlands
Coordinates51°57′46.38″N 5°53′34.13″E / 51.9628833°N 5.8928139°ECoordinates: 51°57′46.38″N 5°53′34.13″E / 51.9628833°N 5.8928139°E
CapacityFootball: 21,248 (maximum 25,500 without tarps)
Concerts: 41,000 (maximum)
Opened25 March 1998
ArchitectAlynia Architecten Harlingen bv
Vitesse (1998–present)
Vitesse Arnhem vs Zulte Waregem (0-2)
Vitesse in the Europa League.
Qlimax 2008-11-22
Qlimax at Gelredome.


The GelreDome replaced the Nieuw Monnikenhuize Stadion as Vitesse's home ground on 25 March 1998. Plans had been afoot to expand and to renovate the old and now demolished Nieuw Monnikenhuize. However, with a growing fan capacity and with arguments that the location of the old stadium was not strategic enough, the idea was conceived to build a new arena for the Vitesse fans.

The first match played at the stadium was a 4–1 victory by the home team against N.A.C. Breda in an Eredivisie match. The first goal in the new stadium was scored by Vitesse player Dejan Čurović.

International matches

Three international matches of the Dutch national football team were played in the stadium, the first one being on May 27, 1998: a friendly against Cameroon (0–1). The last one, played on April 26, 2000, was also a friendly: a 0–0 against Scotland. In 2019, the Netherlands women's national team, also played their an international (friendly) match at the stadium. Furthermore, the GelreDome was the location for three UEFA Euro 2000 group stage matches, as well as the 2007 UEFA European Under-21 Championship tournament.

Euro 2000 matches

Date Time Stage Team #1 Res. Team #2
11 June 2000 2:30pm Group B Turkey Turkey 1–2 Italy Italy
17 June 2000 6:00pm Group A Romania Romania 0–1 Portugal Portugal
21 June 2000 6:00pm Group C Slovenia Slovenia 0–0 Norway Norway

UEFA U21 2007 matches

Date Time Stage Team #1 Res. Team #2
11 June 2007 6:15pm Group B Czech Republic Czech Republic 0–0 England England
14 June 2007 8:45pm Group B England England 2–2 Italy Italy
17 June 2007 8:45pm Group B Italy Italy 3–1 Czech Republic Czech Republic
20 June 2007 8:45pm Semi-finals Serbia Serbia 2–0 Belgium Belgium

Davis Cup 2003

Date Stage Team #1 Res. Team #2
7 February 2003 First round Netherlands Netherlands 2–3 Switzerland Switzerland


Date Stage Team #1 Res. Team #2
21 December 2019 Glory: Collision 2 Netherlands Rico Verhoeven Morocco Badr Hari


Since opening in 1998, GelreDome has hosted hundreds of concerts from Dutch and international superstars, including Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, U2, Spice Girls, Backstreet Boys, Janet Jackson, Bon Jovi, Britney Spears, Tiësto, Madonna, Coldplay, Sting, Diana Ross, Tina Turner, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Iron Maiden, AC/DC, Shakira, Justin Bieber, Celine Dion, The Rolling Stones, Imagine Dragons and Justin Timberlake


The Vitesse Museum is located in the stadium, which shows Vitesse's more than 126 years of history.


The stadium can be reached by a 30-minute walk from the Arnhem main railway station. Bus lines 7 and 331, departing from the Arnhem railway station, call at the 'GelreDome-stadion' bus stop, just outside the stadium.


Gelredome Binnenkant
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External links

Media related to Gelredome at Wikimedia Commons

2007 UEFA European Under-21 Championship

The UEFA European Under-21 Championship 2007 were held from 10 June 2007 to 23 June 2007. It was the 16th staging of UEFA's European Under-21 Championship.

2013–14 SBV Vitesse season

During the 2013–14 season Vitesse Arnhem will participate in the Dutch Eredivisie, the KNVB Cup, and the UEFA Europa League.

2014–15 SBV Vitesse season

During the 2014–15 season Vitesse Arnhem will participate in the Dutch Eredivisie and the KNVB Cup. Despite being a sensation in the previous season, the club failed to qualify for any major European competition.

2015–16 SBV Vitesse season

During the 2015–16 season Vitesse Arnhem will participate in the Dutch Eredivisie, in the KNVB Cup and the UEFA Europa League.

2016 Fox Sports Cup

The 2016 Fox Sports Cup was a summer football friendly tournament organized by the Dutch Eredivisie and Match IQ. It was hosted by Vitesse at the GelreDome in Arnhem, from 21 to 23 July 2016. The three other European teams that took part were: Porto (Portugal), PSV Eindhoven (Netherlands), and West Bromwich Albion (England). It was sponsored by Fox Sports Netherlands.

2016–17 SBV Vitesse season

During the 2016–17 season Vitesse will participate in the Dutch Eredivisie and the KNVB Cup.

2017–18 SBV Vitesse season

During the 2017–18 season Vitesse will participate in the Dutch Eredivisie, KNVB Cup, Johan Cruyff Shield and the UEFA Europa League.

2018–19 SBV Vitesse season

The 2018–19 season is Vitesse's 29th consecutive season in the top flight of Dutch football, 29th consecutive season in the Eredivisie, and 126th year in existence as a football club. The season covers the period from 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019.

Good Evening Europe Tour

The Good Evening Europe Tour was a concert tour by Paul McCartney in Europe. The tour began on 2 December 2009, at the Color Line Arena in Hamburg, Germany, and concluded on 22 December 2009, at The O2 in London.

Just Göbel

Dr. Marius Jan "Just" Göbel (November 21, 1891 in Soerabaya – March 5, 1984 in Ede) was a Dutch amateur football (soccer) player.Göbel who played for Vitesse Arnhem, succeeded Reinier Beeuwkes as the Dutch national goalkeeper in 1911. He was known for being the first Dutch keeper trying to catch the ball rather than stomp it away. He played 18 matches for the Dutch team, being best remembered for his numerous saves during the 2-1 win over England's amateurs and his bronze medal in the football tournament of the 1912 Summer Olympics.

During the First World War, he studied medicine. The West Stand at Vitesse's GelreDome was named in his honour in 2016.

List of football stadiums in the Netherlands

The following is a list of football stadiums in the Netherlands, ordered by capacity. Stadiums in bold are First Division pitches at 2018-19 season.

Music venues in the Netherlands

Music venues in the Netherlands are a vivid part of the social cultural environment of the country.

In every big city there are concert halls for popular music, classical music and jazz. The ten biggest dedicated music venues are Ziggo Dome, AFAS Live, Melkweg, Paradiso in Amsterdam, Paard van Troje in The Hague, Tivoli (TivoliVredenburg & Tivoli De Helling) in Utrecht , Patronaat in Haarlem, 013 in Tilburg, Effenaar in Eindhoven and Doornroosje in Nijmegen. Watt in Rotterdam has shut his doors in 2010.

In every middle sized town of city (approx. 100.000 inhabitants) there's a music venue for popular music genres. In the Netherlands about fifty of these music venues receive funding from the government following the advice of Muziek Centrum Nederland. Other venues are independent or subsidiarised by the cities themselves or are local social centres, community centres and cultural centres with a stage facilitating music performances.

Furthermore, there is a number of multifunctional venues (like Ahoy in Rotterdam, Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam, Doelen in Rotterdam or Oosterpoort in Groningen) which frequently host musical acts. Furthermore, a number of sportstadiums feature on the megaconcert circuit, foremost Amsterdam Arena, De Kuip in Rotterdam and Gelredome in Arnhem.


Qlimax is an annual hardstyle and hard dance event in the Netherlands. It is a major attraction held by Q-dance, and considered to be one of the leading hardstyle events, attracting nearly 30,000 people annually. It contains some of the most sophisticated production and setup, as well as sound system for any Q-dance event.

SBV Vitesse

SBV Vitesse (Stichting Betaald Voetbal Vitesse), widely known as Vitesse Arnhem, or simply as Vitesse (Dutch pronunciation: [viˈtɛsə]), is a Dutch professional football club based in Arnhem (Gelderland). Established on 14 May 1892, Vitesse is the oldest professional football club in the Eredivisie. The club has enjoyed some success in the competition, has featured in the UEFA Cup competition and became the first Dutch football club to be owned by a foreigner when it was taken over by Georgian businessman Merab Zjordania in 2010. Since 1998, the club has played its home games at the GelreDome. Their best result in the Eredivisie was third place in 1997–98. The club won the KNVB Cup in 2016–17.

Throughout the years, Vitesse established itself as a stepping stone for future world class players like Willem Hesselink, Just Göbel, Roy Makaay, Pierre van Hooijdonk, Mahamadou Diarra, Philip Cocu, Nikos Machlas, Sander Westerveld, Raimond van der Gouw, Wilfried Bony, Martin Ødegaard and Nemanja Matić.

Symphonica in Rosso

Symphonica in Rosso is a cd and dvd of the Dutch singer Marco Borsato. It was recorded during his Symphonica in Rosso concerts in 2006, in the GelreDome in Arnhem. He has sold over 160,000 DVDs and 70,000 albums.

Tina Live

Tina Live is a live album/DVD by Tina Turner, released on September 28, 2009 in Europe and October 13, 2009 in the United States. The tracks were recorded at the GelreDome in Arnhem, Netherlands on March 21, 2009, during Turner's hugely successful 50th Anniversary Tour.

Tiësto in Concert

Tiësto in Concert is a DVD and Blu-ray of Tiësto's concert on May 10, 2003, at the Gelredome in Arnhem, Gelderland, Netherlands, when he performed before an audience of over 25,000 people,the concert was divided into parties with live performances of groups, bands and artists representaror to a country which, in turn representing a continent in the following order: In the presentasion Tiesto intro followed by live performance by singer Andain presented to Britain, Europe, a group of carnival Sanba presented to Brazil, South America, the singer's live performance and band Dinand Woesthoff Star Spangled Banner presented to the United States of America, North America, the Chinese group I play the theme Tiësto in Concert Asia presented to China, Asia after the live performance by singer Jan Johnston, after the live performance of Omar Ka & Fula Band presented to Africa in general, and finally the live performance of Jerry de Jonge & Beijerink Presented to Australia, Oceania.

Tiësto in Concert 2

Tiësto in Concert 2 is a DVD of Tiësto's performance on October 29/30, 2004 in Arnhem's GelreDome.

The theme of the 2004 show is "Magik", a word which has become somewhat a trademark for the 3-time-in-a-row winner of DJ Mag's Top 100 list. All sorts of "Magik" were incorporated into the shows, complementing Tiësto's sounds with visual entertainment. Also several guest performers showcased their talents by performing with and alongside Tiësto during the night, such as Matt Hales from Aqualung and violin player DJ Mason, Micha Klein, the Bulgarian Children of Orpheus choir and loads of fireworks.

What You Get Is What You See

"What You Get Is What You See" is a song by recording artist Tina Turner from her album Break Every Rule (1986). The song was written by the Terry Britten and Graham Lyle team and was notably different from the three previous singles that they had written for Turner, "What's Love Got to Do with It", "We Don't Need Another Hero" and "Two People", as it was an up-tempo country-tinged rock track featuring Eric Clapton on guitars. Tina Turner said in an interview that "What You Get Is What You See" is her favorite song from the album.

The 12" single included three versions of the song, the Extended Dance Mix, the Extended Rock Mix and a live version recorded in London in November 1986. A different live recording of the song was later used as the opening track on Turner's 1988 album Tina Live in Europe. She also included it in her 2009 live album Tina Live. It was recorded during Turner's hugely successful 50th Anniversary Tour. The track is from the March 21, 2009 live show at the GelreDome in Arnhem, Netherlands.The music video for the song was directed by Peter Care.What You Get Is What You See on IMDb

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