At least 100,000 WCup fans expected in Museum Sq.
Amsterdam authorities say they expect at least 100,000 football
fans to flock to Museum Square to watch the Netherlands’ first
World Cup final in 32 years.
The Dutch have never won the World Cup, but reached the final in
1974 and ’78.
Also, a huge screen will be erected at the North Sea Jazz
Festival, which brings top international musicians to Rotterdam for
one of Europe’s largest annual music events. Organizers fear that
the football will siphon off attendance.
Win or lose Sunday’s final, the players will be welcomed home on
Tuesday with a massive parade through Amsterdam’s canals. At least
1.5 million people – twice the city’s resident population – are
expected to attend.