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Travel advice - Nijmegen

Posted on 24 November 2008  - 12:00

Information for fans travelling to Nijmegen, Holland for our UEFA Group Match on Thursday, November 27.

Travel advice - Nijmegen

Information for fans travelling to Nijmegen, Holland for our UEFA Group Match on Thursday, November 27.

Fans purchasing tickets are advised that following a request from Nijmegen, all tickets allocated by Tottenham Hotspur will have the name of the person the ticket is allocated to written on it.

We are fully aware that the Italian Police requested this at the last match and did not follow up their procedures. However, we have been assured tickets will be checked at Nijmegen as this is a policy they themselves adhere to when travelling away.

Therefore, strict ticket checks will be in place and fans will need to supply identification proving who they are and that the name on the ticket corresponds.

Dutch Police will be on hand to assist Stewards from both Clubs during these checks.

If Tottenham fans are found in home areas, they will be removed and not relocated with the visiting fans.

The stadium will open one hour before kick-off (7pm local time, 6pm UK) and you will be met by THFC Travel Stewards who are there to assist the Nijmegen staff on the day.

The away section is entered via turnstiles 7B, where there are adequate catering and welfare facilities available. Searching will take place prior to the turnstiles, of which there are only two - please be patient whilst waiting to enter the ground.

As per usual, large flags and banners will be checked for appropriate wording and prohibited items include bottles, weapons, alcohol and flares.

Please be aware that you may be held back for up to 20 minutes and announcements will be made in English on the night.

Please do not travel if you are not in possession of a ticket, the match has sold out and entry cannot be gained.

With regards to Nijmegen Town Centre, there are numerous bars, cafes and shops for fans to enjoy. The Stadium is approximately 30 minutes walk away from the centre of Town and whilst there are buses, they are limited in numbers.

For those people not on the official travel, buses have been arranged to take fans to the Stadium from the Railway Station at approximately 5pm - time to be confirmed.

The buses will remain at the Stadium for the duration of the game and will take the fans back to the Railway Station afterwards.

The British Consulate in Amsterdam has offered the following number should you need to contact them in an emergency, such as lost passports or money.

Those numbers are...
020-6764343 - Consular Section - ext: 2228 or 2229
Out of hours: 0031-6-21895072.

They have advised us that it is essential that fans carry with them some form of ID at all times whilst in the country. A photocopy of your passport will be quite sufficient if you do not have the original document with you.

Finally, please remember if you are travelling on the official coaches, you may not carry alcohol either to or from Holland and therefore should not make such purchases via Duty Free.

May we please remind you that anyone travelling to our UEFA Cup matches is doing so as an Ambassador of the Club. It is vital that respect is shown at all times to our hosts and the local community. Cases of disorder will be dealt with firmly by the local Police in Nijmegen and those situated in Amsterdam.