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Netherlands vs England


In June 2022, the England cricket team will travel to the Netherlands to take on the hosts in three One Day Internationals. Postponed from May 2021, the series is part of the inaugural ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League, which acts as a qualifying event for the 2023 tournament in India.

Black Opal will be there with our clients to see all the action in beautiful Amsterdam. You can choose a four-day break, taking in the first two ODIs, or stay for the entire week and see all three games. Gladstone Small and David Gower will be on hand to host throughout, so you’ll have exclusive access to expert insight and warm hospitality from these two England cricketing legends.

Each of the ODIs will take place at VRA Cricket Ground, Amstelveen, a suburb to the south of Amsterdam city centre, and is a rare chance to watch England at such an intimate venue. Of course, Black Opal will arrange your match tickets, transfers to and from the stadium, as well as provide excellently placed seats from which to cheer on the side.

Guests will stay at the chic W Amsterdam. A contemporary luxury hotel, it couldn’t be more central, being just around the corner from Dam Square and the Royal Palace. There are plenty of extras scheduled to augment your experience too, including welcome drinks and hosted meals. See our itinerary section for more details.

We’ve also allocated time to explore the city at your leisure, especially for those who are staying for seven nights. Attractions in Amsterdam are diverse and plentiful. The Heineken Experience, canal boat rides, bicycle tours, the Anne Frank House and the Van Gogh Museum, and its famous nightlife to name but a few - there really is something for everyone.

After the cricket, should you want to extend your stay a little longer in one of Europe’s great destinations, our Black Opal travel experts can arrange everything from museum tickets to return flights. As always, our hosted tours are fully flexible and we can tailor them to your requirements. Just ask.

The dates for the Netherlands vs England ODI fixtures are as follows:

1st One-day international – Friday, 17 June, VRA Cricket Ground

2nd One-day international – Sunday, 19 June, VRA Cricket Ground

3rd One-day international – Wednesday, 22 June, VRA Cricket Ground

We are offering both 4-night and 7-night options for this tour combining a luxury Amsterdam city break with the chance to see international cricketing action in style.

All guests fly into Amsterdam*

Arrive and check-in at W Amsterdam, your luxury accommodation in the heart of the city.

Welcome drinks in the hotel’s Rooftop Lounge: meet your fellow travellers and hosts whilst taking in views of the winding canals and distinctive architecture.

Transfer with hosts to the VRA Stadium, Amstelveen, for the 1st One Day International.

Saturday Stumps – a Black Opal hosted lunch followed by a Q&A with Gladstone and David, plus invited special guests. Venue TBC

Transfer with your hosts to the VRA Stadium, Amstelveen, for the 2nd ODI.

Guests on the 4-night tour to depart*

Guests on the 7-day tour are free to spend the day at leisure exploring Amsterdam as you choose. Our travel experts are happy to advise and even book tickets to attractions in advance.

Day at leisure in Amsterdam.

Black Opal hosted dinner in the evening, with Gladstone Small and David Gower. Venue TBC

Transfer with your hosts to the VRA Stadium, Amstelveen, for the 3rd ODI.

7-Night tour guests to depart*


  • Private transfers on arrival and departure
  • Shared stadium transfers on each day of the ODI
  • Saturday Stumps hosted lunch
  • Dinner with hosts on the eve of the 3rd Test
  • 7 nights accommodation at W Amsterdam in a Cozy Exchange King Bed room on Bed & Breakfast basis

Match tickets are not included, however we have the option of ticket only or hospitality to include food and selected drinks.

*International travel under own arrangements or can be added on request

Our hand-picked luxury accommodation

At Black Opal, we know our clients want the very best accommodation to accompany their luxury sports travel experience. That’s why we endeavour to secure the very best accommodation available within convenient proximity to your chosen event. Our recommendations are below, but should you wish to stay elsewhere simply give us a call on 0330 041 4888 or contact us online.