Jaap Edenhal

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Jaap Edenhal (sometimes anglicised Jaap Eden Hall) is a 4,500-capacity indoor ice rink located adjacent to Jaap Eden baan in Amsterdam, Netherlands. It is named after Dutch speed skater Jaap Eden. The Amsterdam G's are its primary tenant. The facility opened in 1973 and has also been used as a concert venue.

The Jaap Edenhal was created by rebuilding the hockey rink next to the track.[1] In addition to being the home rink of the Amsterdam G's professional club and of the Amstel Tijgers amateurs, the Jaap Edenhal was used for the national ice-skating championships in 1974.[2] It has also hosted fleamarkets, exhibitions,[3] a Saturday night disco skate popular with teenagers,[4] the Amsterdam Skate Festival (including roller-disco)[5] and in particular concerts. Artists that have performed at the venue include ABBA, Marvin Gaye,[6] Bob Marley,[7] Rod Stewart, Siouxsie and the Banshees,[8] John Denver,[9] Iron Maiden,[10] Olivia Newton-John, Dio, Run–D.M.C. (their first appearance in the Netherlands)[11] and The Police.[12] In 1986 it was listed by Billboard as one of the major concert venues in the country.[13]


  1. ^ "Jaap Eden Icerink & Edenhal Icerink". Amsterdamse Schaats Club Jaap Eden. Retrieved 2 April 2013.
  2. ^ "Jaap Edenbaan viert 50-jarig jubileum" (in Dutch). RTV N-H. 9 December 2011. Retrieved 5 May 2013.
  3. ^ Ulli Fischer (7 November 2005). "Typisch Amsterdams - Jaap Edenbaan: IJspret voor generaties Amsterdammers" (in Dutch). Amsterdam.nl. Retrieved 6 May 2013.
  4. ^ Emma Boelhouwer (11 January 2010). "Buurt heeft overlast van discoschaatsen". Het Parool (in Dutch). Retrieved 6 May 2013.
  5. ^ "Spectaculair skate festival komend weekend in Amsterdam" (in Dutch). opreisgids.nl. 9 August 2004. Retrieved 6 May 2013.
  6. ^ "Radio 6 en Cultura herdenken Marvin Gaye". Het Parool (in Dutch). 1 April 2009. Retrieved 6 May 2013.
  7. ^ Roger Steffens and Leroy Jodie Pierson (2005). Bob Marley and the Wailers: The Definitive Discography. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Rounder. p. 109. ISBN 9781579401207.
  8. ^ http://www.godsandalcoves.com/bands/siouxsie-and-the-banshees/gigs/item/1986-4-23/amsterdam-jaap-edenhal/6603/
  9. ^ "Eer". Elsevier (in Dutch). 35. 1979. p. 175.
  10. ^ "Congratulations on 1130 Killer shows (and Wollongong) from 1980 to 2008 and beyond". Billboard. 17 May 2008. p. 17.
  11. ^ "Run DMC dj Jam Master Jay vermoord in New York: 'Hij was de motor achter Run DMC'" (in Dutch). 3VOOR12. 31 October 2002. Retrieved 6 May 2013.
  12. ^ "Jaap Edenhal Amsterdam Concert Setlists". setlist.fm. Retrieved 4 April 2013.
  13. ^ "On the Road in Europe". Billboard. 26 April 1986. p. O17 (39).

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