Dennis v/d Heijden sold to Almere City

ADO Den Haag said goodbye to Dennis van der Heijden. The 20-year-old attacker has been taken on by Almere City and signs for one season with an option for another year.

Van der Heijden’s first goal in the friendly against S.J.C. Noordwijk

Van der Heijden made his name in the Netherlands by a legendary appearance in 2016 against Excelsior. The striker scored two goals almost immediately after his debut as a substitute, which won the game for ADO against the Rotterdammers. It earned him a contract at ADO Den Haag and a place in the squad of the Dutch youth squad. Last season, Van der Heijden played on loan at FC Volendam. He played a total to 25 times in the first team in which he scored twice.

Everyone at ADO Den Haag wish Dennis much success in his future.

ADO sign new keeper

ADO Den Haag have managed to attract another keeper to their squad on the closing day of the transfer period. Indy Groothuizen (21) is from Ajax and signs a contract for two years in The Hague.

Photo courtesy of ADO Den Haag

In 2008, Groothuizen joined Ajax youth academy. After playing in several teams, he was added a number of times to the squad of Young Ajax in the Jupiler League during the 2014/2015 season. On December 8th, 2014, Groothuizen made his debut in professional football as a substitute against RKC Waalwijk. That season, the Alkmaarder made four more appearances. A year later, the goalkeeper played ten times in goal. Last season, Groothuizen was loaned out to Denmark side Nordsjælland. In the highest division in Danish football, he played twelve matches. Groothuizen has also played 16 times for Holland at various youth levels.

“In addition to Robert Zwinkels and Tim Coremans we would like to add another keeper to the squad,” says Manager Jeffrey van As. “In addition, we caught sight of Indy, a talented young man with a lot of potential. He is not an international for nothing, and in the Danish league he has been outstanding in the last season. So including the youth side we have five good keepers, just as we wanted.”

ADO ladies win final pre-season friendly

On Wednesday night, ADO ladies played their final pre-season friendly against Ter Leede VR1, winning the game 0-3.

ADO were two goal by half-time. The first coming in the thirteenth minute, thanks to Suzanne Admiraal. The second goal came in the forty first minute when Nance van der Meer scored, both goals created by Romy Speelman.

ADO’s third goal came in the eighty second minute of the second half, scored by Carmen Simonis after being played in by van der Meer.

ADO’s starting eleven: Lorsheyd, Mesker, Noordam, Tieleman, Simonis, van der Meer, van Erk, Kuilenburg, Speelman, Admiraal,Delleman.

The new season for real starts next week on Friday night. Be there and support the ADO ladies this coming season.

Chovanie Amatkarijo on season long loan to RKC

Chovanie Amatkarijo (18), the reserve team’s attacker, is being loaned out to RKC Waalwijk for the rest of this season, playing in the Jupiler League. At ADO Den Haag, Amatkarijo has a contract for another two seasons.

Last summer, Amatkarijo signed his first professional contract at ADO after making a good impression in his preparation for the first team. He did not make it as a regular in the main first team squad, but did make his official debut. That happened on January 29th during the 3-0 defeat at Ajax.

The club wish Chovanie good luck at Waalwijk and will be happy to see him back in The Hague next summer!

ADO sign Erik Falkenburg

ADO Den Haag has strengthened its squad with the addition of Erik Falkenburg. The 29-year-old Leidenaar signed a contract for two seasons in The Hague. He will wear shirt number 30.

Photo courtesy of ADO Den Haag

Falkenburg played for the previous two seasons at Willem II. Prior to that he appeared for NAC Breda, Go Ahead Eagles, NEC Nijmegen, AZ Alkmaar and Sparta Rotterdam. In Rotterdam he played his first matches as a professional player in early 2008. In total, Falkenburg, who has played as a midfielder and a forward, played 239 games in the Eredivisie in which he scored 55 times.

Jeffrey van As, Football Manager at ADO Den Haag, is pleased with the arrival of Falkenburg. “Erik has been on our list for some time now, he is a multi-functional player that can be used in the midfield as well as up front, and Erik can make goals. In short, a good addition to our club.”

Falkenburg will meet for the first time tomorrow (Thursday) with the squad of ADO.

P. Looije Verpakkingen new sponsor ADO Women

From the 2017-2018 season, P. Looije Verpakkingen will, for the next  three seasons sponsor  ADO Den Haag ladies. The sponsorship applies to both the first team and junior team. The core values of the company and the two teams fit perfectly together: flexibility, reliability, teamwork and result orientated.

P. Looije Packaging is an in-house logistics specialist who fully takes care of the processing of fruit and vegetables for importers and exporters. With specialist knowledge about sorting, repackaging, packaging and labeling, it supports companies from the fruit and vegetable sector with bulk quantity processing to consumer-friendly units. The company makes extensive use of skilled temporary workers with an excellent AGF experience.

When Piet Looije (owner P. Looije Verpakkingen) got the opportunity to sponsor the women’s team through ADO Den Haag, he had no doubts about his decision! Even before women’s football was embraced last summer by the rest of the Netherlands, Piet saw the opportunity and value of the sport already.

Piet Looije: “I really like to do this. The players of ADO ladies deserve all their support in their attempts to succeed as a professional football team. They train hard at their sport at a professional level in addition to their studies or work, and I would like to contribute to that. I think everybody has been able to see how beautiful women’s football can be in the last month.”

In addition to exposure, the sponsor also has the opportunity to invite friends to the home games of the ADO ladies in the Sky Lounge and to attend Un Momento d’ADO in the Cars Jeans Stadium.

Richard de Lange, Commercial Manager of ADO ladies was obviously in a good mood with the new sponsor: “It is a great Westlands company that closely fits the values of ADO ladies: Hardworking, passionate and leading in the region. We are confident that we will be able to provide the perfect partnership for the next three years.”

Albert Heijn and ADO put on fun weekend in Zuiderpark

Come to the AH Sport Festival and experience the funniest, most fun and active festival in the Netherlands!

ADO Den Haag has been working together with Albert Heijn for a number of years, both socially and commercially. Also for the Albert Heijn Sports Festival, both parties have been working hard together as one joint force.

Albert Heijn organizes the AH Sportfestijn in the Zuiderpark, The Hague on the 9th and 10th of September together with NOC * NSF. The purpose of this is to make a more active lifestyle accessible to everyone, by reducing the threshold to sport and movement.

During the AH Sport Festival you will experience a casual day of good sports and good food in the Zuiderpark with your family. Try out more than 50 different sports, join the funniest activities and workshops and be inspired by the masters in the field of sports and in the kitchen. In short; Experience ta greatest fun and health festival in the Netherlands and find the sport that suits you.

ADO Den Haag at the Sportfestijn

All visitors to the Sportfestijn receive a 2nd ticket free of charge for the Lex Schoenmaker Family Tribune for the game ADO Den Haag v Sparta on Saturday 23rd September.

On Sunday 10th September there is also an official ADO Den Haag stand with nice football activities where you can also win a nice ADO Den Haag prize!

For more information, visit https://ahsportactie.nl/ahsportfestijn and buy your family tickets on time.

ADO Stadium name change underway

There will soon be a new name on the skyline of The Hague. The former main sponsor of ADO Den Haag, Kyocera once illuminated the night as you approached our great city. Now work has started on removing the former stadium name that will soon see it replaced by the new sponsor’s name; Cars Jeans.

Photo courtesy of and with thanks to Paul Teunissen.