Former ADO star Sylvia Nooij sadly passed away

Sadly, On Sunday it was announced that former ADO player and trainer passed away on Saturday. The 32 year old suffered a serious epileptic seizure that she did not recover from.

This is a loss that has shocked everyone that new her and her supporters. She was a fighter both on and off the pitch. Strong minded, fair and open to everyone. I had the pleasure to get to know her a little bit more than most of the other players as she was doing her foundation work with young female footballers.

She was part of the team that won the league and cup double in the 2011/2012 season. She had great times at the club and was welcomed back every time. Her commitment to the club and football in general was outstanding.

Off the pitch she was great fun, loud and party going. Everyone warmed to her. So the news of her sudden and untimely passing is hard to swallow. She will be missed by many.

My heartfelt love and best wishes go to her family and friends in this time of sadness. We’ll all miss you Sylvia.. R.I.P. XXXX

ADO win third friendly in a row.

On Saturday evening ADO Den Haag played their third pre-season friendly of the new season, away to Halsteren. The hosts put up a better opposition than in previous two games, even breaking through the ADO defence.

ADO got off to a great start, Roycel James scoring an own goal in the tenth minute. In the twenty ninth minute ADO doubled their lead when Donny Gorter scored from a penalty. ADO kept on the attack and made it 0-3 in the thirty third minute thanks to a free-kick by Sheraldo Becker. In the final minute of the half, ADO conceded their first goal of the pre-season campaign, Thomas van der Spek converting a penalty.

The second half was basically a non event. All the action coming in the ninetieth minute. Thomas Meißner scoring to make it 1-4. Yet Halsteren still managed to grab their second goal in the dying seconds thanks to Abdoe Abdendi to make the final score 2-4.

Photos courtesy of and thanks to Marc at


ADO to play friendly in Beijing

From the 26th to the 30th of July,  ADO Den Haag will make a trip to China. The team will also finish the trip with a friendly match on July 29th, Beijing Enterprises will be the opponent.

That club is in the second level of Chinese football. The team is headed by Gao Hongbo, China’s former national coach.

Further details of the program will be announced later.

ADO sign left back Bas Kuipers

Bas Kuipers plays for the next two seasons at ADO Den Haag. The 22-year-old left back will join free of charge from Excelsior.

At Excelsior, Kuipers played seventy six Eredivisie games in three seasons. In the first season he was loaned by Ajax. In Amsterdam, Kuipers joined the youth training and spent one year playing for Young Ajax in the Jupiler League. The Amsterdammer was also a Dutch youth international. He played three times for Young Oranje. He did that during the famous international youth tournament in Toulon. There Kuipers played with Danny Bakker.

Bas Kuipers: “After three years at Excelsior, I found it time to go one step higher, and that’s ADO Den Haag. A great club. It’s nice to get back with Fons Groenendijk. I played for him at Excelsior. I would like to fight for the left back position, but I can also act as an attacking left-wing back. ADO finished well last season. I hope to help to keep that series continue.”

Manager of Football Affairs Jeffrey van As: “With Bas, we have a player who has proven to be a good player in the Eredivisie in recent years. He already has a lot of experience, despite his age. Bas had an excellent learning base at Ajax going through the entire youth training system. Bas is a left back, which gives us extra possibilities in the back. Fons Groenendijk the trainer also knows that, so we know Bas well.

ADO ladies fixtures announced

The KNVB has announced the play schedule for the new season. The competition starts on Friday 1st September. For ADO ladies this is the first free play week. The first home game will be played on Friday 8th September against PEC Zwolle. Followed by a match against Ajax on Friday 22nd September. All the matches of ADO ladies are played on a Friday night with a start time.

The Eredivisie Women’s league welcomes a new participating ninth club, Excelsior Barendrecht from Rotterdam for this coming season. In addition to  Achilles’29, ADO ladies, Ajax,  Alkmaar, Sc Heerenveen, PEC Zwolle, PSV and FC Twente.

From the 16th March 2018 to 25th May 2018, ten play-off rounds will be played divided between an A and B poules. Teams who finish first to fifth in poule A and Sixth to ninth in poule B.


Fri 08th Sep – ADO v PEC Zwolle – 19:30

Fri 22nd Sep – Ajax v ADO – 19:30

Fri 29th Sep – ADO v Excelsior Barendrecht – 19:30

Fri 13th Oct – ADO v sc Heerenveen – 19:30

Fri 27th Oct – ADO v PSV – 19:30

Fri 03 Nov – Achilles’29 v ADO – 19:30

Fri 10th Nov – ADO v FC Twente – 19:30

Fri 17th Nov – Alkmaar v ADO – 19:30

Fri 08th Dec – PEC Zwolle v ADO – 19:30

Fri 15th Dec – ADO v Ajax – 19:30

Fri 22nd Dec – Excelsior Barendrecht v ADO – 19:30


Fri 02nd Feb – ADO v sc Heerenveen – 19:30

Tue 06th Feb – PSV v ADO – 19:30

Fri 09th Feb – ADO v Achilles’29 – 19:30

Fri 16th – FC Twente v ADO – 19:30

Fri 23rd Feb – ADO v Alkmaar – 19:30

Ticket news for ADO’s two friendlies in the stadium

ADO Den Haag play their final two friendly pre-season matches this month.

On Tuesday 18th July against MVV Maastricht kick-off at 19.30 and again on Saturday  22nd July against De Graafschap kick-off at 14.30. For both matches, supporters can purchase tickets for the Haaglandentribune.  

Tickets for these matches are easy to order at

Season ticket holders have free entry for this match.

Club cardholders pay € 2.50.

Fans without a season ticket or club card can buy their tickets at the stadium box or order via e-ticketing for € 5,00.

Get a 2nd ticket free for ADO v FC Utrecht!

On Friday 11th August, ADO Den Haag will open the new Eredivisie season with a home game against FC Utrecht, kick-off 19.00. And to start the season well for the supporters, the club are offering all Season ticket holders and Club Cardholders a second ticket for the game FREE!!

This means that Season ticket holders and Club Card Holders can pick up / order a free extra ticket. Club Card Holders get their 2nd ticket free of charge when ordering a ticket!

Club Cardholders click here

Season Club Card Holders click here

No Season ticket?

A Season ticket offers many advantages over buying individual match day tickets. These advantages include there is a great saving on match day prices when you pay for the 17 games in advance. Also you’ll be guaranteed tickets for all the big games.

Adults from €150.00. That is only €8,82 per game
Young people from. €120.00 That is only €7,06 per game
Children from €67,50. That is only €3,98 per game.


Tickets for all ADO Den Haag home games are now on sale from today. Get a Season ticket or club card from the stadium and get the advantages of special offers.

Henrik-Jan Rinner new financial director ADO Den Haag

Henrik-Jan Rinner is the new Financial Director of ADO Den Haag. The 48-year-old Advocate immediately commits himself to the Hague club as successor to Peter Ooijendijk, who held the position on an interim basis for over a year.

Rinner is from Stage Entertainment, where he worked for several years in various executive positions of the company’s operating companies. For more than 10 years, Rinner has played a prominent role in the development of Holiday On Ice, initially in the position of CFO and from 2013 as CEO. Rinner, in charge of four new Holiday On Ice productions, was also the inspiring force behind Ice Age on Ice. Following the acquisition of Holiday On Ice by the new owner CTS Eventim in the summer of 2016, he has now decided to face a new professional challenge. He has found that challenge at ADO, where he will join up with Director General Mattijs Manders.

Rinner is new in professional football, but well known in the Hague for his work in amateur football. Since early 2017 he is treasurer of VV Wilhelmus in Voorburg. Rinner sought and found a challenge at ADO. “ADO Den Haag is a beautiful historical club and the role of Financial Director at a BVO is a great sequel to my live entertainment experiences.”