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Top Stag Do Destinations for European Football


Fancy a European Football escape to some of Europe’s top stag do destinations? We thought you might. We have compiled the following list of european destinations that will compel you and your lads to book mid-week excursions to enjoy unmissable football and unforgettable cities.

Amsterdam - AFC Ajax


The home of AFC Ajax—Holland’s most successful football club, is the Johan Cruijff ArenA (formerly Amsterdam ArenA—renamed in memory of the Dutch footballing legend). Here, you and your fellow stags can drink in a Champions League night with one of the most raucous crowds in Europe.
That being it said, isn’t only the football that explains why Amsterdam is one of Europe’s most popular Stag do locations! This vibrant city affords a whole host of exciting opportunities for you and your mates to avail of during your stag break. From touring the world renowned Heineken Brewery and the city’s beautiful canals—to taking detours into some of the hundreds of coffeeshops and through the notorious Red Light District. Whatever taste or pace you wish your Stag do to be, Amsterdam caters to all!

Barcelona - FC Barcelona


As well as being one of Europe’s top stag do destinations, Barcelona also boasts the largest stadium in Europe—the Nou Camp. A Champions League night at the Nou Camp is an unrivalled experience no matter who Barcelona’s opposition happen to be, as you and your friends will see the best players in the world (Messi, Suarez, Iniesta) in a historical and utterly breathtaking stadium.
Not only this, but your mid-week break in Barcelona can be occupied with other exuberant activities due to the amazing average temperatures throughout the year! Take to the warm Mediterranean Sea with amazing BBQ Cruises and Watersports—not to mention the sea side waterparks! To top it all off, Catalunya also boasts impressive nightlife venues, both in land and at the sea side—reaffirming that a European football break to Barcelona will be money well spent!

Munich - FC Bayern Munich


The technicolored Allianz Arena is a spectacle fitting of a European football night! This modern stadium in Munich changes colour and stands out like a beacon as the home of Germany’s most successful and famous football club, Bayern Munich. Watch as these world-class superstars dazzle you with an exciting brand of football—after which you can take to the streets of Munich to sample the city’s nightlife.
Prior to the game however, you could take a Beerhall tour to sample some world renowned German Beer. Or perhaps, if you are thrill seekers—you and your mates could travel to Bayern Munich’s former stadium, the Olympiastadion—where you can conduct a harnessed Roof Walk & Abseil from this iconic stadium! Munch always will provide you with experiences that aren’t something you do everyday!

Paris - PSG


Paris Saint Germain perform at the Parc des Princes, a stunning stadium located in the southwest of the city. As well as being a focal point of attractive football, the city of Paris also has a number of attractive activities that may be of interest to you. Firstly, you can take a trip to DisneyLand—choosing to either take a trip down memory lane through some of your favourite childhood movies, or having an adrenaline rush on scary rollercoasters! If those of the adrenaline-pumping persuasion were more to your liking, opportunities for indoor Skydiving are available in the city of Paris! You will be suspended inside a wind tunnel in order to simulate a skydive—minus the dizzying heights. Finally, Paris is renowned for its stellar nightlife and Champagne cruises, so no matter what activities you decide to pack around your PSG Champions League match, you’ll definitely return home satisfied.

Rome - AS Roma


AS Roma are a top Italian outfit that play their home matches at the Stadio Olimpico—Italy’s national stadium and largest in the country. European nights in this famous 72,000 seater would surely be auspicious, regardless of Roma’s opposition. What’s more, Rome is a city steeped in history, affording you and your mates to go and see the Roman Colosseum—the home of ancient gladiatorial combat. Granted, those hoping to see gladiatorial combat may have missed the boat by 1600 years—but do not fret, as there are opportunities for stags to become gladiators in their own right! Rome offers Gladiator Schools, which train participants in the arts of mortal combat—a course not many can brag to have taken! Last but not least, is the nightlife—as Rome boasts a number of exquisite bars that are historical in their own right, and trendy nightclubs that always attract big crowds. Rome is an ideal spot for a Champions League stag do, but you already knew that.

Image Credits: Amsterdam Innovation Arena | The Stadium Guide | ESPN

So there you have it! These are just some of the top destinations to watch European Football on your stag do—as we at HenorStag wanted to not only highlight the prestige and awesome nature of the football, but the same qualities present in the activities, dining and nightlife in these fantastic cities.

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