Dictionary of Dutchness


ADO (Alles Door Oefening or everything through practice) is the main football club in The Hague. ADO has never matched the successes of the other big city clubs Ajax (Amsterdam) and Feyenoord (Rotterdam) although it did win the national title in 1942 and 1943, as well as the league cup in 1968 and 1975. A year later the club made it through to the quarter finals of the European Cup Winners Cup. In 2008 the club was bailed out of financial difficulties by the local city council and opened its new 15,000-seat stadium. In 2014, the club was taken over by Hui Wang, who owns United Vansen International Sports, and who promised to invest a considerable amount of money into the club. It has not been a smooth ride for Hui Wang so far.

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