Every second year we - Meet the Germans & German Expats - get numerous questions regarding Public Viewings in the Netherlands during the World Cup or European Championship. The question, which we also read very often, is: "Where can I see the World Cup together with other football fans?".
"Public Viewing" a term used in Germany for the live broadcasting of sporting events, a public screening. This expression became known from the year 2006 during World Cup in Germany. The Dutch say "WK kijken". Due to strict guidelines and laws in the Netherlands, it is very difficult to arrange a real public viewing. It is easier to see the World Cup in a restaurant or bar. So do not be surprised.
Meet the Germans organizes "Public Viewings" for all German national team matches in Utrecht, within walking distance of Utrecht Centraal Station. You are not in Utrecht? Then visit our overview and find your public viewing during the World Cup, European Championship or Nations League:
If you organize a public viewing of World Cup matches (with or without German participation), please register it here for free and without any obligation.