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    Best place to watch the Euros 2012 / Netherlands soccer games?

    Hi all,

    I've been to Aruba a few times and am just looking for an exciting soccer/sports bar in Oranjestad where I could go watch some matches with the locals.

    The 2012 Euro Competition starts this week and I will be down on the island for it. I remember being in Aruba for the World Cup in 2006 and seeing all kinds of Netherlands supporters everywhere (naturally), and I'd like to actually go check out a game or two at some local haunts if possible.

    Anyone have any recommendations for places that they know would have a decent crowd? Thanks!

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    i would suggest
    Moombas
    Champions @ marriott ocean club
    Cafe Capri
    Cafe @ renaissance Mktplace
    Paddock across from the Crystal Casino

    Quote Originally Posted by Liam View Post
    Hi all,

    I've been to Aruba a few times and am just looking for an exciting soccer/sports bar in Oranjestad where I could go watch some matches with the locals.

    The 2012 Euro Competition starts this week and I will be down on the island for it. I remember being in Aruba for the World Cup in 2006 and seeing all kinds of Netherlands supporters everywhere (naturally), and I'd like to actually go check out a game or two at some local haunts if possible.

    Anyone have any recommendations for places that they know would have a decent crowd? Thanks!

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    Consider Cafe Rembrandt

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    Champions has UEFA EURO2012 Poland-Ukraine on Friday.

    JC'Sport Bar & Grill is a new place.
    https://www.facebook.com/JcSportBarGrill/info

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    Cafe the plaza .... Be sure you have a orange shirt on.

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    Moombas during the World Cup was great.. Soccer on a big screen, cold Balashi (or Heineiken), and you're on the beach in Aruba...doesn't get much better than that.

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    Thanks for all the replies!

    We're staying up in Palm Beach so that's an option too, but I figured I might get less of a tourist-y experience if we went to Oranjestad for a few matches. Maybe I'm wrong about that though?

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    I would go to Barney's or Bingo's - both will be decorated in orange and alot of locals will be there cheering on the home team. Flyers attached below.
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    ~Amy~ - 35th trip to Aruba: New Years Eve 2017/2018 -- Zihuatanejo, MX: March 2018 -- Ireland: June/July 2018 -- 36th trip to Aruba: Sept. 2018




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    Almost forgot about The Old Dutch and Cafe 080 - both fun, local bars.
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    For a big Dutch crowd the best bets are:Cafe 080 with Jaap and his crew,Upstairs bar with Bas and his followers,Franz at Bingo also gets a huge crowd. Have fun watching..... Rusty

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