In 1997, VRA became one of just few clubs on the European mainland to have a professional grass square (10 pitches). In the years since it has successfully proven its high level of playing quality. VRA often is the home base for international top level matches, for example:
2013 – The Netherlands vs South Africa: Friendly One Day International (ODI)
2013 – The Netherlands vs Ireland: Two ODI matches for the WC qualification rounds.
2009 – The Netherlands vs Afghanistan: Friendly ODI match.
2006 – The Netherlands vs Sri Lanka: Two ODI matches.
On the first day of play, Sri Lanka broke the world record for the highest one day international total with 443 runs. Jayasuriya (157) and Dilshan (117) laid the foundations for this monster score.
2004 - Videocon Cup: a three-day three-country tournament between Australia, India and Pakistan, drawing tens of thousands of supporters.
Many thousands of spectators from across Europe visit these events to support their sports heroes and international media descend on VRA to report on the match, live and otherwise.
India cricket day The India Day is an event that takes place at VRA on a yearly basis. It is a great day of cricket for Indian employees of companies in and around Amsterdam, organised by "Amsterdam in Business" (the cities in the Amsterdam region). This successful social event draws hundreds of enthusiastic participants and their family and friends every year. Video: India Cricket Day 2010