Markerink has been director of the stadium for more than 25 years, since its construction. The Johan Cruijff ArenA has grown into a place where not only sporting events are held. Musical and other events also made the stadium a multifunctional and worldwide reknowned icon of the city of Amsterdam.
Valued Board Member
As the longest-serving Board member of the Amsterdam Economic Board, Markerink has been committed to a smart, green and healthy future for the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area for many years. He was a highly valued member of the Board. Henk Markerink will retire as ArenA director in September.
Frans Banninck Cocqpenning
Persons who have made an outstanding contribution to Amsterdam over a period of at least twelve years may qualify for the Frans Banninck Cocqpenning . This is awarded to people who have performed exceptionally well for Amsterdam in the fields of sport, science, journalism, art, politics and economics with a national or international reputation.