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Retaining walls improve De Kuip’s accessibility

For football fans, it’s perhaps the most attractive stadium in the Netherlands: De Kuip in Rotterdam. Or the stadium of professional football club, Feyenoord. To improve the stadium’s accessibility for cyclists and pedestrians, the Municipality of Rotterdam constructed a cycle and footpath ramp, which was realised using Bosch Beton L retaining walls.


The delivery and placement of our L retaining walls formed part of the redevelopment of the public space around Stadion Feijenoord, popularly known as De Kuip. As well as football matches, concerts are also regularly held at De Kuip. So it’s handy if the stadium and the car parking are easily accessible, and not only for visitors arriving by car, but also for those arriving at the stadium by bike or on foot. Retaining walls were used to improve accessibility, creating a ramp for cyclists and pedestrians.

For the De Kuip project in Rotterdam the Municipality of Rotterdam placed around 250 metres of L retaining walls, varying in height. The special retaining wall clamp ensured that the placement ran smoothly.

Retaining walls in sport

Bosch Beton retaining walls are often used on sports projects, including at PEC Zwolle stadium. Here, retaining walls were used to elevate the artificial turf pitch by 50 cm, bringing PEC Zwolle spectators at the MAC³PARK stadium closer to the pitch. In Dieren the ageing Dieren sports complex was modernised and L retaining walls serve as both terrain fencing and a windbreak. And retaining walls were even used to construct a multi-functional sports complex.

Further information

If you would like to know more about this project or our customised retaining wall solutions for Sport & Leisure or Soil & Garden, please feel free to contact our consultants.