The Eredivisie is the top-tier professional soccer league in the Netherlands. Boasting a massive fan base in and outside of Holland, Eredivisie gave the world such powerhouse clubs as Feyenoord, Ajax, and PSV Eindhoven. 

Domestically, Fox Sports Eredivisie airs all the league matches live. It is also available via Ziggo and its streaming sibling ZiggoGo.

NOS broadcasts match highlights via NPO 1 and 3, which can be found via several Dutch streaming providers, including ZiggoGo, KPN iTV Online, and NPO.

Several foreign broadcasters cater to the Eredivisie fans outside of Holland, airing full matches or highlights:

Cord-cutters in the US can turn to Oz, SlingTV, DirecTV NOW, or PlayStation Vue for ESPN’s coverage of Eredivisie without lock-in contracts.

Alternatively, Bet365 is the closest thing to an international streamer of the Eredivisie, although regional blackouts apply if some domestic broadcasting company airs the game. It’s also one of the cheapest options because you only need to make a $10 deposit to unlock free sports live streams.

But as far as comprehensive Eredivisie coverage goes, Fox Sports Eredivisie (or Fox via ZiggoGO) is the best option (if you speak Dutch).

Regional restrictions apply to every single broadcaster of the Eredivisie. Sling TV subscribers can’t stream their games when they are outside the US. Sky Sports users lose access to their premium content the moment they leave the UK. OZ and Bet365 are available in select regions, too. Even if Bet365 streams Eredivisie in your area, you won’t be able to stream the match if some local free or paid TV channel is airing it.

That’s how to broadcast licensing works, and there is very little you can do about it. The good news is “very little” is just enough to dodge the geo-blocking nag. All you need is a reliable VPN to spoof into the country where your streaming service is not blocked.

A Virtual Private Network is a web of servers scattered across the world. When you connect to a VPN server in a particular country, you get an IP address pertinent to that country, and all the sites you visit treat you as a user coming from that country. In layman’s terms, it’s like obtaining digital citizenship in that country.

To stream Eredivisie with the Dutch Fox Sports Eredivisie or ZiggoGO from outside of the Netherlands, just connect to a VPN server in Holland and get a Dutch IP address. Provided you have a valid streaming subscription, you should have no problems watching the matches live as if you were in your home country.

In a similar vein, connect to a US VPN server to stream via Sling TV, or some server in Australia to stream via Bet365 (since there are no official broadcasters of Eredivisie in Australia).

Note: Consider the privacy and security benefits of a VPN. It is not just a tool for bypassing streaming geo-blocks. It’s a security solution in the first place because its data encryption and monitoring evasion architecture make it a go-to tool for any privacy wonk:

  • Your data is encrypted
  • Your Internet Service Provider can’t eavesdrop on you
  • Sites you visit can’t see your real location
  • Hackers can’t intercept or decipher your traffic
  • School and office firewalls can’t block you from accessing any site you want
  • Your ISP can’t throttle your bandwidth when you stream or play online
  • Mass surveillance agencies and copyright trolls can’t identify you

Of course, all these benefits only come in a premium package with a reputable zero-logs provider.

  1. Buy a VPN subscription and install the VPN client on your device.
  2. Launch your VPN and connect to a server in the Netherlands.
  3. Clear your browser’s cache and go to your Fox Sports Eredivisie website.
  4. You can now stream Eredivisie without geo-blocks – from anywhere.

Hope this brief guide helps you get your VPN fix just in time for the finals. Feel free to ask your questions in the section below – I’ll do my best to find a well-researched solution to your streaming woes.

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