Amsterdam was host to the 1928 Olympics. Although that was quite a while back, some interesting monuments still remain from that period. The most important relic remains the Olympic Stadium itself. Architect Jan Wils designed it especially for the occasion. It was the place where AFC Ajax played the home matches for the European Cup because entertaining a large audience was possible here. Many historic soccer matches have been played here. The stadium is now in its original condition and is used both as a business center and National Athletic Stadium.