Spectators can take part in the TCS Amsterdam Marathon at various locations. The Olympic Stadium is one of the most outstanding locations but there are also various places along the route where supporters can cheer on their runners. The underground railway or the parking locations indicated can be used to access the event.
Start to 13 km and 37 km to finish
In the Olympic Stadium you can take a seat in the (covered) stands for the start of the marathon and for the end of all distances.
> Closest metro: Amstelveensewegor Zuid (then follow the pedestrian route to the stadium)
Participants in the full marathon pass the Vondelpark twice. During the first round, they will have completed just 2 km and by the second, they will be at 40. So it’s an ideal spot for cheering them on and giving them a boost towards the finish line.
> Closest metro: Vijzelgracht
The Stadhouderskade is also a great place to cheer the runners on. From here, the participants in the marathon run right through the Rijksmuseum, at 4 km. It’s a stunning sight! On the way back, they will already have covered 38 km and may need a little support.
> Closest metro: Vijzelgracht and de Pijp
6 to 9 km
The participants in the full marathon run across the Zuidas, which is known for its stunning architecture showcased in the various offices and apartment buildings. The Beethovenstraat also provides a chance to see the runners twice.
> Closest metro: Zuid
> Closest car park: Mahler
The sharpest turn in the course is located at the end of the President Kennedylaan. At 13 km, the runners will set eyes on the RAI and make a u-turn so you’ll see them twice.
> Closest metro: Europaplein and RAI
> Closest car park: RAI
14 to 26 km
From 14 km, the full marathon runners begin the stage that runs along the Amstel. This stage covers around 12 km and by the end of it the runners will have passed the halfway stage and be heading home. At 16 km, you will find a First Aid point and one of the Echo Mini Marathons will be held here too, just before the arrival of the first marathon runners.
> Closest metro: RAI
> Closest car park: P15 and P16 Europaboulevard
At Ouderkerk aan de Amstel the marathon runners make a turn across Brug Oranjebaan. Here, there are several restaurants where you can sita nd relax while waiting for the runners to arrive or once they’ve passed by. There is no metro but there is (paid) parking at Amstelparking (Amstelsijde, 1184 TZ, Amstelveen).
26 to 31 km
After the stage along the Amstel, the runners in the full marathon cover 5 km through Amstel Business Park, where you will find lots of music, entertainment and plenty of other spectators. With the metro stations Overamstel and Van der Madeweg along the course, this is a perfect location for cheering the runners on.
> Closest metro: Overamstel and van der Madeweg
32 to 37 km
This is the start of the hardest leg for many of the runners, where they will really need cheering supporters! This year, you can also record your messages of support for the participants via NN Hardloopsupporter. Want to know whether your video will be shown and how your running champion will respond? Come down to the 32 km point, where the videos will be shown on the big screen.
> Closest metro: Amstel
Just a bit further along, at the 33 km point, a second Echo Mini Marathon will take place on the Galileïplantsoen. There will also be a First Aid point here and musical entertainment.
> Closest metro: Amstel
The Amsterdam marathon course is known to be a quick, flat route. But there’s a sting in the tail, with a short passage under the Wibaustraat at the 37 km point. Applaud the runners as they run up and over the Torontobrug, towards the Vondelpark.
> Closest metro: Weesperplein