Course TCS 8 km
The TCS 8 km takes participants from the Stadionweg on the first small round of the official marathon course. Along the way you will pass, among other attractions, the Rijksmuseum and Vondelpark! The last part of the course takes you via the Amstelveenseweg to the finish in the Olympic Stadium.
The course leads the participants through Amsterdam’s city centre and passes many highlights, which would also be worth a separate sightseeing tour. Some of the most attractive sights are the:
The finish of the TCS 8 km take place in front of the grandstand in the Olympic Stadium. This splendidly renovated, over 80-year-old stadium will leave a memorable impression at the end of the race. Supporters and other spectators have free access to the grandstand and the bleachers.
The TCS 8 km will lead marathon runners through the heart of the Rijksmuseum, the famous passage which connects Amsterdam city centre with the south of Amsterdam. This promises to be a unique experience for the many thousands of entrants from the Netherlands and other countries. The monumental building contains some of the most world famous works of art by celebrated Dutch masters such as Rembrandt, Van Gogh and Vermeer. The museum, which has recently reopened following a complete renovation, which meanwhile attracted more the half a million visitors from all over the world.
The largest public park in Amsterdam has an entrance at the side of the Leidseplein. The 48-hectare park is full of trees, ponds, paths and playing fields and is dearly loved by every resident of the city. On sunny days, thousands of Amsterdam residents enjoy the park. Everyone can be found there, from sport fanatics to the health conscience to music lovers, occupied in their different ways. The variety of activities makes wandering through the Vondelpark especially fascinating in the autumn. During the TCS 8 km the runners will cross the Vondelpark once.
For more tourist information about Amsterdam, go to www.amsterdamtourist.nl.