Spectators can encourage the participants of 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 course where supporters can cheer on their runners. The underground railway or the parking locations indicated can be used to access the event.
In the Olympic Stadium you can take a seat in the (covered) stands both the start of the marathon and during the finish off all distances.
> Nearest metro: Amstelveenseweg or Zuid (then follow the pedestrian route to the stadium)
Participants of the full marathon pass the Vondelpark twice. During the first round, they will have completed just 2K and by the second, they will be at 40K. So it’s an ideal spot for cheering them on and giving them a boost towards the finish line.
> Nearest metro: Vijzelgracht
The Stadhouderskade is also a great place to cheer the runners on. From here, the participants of the marathon run right through the Rijksmuseum, at 4K. It’s a stunning sight! On the way back, they will already have covered 38K and may need a little support.
> Nearest metro: Vijzelgracht and de Pijp
The participants of 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.
> Nearest metro: Zuid
> Nearest car park: Mahler
The sharpest turn in the course is located at the end of the President Kennedylaan. At 13K, the runners will set eyes on the RAI and make a u-turn so you’ll see them twice.
> Nearest metro: Europaplein and RAI
> Nearest car park: RAI
From 14K, 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 are on their way back. At 16K, you will find a First Aid point and one of the Mini Marathons will be held here too, just before the arrival of the first marathon runners.
> Nearest metro: RAI
> Nearest 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 sit and 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).
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 to encourage the runners.
> Nearest metro: Overamstel and van der Madeweg
This is the start of the hardest part 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 32K point, where the videos will be shown on a big screen.
> Nearest metro: Amstel
Just a bit further along, at the 33K point, a second Mini Marathon will take place on the Galileïplantsoen. There will also be a First Aid point here and musical entertainment.
> Nearest 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 37K point. Applaud the runners as they run up and over the Torontobrug, towards the Vondelpark.
> Nearest metro: Weesperplein