Spectators

Spectators can support participants at various locations of the TCS Amsterdam Marathon. An outstanding location is ofcourse the Olympic Stadium, where the start and finish take place. In the Olympic Stadium, a coronavirus entry pass via the CoronaCheck-app is mandatory for spectators. Don’t forget to bring a valid ID with you. A coronavirus entry pass is not required for cheering along the course. We do ask spectators to avoid crowded locations. The underground railway or the parking locations indicated can be used to access the event.

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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. Pay attention! A coronavirus entry pass and valid ID are required.

> Closest metro: Amstelveenseweg or 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. Avoid crowds here.

 > 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
13 km-point
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 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. At the 27 km-point you will find the Polar DJ booth, participants and spectators were able to pass on their favourite songs. Avoid crowds here.

> 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!
> Closest metro: Amstel

Just a bit further along, at the 33 km point, a second Mini Marathon will take place on the Galileïplantsoen. There will also be a First Aid point here.
 > 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