Amsterdam Marathon, Half & 8K 2024

20 October 2024
  • Half Marathon
  • Marathon

Enter the Amsterdam Marathon with Marathon Tours & Travel

The TCS Amsterdam Marathon is a World Athletics Platinum Label Road Race which is renowned for being one of the fastest courses in the world. In the ranking of fastest marathon cities, the largest marathon in the Netherlands is in fourth place. Highlights of the course include the start and finish in the Olympic Stadium, the passage through the Rijksmuseum and along the Heineken Experience, stretches along the Amstel and through the Vondelpark. The half marathon & 8K will take place on the same day, also finishing in the Olympic Stadium. Marathon Tours & Travel can offer you guaranteed entry in addition to our packages.

Amsterdam has so much to offer; museums, canals, cobbled streets and pretty quaint cafes to wine and dine. Getting round is easy, on foot, bicycle, train, bus or tram and is one of the safest cities in Europe!

Marathon Tours & Travel Amsterdam Marathon packages include a conveniently located 4* hotel (new for 2024) with breakfast for 3 nights or more. We also offer entry into all distances plus various opportunities to meet with fellow runners. Amsterdam South train station is only 5 minutes’ walk from the hotel, from which you can access Schiphol Airport by direct train in 6 minutes. Perfectly positioned for race day the marathon runners pass our hotel in the 7km/8km area, 21km and 8km runners can easily be seen at various points close by and the race start/finish area is within easy walking distance. We invite you to take part in warm up runs, pre-race pasta dinner and celebrations and the Marathon Tours & Travel team will be on hand for guidance and support to make your trip a success.

Travelling from afar? Run two races in one trip with us. Royal Parks Half is the weekend before Amsterdam Marathon.

The Amsterdam Marathon is an AbbottWMM Marathon Tours & Travel World Age Group Qualifying Race.

Meals Included

Meals Included

Daily breakfasts included and dinner on Saturday



Guidance and support from our team. Escorted trip to the Expo and race included

Trip Extension

Trip Extension

Extra nights available on request



4* hotel, walking distance to the race start and finish



Guaranteed TCS Amsterdam Marathon race entry with start in the Olympic stadium (start area A). 21K & 8K entries also available

Celebration Party

Celebration Party

Post race celebration



Shake-out run

A Helping Hand

A Helping Hand

Welcome meet and greet

Travel Package Information

  • Itinerary

    • Amsterdam Marathon Package/3 Nights/18th - 21st October, 2024

      Friday 18th October, 2024
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      Please note: Depending on the length of stay you have booked with us you might arrive before or depart on different days to the following itinerary.

      Amsterdam is fascinating with plenty to see and do. The itinerary below reflects the 3 nights package and allows you the time to enjoy the city. Adding extra nights is recommended to enhance your experience.

      Arrival Day, Welcome Meet and greet & Shake-out Run

      Make your own arrangements to arrive at Crowne Plaza Amsterdam South today. Usually, hotel rooms are ready to check in after 3pm. If you arrive earlier you can leave your luggage with the hotel and explore your surroundings while you wait for the room to be ready.

      If you wish to visit the Expo to collect your race registration pack, please do so (instructions will be provided with the final itinerary). The International Marathon Expo is open today between 10:00am and 20:00pm.

      Early this evening Marathon Tours & Travel invite you to join us in the hotel lobby before leaving for an optional run in the local area. It will acquaint you with the local area and shake-out any travel tiredness. The run will be easy and at a pace comfortable for all fitness levels. It also offers a perfect opportunity to ask questions and get to know fellow runners!

      Saturday 19th October, 2024
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      Expo & Pasta Dinner

      After breakfast we will escort you to the Expo to collect your race registration pack. However, if you wish to make your own way there or register later when we have dinner please feel free to do so. Instructions will be provided with the final itinerary. The International Marathon Expo is open today until 19:00pm. Your race pack must be collected today.

      The rest of the day is at your leisure. Marathon Tours & Travel team will be happy to suggest some sightseeing options.

      Later today, at approximately 16:00pm please join us for a pre-race pasta dinner at the VIP International Pasta Party. In line with the global tradition, the evening before the marathon you can carb-load at the official pasta party in the VIP tent in the middle of the historic Olympic Stadium. This is included in your package and will ensure an excellent buffet pasta meal and drink in the company of your fellow runners. Marathon Tours & Travel will escort you to the venue.

      (Breakfast and dinner included)

      Sunday 20th October, 2024
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      Race Day and Celebrations!

      Breakfast at the hotel will be available from 06:30am.  The start venue for the marathon, half marathon and 8km is outside the Olympic Stadium and is easily accessible in 15 minutes by a combination of train and walking or 25 minutes walking. Please leave plenty of extra time to make your way through the crowds to drop off your bag (if you chose this option) and to find your specific start pen. On arrival at the start please follow the instructions of the race officials, run and have fun!

      The Marathon route passes by the Crowne Plaza Amsterdam South Hotel. Perfectly positioned for race day and to cheer on the runners.

      After the race make your way back to the hotel, freshen up, celebrate…you deserve it! Trains can be chaotic, so its a benefit to be able to walk the short distance to your hotel.

      This evening meet your Marathon Tours & Travel team, fellow runners and supporters to celebrate your achievement! More details will be provided on the final itinerary.

      (Breakfast included)

      Monday 21st October, 2024
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      Departure Day

      Unless you have booked extra nights please check out of your room this morning. Safe travels and we hope you enjoyed your Amsterdam Marathon experience!

      (Breakfast included)

      Itinerary is subject to change.

  • Packages & Rates

    • Guaranteed TCS Amsterdam Marathon 2024 Entry 

      We are pleased to offer you guaranteed entry for the TCS Amsterdam Marathon, 21k & 8K. Our marathon entries are for the start in the Olympic Stadium (area A). You can buy race entry from Marathon Tours & Travel if you also buy the accommodation package from us. Refer to optional extras below.

      Our Amsterdam Marathon 2024 packages include:

      • Minimum 3 nights hotel accommodation
      • Daily breakfasts, except arrival day
      • Hotel taxes
      • Welcome meet & greet
      • Orientation Run/Walk from hotel to include start/finish area
      • Escorted trip to the Marathon EXPO
      • Pre-race pasta dinner
      • Escorted trip to the Marathon start
      • Post-race celebration get together
      • Guidance and support from the Marathon Tours & Travel team

      A longer stay?

      Contact us for a quote or use our easy booking tool to cost and book.

      Travelling with children?

      Contact us for a quote.

      Room Policy

      Marathon Tours & Travel’s policy is that anyone staying in our room block must be part of our package. If you plan to bring a spouse or guest, they must purchase our package. For example, if there are two of you, the rate would be the double occupancy rate (per person). If you purchase a single occupancy rate package, then only you are allowed in your room. To attend any of our activities, you must be part of our package.

      Rates (all prices are per person in UK pounds sterling)
      3 nights from Friday 18th October, 2024Double OccupancySingle OccupancyJunior Suite (triple)
      Crowne Plaza Amsterdam South £539£839£529
      Extra nights£126£226£123
      Optional Extras
      All prices are per person in UK pounds sterling
      Guaranteed TCS Amsterdam Marathon Entry 2024 (start area A) - includes official T-Shirt£90
      Mizuno Half Marathon Entry 2024£39
      TCS 8K Entry 2024£20
  • Hotels

    • Crowne Plaza Amsterdam South

      The Crowne Plaza Amsterdam South hotel is located in a lovely area, surrounded by restaurants and pretty streets and only 5 minutes walk from Amsterdam South train station, which allows easy access to all areas of the city. Schiphol Airport can be reached by direct train from Amsterdam South in only 6 minutes. The hotel has free high-speed WiFi throughout, a gym, bar, restaurant and serves a delicious breakfast buffet.

      Check-in from 15:00pm and check out up to 12:00noon.

      Our rooms are superior and feature either a King bed or 2 single beds (Twin). A mini-fridge, TV, safe, air conditioning, coffee/tea-making facilities and a hair dryer are also at your disposal.

      Single rooms sleep 1 adult in the room with 1 King bed.
      Double rooms sleep 2 adults in the room with 1 King bed
      Twin rooms sleep 2 adults in the room with 2 Single beds.

      Junior Suite sleeps 3 people in the room with 1 King bed and a sofa bed in the living room. Complimentary access is provided to the Club Lounge, where guests can enjoy a quieter continental breakfast away from the buzz of the restaurant, complimentary soft drinks, beer, wine, newspapers and magazines.

      If you wish to upgrade your Single, Double or Twin room to premium club rooms with access the Club Lounge please contact us for a quote.

  • Event Information

    • Enter the Amsterdam Marathon with Marathon Tours & Travel

      A flat, fast marathon course in the beautiful city of Amsterdam, this is definitely a race to talk to your running club about. Looking to set a new PB? What better place to do it than against the wonderous backdrop of Amsterdam.

      Our hotel is located within easy reach of the race start and finish and you’ll also be invited to take part in warm up runs, join the international pasta party and pick your distance; Marathon, Half Marathon or 8K! Whichever distance you choose, our team will be on hand for guidance and support to make your trip a success.

      Free T Shirt Included with Marathon Entry

      We are very pleased to offer guaranteed entry into the TCS Amsterdam Marathon. Entry for the Half Marathon and 8K are also available (official race T-Shirt available as an extra price)

      Eligibility: Marathon Tours & Travel, an authorised tour operator, is required to offer travel arrangements in conjunction with guaranteed race entry. All runners must be 18 years or older to participate in the marathon or half marathon and 14 years or older on race day to participate in the 8k.

      Race Rules apply.

      Number Pickup: You must pick up your race bib and packet at the International Marathon Expo prior to race day.

      Temperature: Average temperatures on race day are around 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

      Difficulty: Easy

      The Marathon


      Starting and finishing at the Olympic Stadium, the marathon course is fast, flat and leads runners through the sights and sounds of Amsterdam.

      Race Time: 09:00 – 09:30am

      Minimum Pace/Cut-off Time Policy:

      The time limit for the Marathon is 6 hours. The finish in the Olympic Stadium closes at 17:00pm. This following km-points should be reached at:

      • 5 km – 10.12 hours
      • 10 km – 10.54 hours
      • 15 km – 11.36 hours
      • 20 km – 12.19 hours
      • 25 km – 13.01 hours
      • 42,195 km – 17.00 hours

      Runners who are reached by the sweeper vehicle, based on the passing-time table, and will therefore certainly exceed the time limit will be called upon by a member of the jury to leave the race and, for reasons of safety, get into the broom wagon. Should you decide to continue the race, despite the request of the jury member, you do so at your own risk. Remember, the course will be opened to traffic again once the broom wagon has passed. The water points and medical care points will also be removed, and it will no longer be possible to end in the Olympic Stadium. If you are removed from the race, you will not be eligible for a medal.

      Awards: Every finisher receives a medal.

      The Half Marathon


      Starting and finishing at the Olympic Stadium, the half marathon is the biggest in the Netherlands and consists of one loop, most of which passes through the centre of Amsterdam. The course is fast, flat and leads runners through the sights and sounds of Amsterdam.

      Race Time: 13:00pm – 13:50pm

      Minimum Pace/Cut-off Time Policy: The time limit for the half Marathon is 3 hours.

      Awards: Every finisher receives a medal.

      The 8k


      Starting and finishing at the Olympic Stadium, the 8k is part of the marathon course. You can expect to pass the Rijksmuseum, Vondelpark before finishing at the Olympic Stadium in front of the grandstand.

      Race Time: 09:45am – 09:50am

      Minimum Pace/Cut-off Time Policy: The time limit for the 8k is 1 hour.  After 10:55am, finishing in the Olympic Stadium is no longer possible.

      Awards: Every finisher receives a medal.

  • Registration & Booking

    • Conditions of Sale

      Please note we cannot sell race entry without accommodation package. Race entry is not refundable.

      If you wish to make any changes to your reservations, administration and/or service fees might apply. For our general T&C’s please see here.

      How to Book

      To make your booking, click on the button at the top of the page, ensuring that you select the correct number of rooms and types for all members in your party, plus all the required extras. When you book, we will require a deposit to confirm your place.


      When you confirm your booking, we will take a deposit payment. Subsequent payments are taken automatically.

      Travel advice

      Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for the Netherlands current entry restrictions and requirements.

      Travel Insurance

      Travel insurance is an essential part of any holiday you take, and we highly recommend that you purchase suitable insurance for your trip. You must ensure that your travel insurance policy also covers you to participate in running events.

      Security Policy

      Marathon Tours & Travel’s security policy requires that anyone staying in our room block must be registered as part of our package. If a registered client attempts to house a non-registered guest and /or invite them to attend any of our scheduled activities, the registered guest’s tour package will be forfeited and parties may be denied access to future tours. Please note that no exceptions will be made as this policy will be strictly enforced.

      Race Rules and Terms of Participation

      Our itinerary and details regarding the race are based on current information available at the time this package was released for sale. Whilst we expect the details to remain correct, changes are possible and will be confirmed nearer to the trip after the race organisers have confirmed final instructions. All race rules and procedures need to be followed. More details can be found here.

      Please note the official Amsterdam Marathon T-Shirt is included in the entry fee. The T-Shirt is not included in the 21K or 8K entries. Merchandise can be pre-purchased at the time of registration or at the Expo.

      Starting Pens and Bib Numbers

      Although we are licensed to sell official entries for the Amsterdam Marathon events we have no influence over the allocation of starting times and bib numbers.

      Closer to the event we will send you instructions which will allow you to complete the registration process for your chosen Amsterdam Marathon event. Once you have finalised the registration process, the race organisers will allocate you a starting time and bib based on the information provided.

  • Seven Continents Club ®

    • The Seven Continents Club®️ (SCC) offers a unique opportunity for runners to run on all seven continents of the globe, as well as providing numerous benefits to its members. The club operates as a global frequent traveller club for runners, offering waitlist priority for high-demand events, early pre-registration periods for a number of races in popular destinations and tour package vouchers for money off international tour packages. What’s more, Seven Continents Club®️ rewards all its members for the extraordinary achievement of running marathons on each continent with their own special finishers medal and certificate of completion. Join the SCC today!

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