Amsterdam Marathon, Half-Marathon & 8K
Please note our Amsterdam Marathon Tour Package is provided through our Marathon Tours & Travel UK Office. To book your package please go here.
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 of 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 the same day.
Amsterdam has so much to offer such as museums, canals, cobbled streets and pretty quaint cafes to wine and dine. Getting around is easy by foot, bicycle, train, bus or tram. It is also known as one of the safest cities in Europe!
Our Amsterdam Marathon packages include a conveniently located hotel (new for 2024) with breakfast for 3 or 4 nights. 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 which is 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 25 minutes away. We invite you to take part in warm up runs, pasta dinner and celebrations and Marathon Tours & Travel team will be on hand for guidance and support to make your trip a success.
Travel Package Information
Friday, October 18- Welcome to Amsterdam!
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 three night package and allows you the time to enjoy the city.
Upon arrival, make your own arrangements to arrive at Crowne Plaza Amsterdam South. 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 8:00pm.
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. A perfect opportunity to ask questions and get to know fellow runners.
Saturday, October 19
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 7:00pm. Your race pack must be collected today, latest.
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 4:00pm 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 carbo 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, October 20 - Race Day!
Breakfast at the hotel will be available from 6.30am. The start venue for the marathon, half marathon and 8km is outside the Olympic Stadium and easily accessible in 15 minutes by 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 advised on the final itinerary. (Breakfast included)
Packages & Rates
Amsterdam Marathon Tour | Three-Night Package: October 18-21, 2024
- Your accommodation in Amsterdam three nights (additional nights available upon request)
- Daily breakfast except on arrival day
- Hotel taxes
- Welcome meet-up (Friday)
- Short shake-out run (Friday)
- Escorted trip to the Expo (Saturday)
- Pre-race dinner (Saturday)
- Post-race celebration (Sunday)
- Guidance and support from Marathon Tours & Travel Team
- Guaranteed Race Entry is additional
- Entry only is not allowed.
- Rates may change due to currency fluctuations and taxes.
- Race entry fee
- International round trip airfare to Amsterdam
- Airport transfers
- Travel Insurance (highly recommended)
- Meals unless noted on the itinerary
- Gratuities and tips, unless noted on the itinerary
AmsterdamMercure Amsterdam City Hotel
Mercure Amsterdam City hotel is a very convenient location next to the Amstel River and only 500 meters from the Overamstel train station, which allows easy access to all areas of the city. The hotel has free highspeed WIFI throughout, a sauna, fitness room, bar, restaurant and serves a delicious breakfast buffet. Standard rooms are the newly renovated Classic Room, which features a double bed, large desk and a luxurious bathroom with a spacious rain shower. Twin bedded rooms or privilege rooms with views are available on request, at an extra cost. Please contact us for more information.
Race Date: October 20, 2024
- Marathon – 9:00 AM
- Half-Marathon – 1:00 PM
- 8K – 9:40 AM
Entry: We are pleased to offer guaranteed entry into the TCS Amsterdam Marathon.
Course: The start and finish of all distances are at the Olympic Stadium. You can expect a fast and flat that lead runners through the sights and sounds of Amsterdam. The time limit for the marathon is six (6) hours and three (3) hours for the half-marathon. All participants in the 8K must finish in 65 minutes.
Temperature: Average temperatures on race day is around 55F.
Eligibility: 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.
Awards: Every finisher receives a medal.
Difficulty: Easy. A flat and fast course.
Registration & Booking
Rates: All prices are based on current exchange rates and may change due to currency fluctuations.
Eligibility: Marathon Tours & Travel, an authorized tour operator, is required to offer travel arrangements in conjunction with guaranteed race entry. All runners must be 18 years or older on race day to be eligible for our guaranteed entries for the marathon or half-marathon; and 14 years of age for the 8K.
Reservations and Payments: All bookings for this trip will go through Marathon Tours & Travel UK. Their terms & conditions of sale can be found here.
Cancellations: All payments, including your deposit, are non-refundable and non-transferrable. Non-transferrable includes applying your balance to another person, another year or another trip. Should you cancel for any reason, you will forfeit your trip investment. Therefore, travel insurance for every trip is highly recommended. All cancellations must be received in writing.
Not included in price: All items not specifically listed under tour features.
Insurance: For your protection, trip cancellation, baggage, health and accident insurance is highly recommended for all participants. However, no representation or description of the insurance made by our staff constitutes a binding assurance or promise about the insurance.
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.
Responsibility: These tours are operated by Marathon Tours, Inc. of Chelsea, MA who acts only as an agent for the passenger to the companies offering such services and assumes no liability for injury, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity caused by any reason whatsoever by any party offering such services. All terms and conditions offered are governed by the laws of Massachusetts. The right is reserved to cancel the tour prior to departure with a refund, less applicable credit card and processing fees, made as full settlement to the passenger. The right is reserved by Marathon Tours, Inc. to deny acceptance of a booking application by any person. Marathon Tours, Inc. may make any changes or alterations in the itinerary as it deems necessary for the proper handling of the tour. The sole responsibility of any airline used is limited to that set out in the passenger contract evidenced by the ticket. The airlines concerned are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time that the passengers are not on board their aircraft.