Course

At the Amsterdam City Walk you can choose between six different routes: 10, 14, 17, 20, 26 or 33 km. There’s a route for everyone! Each route has its own atmosphere and distance. Whether you love culture, love nature, the busy center or the green parks or an experienced hiker or not. There’s definitely a route that matches you! For our foreign guests this Amsterdam City Walk is an unique opportunity to discover the city of Amsterdam in a sportive way. You will join the full Amsterdam experience, museums and bars will open their doors and offer entertainment specially for our participants.

Walking safe

During our events, we as an organization want to create the safest possible road situation for participants and other road users. That’s why it’s important to all show the walking behavior. We ask you to walk on the right as much as possible during our events. This allows us to avoid ambiguity on routes that aren’t completely closed to walkers. Please note! Dogs are only allowed on a leash.

10 km - The heart of the city and the historic ring of canals

The 10 km starts at the Waterlooplein. The first meters you walk on the Staalstraat and the Aluminiumbrug. The route then follows the Red Light District with successively the Oudezijds Achterburgwal, Nieuwmarkt, Zeedijk and Oudekerksplein. After that the route continues through the centre and via the Dam you reach the canals and the Jordaan. Then you walk under the Rijksmuseum towards the Vondelpark. You finish at Het Amsterdamse Proeflokaal.

14 km – Discover the Westerpark and the attractive center

You start your Amsterdam City Walk at Station Sloterdijk. From here you walk towards the versatile Westerpark. The 14 km is the only route that walks through this beautiful park. From here the route continues along the IJ, the Foodhallen and goes through the atmospheric center of Amsterdam towards the finish: Het Amsterdamse Proeflokaal. Along the way you can get a stamp at De Hollandse Manage Amsterdam, the charity associated with the Amsterdam City Walk.

17 km – The cozy center and the most beautiful neighborhoods

After the start at the Olympic Stadium, the route goes through De Pijp where you walk through the Heineken brewery. The stamp post is at the Nederlandsche Bank on Frederiksplein. Afterwards you walk along the Amstel with the Magere Brug, the famous Amstel Hotel, the Royal Theater Carré and the Hermitage.

20 km – Through the Amsterdamse Bos and along the Amstel into the city

An ideal route if you not only want to admire the center, but also want to discover the quiet side of Amsterdam. Not the standard highlight and attractions of Amsterdam, but rather the beautiful place outside the center. From the Olympic Stadium, this route leads to the Amsterdamse Bos, past various parks and of course along the Amstel. The 20 km also passes the Amstelkerk where the office of Stadsherstel Amsterdam is located. Afterwards the route heads towards the canals. At Museumplein it joins the other routes to the finish at Het Amsterdamse Proeflokaal.

26 km – Meet the bustling center, the cozy neighborhoods and the maritime past

You start at the Olympic Stadium towards the beautiful working-class neighborhood De Pijp. Afterwards the participants walk along the water of the Amstel with the Magere Brug and the famous Amstel Hotel, the Royal Theater Carré and the Hermitage. At the Magere Brug on Waterlooplein you cross the Amstel. Then you walk across the Nieuwmarkt, behind the Scheepvaarthuis over the canals to the Montelbaenstoren, past NEMO, the Scheepvaartmuseum and the VOC ship Amsterdam.

33 km – City bustle and the tranquility of all the greenery in and around Amsterdam

With 33 km, this route offers that little bit extra for the avid hikers among us. This distance also starts and finishes at the Olympic Stadium, but from the stadium you first walk towards the Amsterdamse Bos and along the Bosbaan – the internationally known rowing course in the forest. The route then goes to the Amstel via the Kalfjeslaan. Across the Utrechtsebrug to the other side of the Amstel with beautiful vieuws towards the Amstel Hotel.