Iconic Amsterdam running event

The Dam tot Damloop (Dam to Dam Run) does exactly what it says on the tin, weaving in excess of 35,000 runners on a ten mile (16.1 km) course from Amsterdam to the heart of Zaandam. An extra special addition is the 5-mile night race on the Saturday evening.

Fun for everyone

For those who aren’t quite ready to take on the 10-mile challenge, there’s also a 4 mile version through the streets of Zaandam. And youngsters are certainly not left out in the cold – the Mini Dam tot Damloop gives sporty kids between 4 and 12 years old the chance to run a 0.6 km or 2.2 km course.

Walking and biking

If running isn’t really your thing, you can still get involved in the weekend. A variety of Dam tot Dam walks are organised and cyclists can also participate in routes ranging from 40 to 145 km. And amidst all that there’s a host of entertainment in place for both competitors and spectators.