With 87,000 participants, the Dam tot Dam Weekend is the largest sports event in the Netherlands. This is because, in addition to the Dam tot Damloop and Damloop by night, Le Champion also organises the Dam tot Dam Walk and Dam tot Dam Cycling Classic on the same weekend.
On Saturday, 16,000 walkers will take part in the Dam to Dam Walk (Dam tot Dam Wandeltocht in Dutch). Participants in the 20, 27 and 42 km walks will start in front of the Palace on the Dam in Amsterdam. From there they will walk through Amsterdam’s bustling centre and the Jordaan neighbourhood. After crossing the river IJ, a varied route takes them to the lovely Dam of Zaandam. De finish is in the Dam tot Dam Park, where the 10 km route starts. More information: pinkribbondamtotdamwandeltocht.nl.
A day later, 5,000 cyclists will be at the start of the Dam Cycling Classic. The start and finish of the 40, 60, 85, 105 and 140 km routes are in front of the Royal Palace on the Dam in Amsterdam. This is followed by a unique trip by bicycle through the IJtunnel and beautiful routes past locations in Noord Holland with ‘Dam’ in their names, including Zaandam, Schoorldam, Monnickendam and Volendam. More information: https://www.binckbankdamtotdamfietsclassic.nl/
Add to that the 250,000 expected spectators and it is pretty clear that everyone will have a whale of a time during the Dam tot Dam Weekend again this year!