Spectators and supporters

The Dam tot Damloop could never have become one of the largest running events in the world without the great atmosphere that is created by the more than 250,000 spectators each year. The event is not only fun for the runners, but also for anyone who wants to experience the unique atmosphere of the Dam tot Damloop.

On this page we inform the spectators on the best spots to support the runners. It is therefore possible to support your runner multiple times.

At the start, along the track and at the finish, you cheer the thousands of runners passionately throughout the day. Encouragement that runners deserve like no other, because running the Dam tot Damloop is anything but easy, in fact it’s a great achievement. It’s great to attend one of the starts to give the runners some encouragement for along the way.
Start
​​​​Start locations:
  • Dam tot Damloop 10 miles: Prins Hendrikkade Amsterdam (Sunday 10.19 – 14.55 uur);
  • Damloop by night 5 miles: Vermiljoenweg Zaandam (Saturday 19.30 – 20.50 uur);
  • Mini Dam tot Damlopen Zaandam: De Burcht Zaandam (Sunday 9.30 – 10.30 uur);
  • Mini Dam tot Damlopen Molenwijk: Molenwijk Amsterdam-Noord (Sunday 9.30 – 9.35 uur).
Did you know that there is enough time to get to the finish? It takes you 12 minutes to get from Amsterdam Central Station with the train to NS Station Zaandam. From there it is only a 800 meter walk to the course of the Dam tot Damloop very close to the finish. A good combination, where you can wave the runner you wish to support goodbye and also cheer for at the finish. There will also be live music performances at over forty locations of the event. In the weeks prior to the event the entertainment locations will also be published on the website.
Finish
Finish locations:
The climax for the runners and spectators will be at the finish! What is more fun than to cheer for the runners after their glorious achievement, when afterwards enjoy the Dam tot Dam Park together.
  • Dam tot Damloop 10 miles: Peperstraat Zaandam (Sunday 11.10 – 17.00);
  • Damloop by night 5 miles: Gerhardstraat Zaandam (Saturday 19.48 – 22.00);
  • Mini Dam tot Damlopen Zaandam: Peperstraat Zaandam (Sunday 9.40 - 10.10);
  • Mini Dam tot Damlopen Molenwijk: Molenwijk Amsterdam-Noord (Sunday 9.33 - 9.50).
Be aware! A visit to the centre of Zaandam is very nice, but especially the Dam and the area behind the finish at the H. Gerhardstraat can be very busy. When it is to crowded the Dam can be closed temporary for etra public. Parents with (young) children are advised not to visit the Dam. The Dam tot Dam Fansquare, near the Dam, is a perfect location to encourage the runners. Would you like to meet someone after the run? Go to the Dam tot Dam Park!

Course
Alongside the course there are various locations where you can encourge the participants. 

Bridges over s116 (Nieuwe Leeuwarderweg)
Between kilomtre point 2 and 3 there are 5 bridges, from these bridges you have a unique view over all the participants that run underneath these bridges over the s116 (Nieuwe Leeuwarderweg). From Metrostation Noorderpark it is even possible to travel to the finish in Zaandam. For more information visit www.9292ov.nl.

Oostzanerdijk / Noorder-IJ en Zeedijk
Looking for a spot where you can see the participants run by? Than this location is what you are looking for. Here you will nog miss any runner. The Oostzanerdijk and Noorder-IJ and Zeedijk, is the course that connects Amsterdam and Zaandam. Park your car at the industrial zone Kolkweg-Noord or Sportcomplex Poelenburg at Zaandam. Perfectly to reach, free parking and no need to hurry to encourage the runners.

DAM TOT DAM PARK
The Dam tot Dam Park (Burgemeester in 't Veldpark) is during the weekend the 'place to be'! The park is opened the whole weekend. On Saturday the walkers from the Dam tot Dam Wandeltocht finish at the park and also during the Damloop by night the park is a location where you must go. After the run the afterparty takes place at the park. There is live music from the band that only plays the best dance, rock and hiphop tracks. On Sunday the park opens early for the welcome of the business teams. The whole day participants and supporters pay a visit to the Dam tot Dam Park, to celebrate the great performance with drinks and bites and enjoying the festival atmosphere. Sunday the winners from the various competitions will also be honoured at the park.

DAM TOT DAM SQUARE WITH BIG CHILDREN'S PARTY
The Dam tot Dam square on the Burcht in Zaandam is the perfect spot to encourge the runners. The participants run by the square between 11.00 and 17.00 hours. Also the great party for children will take place all day at the square. Children can play table soccer, run around at the Athletics Arena or climb on the obstacle course. With great food trucks and performances there is also plenty to do for the parents. Participants of the Mini Dam tot Damloop can also win amazing prices during the lottery.
After the finish (Dam tot Dam Park)
The Dam tot Dam Park (Burgemeester in 't Veldpark) is during the weekend the 'place to be'! The park is opened the whole weekend. On Saturday the walkers from the Dam tot Dam Wandeltocht finish at the park and also during the Damloop by night the park is a location where you must go. After the run the afterparty takes place at the park. There is live music from the band that only plays the best dance, rock and hiphop tracks. 

On Sunday the park opens early for the welcome of the business teams. The whole day participants and supporters pay a visit to the Dam tot Dam Park, to celebrate the great performance with drinks and bites and enjoying the festival atmosphere. Sunday the winners from the various competitions will also be honoured at the park.
Burcht
DAM TOT DAM SQUARE WITH BIG CHILDREN'S PARTY
The Dam tot Dam square on the Burcht in Zaandam is the perfect spot to encourge the runners. The participants run by the square between 11.00 and 17.00 hours. Also the great party for children will take place all day at the square. Children can play table soccer, run around at the Athletics Arena or climb on the obstacle course. With great food trucks and performances there is also plenty to do for the parents. Participants of the Mini Dam tot Damloop can also win amazing prices during the lottery.
Accessibility
The Dam tot Damloop is best reached by public transport. Click here for more information on accessibility on Saturday and Sunday. The shuttle buses are also free for supporters to use.

SUNDAY LIVE AT NH AND AT5 The Dam tot Damloop is live on Sunday from 10.00 hours until the last runners passes the finish. In the over 7 hours broadcast on tv, radio and online we can look at the present world top athletes, the thousands of recreational runners and the unique atmosphere alongside the course. Follow the event live via NHnieuws.nl and at5.nl Also NOS Studio Sports broadcoasts the competition of the elite runners.