URBAN AMSTERDAM – 13 KM

While not the “classic” sightseeing run this is probably the most spectacular and scenic running tour in Amsterdam.

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Urban Amsterdam running tour - 13 km
URBAN AMSTERDAM - 13 KM
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URBAN AMSTERDAM - 13 KM

While not the “classic” sightseeing run this is probably the most spectacular and scenic running tour in Amsterdam.

Runner on the ground - DAVID

Most people come to Amsterdam for the Medieval Centre and the famous Canal Belt. But there is another absolutely spectacular side to Amsterdam just a few strides outside the busy old town.
 
This running tour combines many of the must see of Amsterdam with urban life off the beaten track: world-class architecture, amazing views, and some of the best-kept secrets of Amsterdam. The tour also gives you a great insight into maritime history, Amsterdam’s main reason for its existence.
 
We visit Dam Square, the notorious Red Light District, the UNESCO canal belt and the Museum Harbor with its antique ships. Running through the scenic and historical ‘Plantage’ neighborhood we visit the oldest park in Amsterdam. We also pass a typical Dutch windmill and might come across some elephants while running along the zoo. Following east we explore the former docklands, harbors and warehouses that have been transformed into new and spectacular living and working spaces. This region, hosting the KNSM and Java Island, is renowned for its architecture and definitely a highlight for anybody interested in modern architecture and city development.

We will run along the river IJ, the boardwalk of Amsterdam, with spectacular views over the water and the rapidly developing north side of the town.
The run is full of surprises, picture and Wow moments. Most of the time our tour will only be a few steps from the water, spoiling us constantly with scenic views.
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Facts about the tours

13 km

Private tour

Moderate

Individual

English, German, Dutch

Flexible

Hotel meetup or standard meeting point

Price

1 person88.00/person

2 persons66.00/person

3 persons55.00/person

4 persons44.00/person

5-30 persons38.50/person

Standard Meeting Point

National Monument on Dam Square

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  1. Kristen Smith

    Perfect Way to Learn and Explore Amsterdam!

    Kristen Smith

    We did the 13k Urban tour with David and had a fabulous time. David was knowledgeable and engaging and showed us so much. He kept a great pace and despite some wet and windy weather the time flew by. It was a highlight of our trip to Amsterdam and was a great way to get our bearings early on in our visit.

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  2. Courtney

    Amazing way to see the city!!

    Courtney

    I did the 13k running tour through Amsterdam with David and cannot recommend enough. It was a fantastic way to see the city! David was very knowledgeable and great to run with! Definitely worth doing if you enjoy running

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  3. Jonna

    Superb running tour

    Jonna

    What a perfect way to see and get to know a city! Also a great, easy and safe way to have a longer run in a city you don’t know that well beforehand. David had an extensive knowledge about Amsterdam and had designed a truly nice route for us. He was also great company and I can recommend him for any run. Special thanks for accommodating my specific asks for a smoother and longer run.

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  4. Christina Blair

    Nice run through Urban Amsterdam

    Christina Blair

    My husband and I had the pleasure of doing this run with David through parts of Amsterdam we would have otherwise not seen. David is a wonderful guide and very knowledgeable. We would do this one again

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  5. Chris Stone

    Run with David

    Chris Stone

    Beautiful early morning run in sunny Amsterdam with David. Perfect pace and great training opportunity whilst on holiday. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a mid week run with some history thrown in!

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  6. Daniel Chaplin

    Great tour of a different side of Amsterdam

    Daniel Chaplin

    Really enjoyed the Urban tour with David, was good to go around the North side of Amsterdam and see something different. We were collected from our hotel and set off at a pace to suit us seeing the new buildings and the rapid changes as well as understanding around the history of the area. David knew the area well and pointed out lots of things both new and historical on both sides of the river. He even took some time at the end to point out some other places we should visit on the map, would definitely recommend this tour if you are in Amsterdam and like running.

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    • David

      David

      Thanks a lot Daniel for your review. I really enjoyed running with you and your girlfriend. I hope life is good with you at work in Afrika. Thanks!!

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  7. One person found this helpful
    Lizzie C.

    The best way to see Amsterdam!

    Lizzie C.

    Caroline took the two of us on a lovely run around the city center on a beautiful August morning, and we saw parts of Amsterdam we never would have discovered on our own. Her knowledge of local history gave the architecture new meaning, such as the purpose of the hooks on the tops of houses and the little drawbridges across some of the canals. She also pointed out contemporary attractions such as the best apple pie in town…and a gourmet peanut butter shop! We were talking about the run for the rest of the week. Thank you Caroline for showing us Amsterdam from a new perspective!

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    • David

      David

      Thanks a lot Elisabeth for this beautiful words. I know that Caroline is a great guide 🙂 and I shared your review with her. I am happy you had such a great time. Thanks also for this great and fun picture!

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    Lisa Cahill

    Awesome morning Run in Amsterdam

    Lisa Cahill

    I had an amazing morning running through Amsterdam with David. David tailored the tour to suit exactly what I required, picking me up from my AirBnB, running at my pace and tailoring the tour to the 15kms that I wanted to run, while showing me the best of the city. It was such a fun morning

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    • David

      David

      Thanks for your review Lisa. I also really enjoyed our run through “tropical” Amsterdam. It was a real pleasure. I wish you a great holiday with your family and good luck with the marathon in Switzerland!

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    Luke

    Luke

    This was amazing. David was super friendly, accommodating and knowledgeable. He was flexible with the routes, which meant i got to see a side of Amsterdam that i would not have otherwise have seen, and, since the proliferation of Google maps, often wondered about. With his empathetic approach i came back feeling like David had been my running buddy for years; i was actually a little sad to say goodbye. Thank you ‘Go Running’ for the great memory.

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    • David

      David

      Quite some time since we run together but I still remember it as if it was yesterday. It was a real pleasure running with you and you were my first guest on the “Urban” tour! I hope you are doing well. Kind regards, David

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