If you live in the Amsterdam area, we recommend that you come to the start on the Dam Square by bike. If you come from the area of Amsterdam-Noord, Zaandam or Waterland, take the IJpleinveer or Buiksloterwegveer to Amsterdam center. After the crossing you have to take the bicycle tunnel under the Central Station and follow the arrows via the Singel to the start on the Dam. The routes have also been outlined for this. Keep in mind that it can be crowded on the ferries.
If you travel to Amsterdam by car, parking is possible in Amsterdam North at Papaverweg. In your navigation you can enter Papaverweg 265, 1032 KE Amsterdam. This free parking space is open from 6.45 until 17.00 hours.
- From Hoorn / Alkmaar / Zaandam follow the A8, exit S118. Follow S118 (Molenaarsweg) to Klaprozenweg. At the crossing with the Floraweg, turn right to get to the Papaverweg.
- From The Hague / Utrecht, follow A10 West, after the Coentunnel follow A10 Noord, exit S118 to Klaprozenweg. At the crossing with the Floraweg, turn right to get to the Papaverweg.
Paid parking is available at many other parking locations of the NDSM shipyard in Amsterdam Noord. You will find more information on this page.
Route to start
After parking the car, follow the ‘Centrum’ by bike and you will arrive at the ferries. You can use the Buiksloterveer. After the crossing you have to cycle clockwise to the Central Station and follow the arrows via the Singel to the start on the Dam. The routes have also been outlined for this. Keep in mind that it can be busy on the ferries, so leave on time and calculate some waiting time.
After the finish back to the parking lot
After the finish you can also use the NDSM wharf. From the Dam, follow the signs ‘back to the ferry’.
By bike back to Oostzaan, Landsmeer and Zaanstreek
In connection with the Dam tot Damloop, there are many road closures in Amsterdam-Noord and Zaandam. For participants who return to Oostzaan, Landsmeer and towards the Zaanstreek by bicycle, a route will be published the week before the event, allowing you to bypass the roadblocks without any problems.