running Holidays Amsterdam

Running Holland organises running holidays in the Netherlands for enthusiastic runners who would like to compete in a big Dutch run. You could join the famous Amsterdam Marathon or the popular Dam tot Damloop. Would you like an organized trip (by runners) to prepare you for the race, which also includes overnight stays and professional trainings? Running Holland is the first one to offer this type of trip within the Netherlands!

Our next running vacation will be held between Wednesday 17th untill Monday 22nd October 2018. (see below for more information).

Day 2: training on the beach 

who are we?

Running Holland is a running school in Amsterdam. We organise many running courses for different types of target groups in 7 different parks of Amsterdam. We also organise running competitions once in a while and arrange running holidays for our own members, which are supervised by professionals. Additionally our trainers also give strength training and other types of training. Occasionally we organise lectures for our members. Running Holland has more than 500 enthusiastic members. 

"Our goal is to give you the best experience"- Dave Baars (43, trainer and founder of Running Holland)

Dave Baars is founder and owner of Running Holland. Dave is a very experienced runner. He organises the Running Holidays in Amsterdam together with Mechteld Overwater, member of Running Holland.

"We are locals. We live here. We run our trail every day. Run with us and become a local too." - Mechteld Overwater (18, student)

programme Running Holiday October 2018

We will be planning these two running holidays now:
-October: Wednesday 17th - Monday 22nd October 2018 (Amsterdam Marathon is held on Sunday 21 October).

-September: Wednesday 11th - Monday 16th September 2019 (Dam tot Damloop).

  Trainings Refreshments Other activities
Wednesday 4 PM: Training at the Amsterdamse Bos (forest) & Olympic Stadium + meet & greet with a famous international athlete Drinks & snack  Free time
Thursday 9.30 AM: training in the beautiful dunes and on the beach Drinks & snack 10.45 AM bus trip to the Zaanse Schans 
Friday 9.30 AM: training at the Amsterdam centre & Vondelpark Drinks & snack

Pick up bib numbers at the marathon expo

Bike tour in the city


Good Morning City Run (optional)

-The start is between 9.00 - 9.00 AM (every minute one group will depart).

-The route will take you along the canals, the Flower Market, The Rembrandtplein, Museumplein and the Dam square.

-The guides will run at an easy pace. It is not a race!

Drinks & snack Afternoon: rest

Race day:

9.30 AM: start Marathon

1.20 PM: start Half Marathon

Drinks & snack Dinner with the group and exchanging runnng shirts 
Monday 9.30 AM: easy recovery training  Drinks & snack Saying goodbye

Running at the beautiful dunes

We offer (prices include):

  • Entry/registration to the Amsterdam Marathon, Half Marathon or 8K.
  • Arranged transport to trainings and other group activities during your stay in Amsterdam.
  • Five overnight stays (of your choosing):

-       in a ****-hotel in historical centre of Amsterdam

-       Stay-over at a running buddy's house (we will arrange room for you at one of the members of Running Holland)

  • Training, advise and coaching by professional trainers.
  • Trainings by Running Holland's specialized trainers. 
  • A training at a special location outside the city (beach, forest, etc.).
  • Short consultation with a physiotherapist.
  • Meet & greet with a famous international athlete.
  • Care during and after the course.
  • A Running Holland limited edition runningshirt + goodie bag.
  • The possibility getting to know runners from all across the globe.
  • Drinks, snacks and refreshments after every workout.
  • We would like you to trade runningshirts. So please bring a one of your own with a special story to tell. (For instance, a shirt which you wore during a special race). You can exchange it with another runner, who will give you theirs.

day 1; Amsterdamse Bos & Olympic Stadium 

What's excluded:

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Airline ticket to and from the Netherlands, plus transport to and from the airport.

registration, the group & prices: 

Are you ready for an ultimate and unforgettable running experience in Amsterdam?

How does it work? You can sign up individually! You will be assigned to a group of people from all over the world. Together you will train and visit famous places in Amsterdam. We will prepare for the race day on Sunday. You can sign up with a group as well.

We offer three possibilities and three prices:

  • Stay-over at a running buddy, 5 nights at the house of one our members in Amsterdam (we will arrange this for you): € 700,-.
  • Staying 5 nights at a ****-star hotel in centre of Amsterdam: € 950,- (shared bedroom).
  • Staying 5 nights at a ****-star hotel in centre of Amsterdam: € 1450,- (single bedroom).
Inschrijven Start datum & tijd Dag Doel Locatie Trainer Kosten
woensdag, 10 oktober, 2018 - 16:00
The best experience
Dave and more
woensdag, 10 oktober, 2018 - 16:00
Enjoy running in Amsterdam
Dave and more
woensdag, 17 oktober, 2018 - 16:00
The best running vacation (single bedroom)
Dave and others
€1 450,00 

contact & questions

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions! Check here our contact details.

I can be reached by phone: 06-83233546 (daily between  11AM – 5 PM).

Dave Baars

reviews about our running vacations

Evelyn: "A running holliday with Running Holland is the perfect holiday: running through the city in the morning guided by professional trainers, leaving the rest of the day to discover the city, relax and/or enjoy food and drinks alone or with other participants."

Diederik: "A holiday with Running Holland is really a recommendation. The atmosphere in the group was good and our instructors provided good guidance. It was an excellent combination of sports and an opportunity to see the city. At the same time, you learn new people."

Day 2: training on the beach and dunes.

Day 3: The Vondelpark is the best park for a run in the city (3,3 km per lap)