Home to some of the world’s fastest, oldest, and flattest terrains, the Netherlands may be the best for beginners to advanced athletes. No shortage of runs around the bigger towns, you can see every area from the Red Light District to the city center.
Most of the world's fastest marathon times originate from Netherland, perhaps due to the flat lands or to the pull that they have for athletes around the globe.
If you want to see more than one country at a time, try the Enschede Marathon, which crosses over into Germany, or run around the city at Hague’s biggest sporting event the City-Pier-City Run. For history buffs, the Zeneheuvelenloop takes place in what is believed the oldest town in the Netherlands. It is perhaps the hilliest and most challenging course that the Netherland has to offer.
Is A Marathon Netherlands 2019 on Your List?
If you are looking for your next destination run, marathons Netherlands 2019 events are ones to consider. Most of the Netherland races are fast and flat, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t also challenging and downright incredible!
For a great Easter run, the Two Rivers Marathon is a perfect choice. The marathon’s path runs between two rivers that run across Bommerlerwaard Region. It is a qualifier for the famous Two Oceans marathon, and newbie to seasoned marathoners are welcome with open arms.
The Marathon Rotterdam is not only a favorite historical tourist site; it is the site to a Netherland favorite marathon. The event has been running strong since 1981, and it is ranked one of the most popular marathons around the world. Or if summer is your forte, the Marathon Amersfoort is a perfect match. Runners race around the public square of the old historic center of the city, seeing amazing architecture and surrounded by competitors who come from around the globe.
If a flat, fast, course is your wish for a marathon Netherlands 2019, there are no shortage of events to choose from. Find yours today, register, and get training!
The Netherlands is a party to the Schengen Agreement. That means you can travel abroad with a passport as long as it is valid for at least 90 days. EU nationalists do not have to show a national ID card or passport for admittance
Although public transportation is abundant, if you do decide to rent a car in the Netherlands, you will require a valid state license as well as an International Driver's License that can be sought through the US AAA
The majority of the Netherlands is fluent in English, so communication should not be difficult
Things To Think About
What type of weather will you encounter when visiting. Since things can get extreme pack appropriately!
Does the race you want to enter have a participation limit? If so, make sure to register ahead of time so you don't miss out!
Public transportation is excellent, but since there are so many ways to get around, you might want to plan things out ahead of time
Beware of certain areas of the Netherlands, things can get a bit dicey for travelers
How long do you need to train for a marathon. Give yourself enough time so that you are marathon ready on race day!
Which races are you running this year?
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It is getting hard around the "kralingseplassen", that is the only part of I think 3 kilometers with not on both sides a line of 2 people behind each other ;).
But the videos made by people on the screens make this part special.