On April 9 and 10, the city breathes running during the 41st edition of the NN Marathon Rotterdam. The NN Marathon Rotterdam is, partly due to the flat course, one of the fastest marathons in the world and worldwide one of the best attended marathons.
In the ranking of fastest marathon cities in the world, the Rotterdam Marathon of the Netherlands is in fifth place! But what makes it so special is that the hundreds of thousands of enthusiastic spectators along the course provide a true popular feast. They cheer, clap and motivate. They ensure that no other marathon in the Netherlands can match the atmosphere of #demooiste.
Nothing feels better than that one moment when, after all those meters you have covered, you cross the finish line. Be proud of yourself, believe in what you are doing and show Rotterdam your strength. We'll see you at the start!
Expect a full program again during the NN Marathon Rotterdam! With different routes for young and old and as always the encouragers along the sidelines.
Keep an eye on the event website for updates.
We can't wait for the beautiful images of Rotterdam on television and of the atmosphere that hangs in the city. There are plenty of places where you can get a taste of that wonderful vibe. We list a number of places worth visiting.
Cornelis Bar & Kitchen
On Stadhuisplein at Cornelis the party really gets going! If you are running with the marathon, you can run onto the terrace for a cold (and well-deserved) drink. Hans Dorchain & Feest DJ John will create a festive atmosphere with their sing-alongs. Entrance is free until 14:00 and after that you pay 5 euros. On the terrace is also a foodtruck.
During the marathon it is always a party: noise, music and fun. Sambalanco Sambaband ensures that this year the atmosphere is extra good. On Sunday, April 10 they will drum the runners of the Marathon in Rotterdam to the finish line! You can find them on the Laan op Zuid, where the runners will pass 2 times. SAMBA!
Eetcafé de Schuimspaan
At de Schuimspaan on the Laan op Zuid they also build a party during the marathon. From the terrace you have a prime view of the runners passing by. You can order delicious snacks (hello, sushi!) and drinks and enjoy music from the band LOMP. Expect your own songs and nice covers of well known Dutch and foreign bands.
On the Meent it is actually a lot of fun every year during the marathon. Café Van Zanten is organizing their famous booze night again this year. Let's hope the sun will be shining. You did not run? No worries! Even then you are welcome for a cold (or hot) drink. At 12.00 hours the party starts and at 23.00 hours you can give your calves a rest.
Wijnbar Janssen en van Dijk
Wine bar Janssen en van Dijk is within walking distance of the finish line, which is nice, because after a long run you'll want to sit down and enjoy yourself with all your supporters. Wijnbar Janssen en van Dijk provides all the ingredients for enjoyment: the wine is chilled, the snacks are warm and there is live entertainment.