10 Miles

The main distance during the NN Dam tot Damloop is the 10 Miles, a 16.1 km long course between Amsterdam and Zaandam.


The 10 Miles starts on the Prins Hendrikkade in Amsterdam. This is followed immediately by the passage through the IJtunnel, a connection between the city center and Amsterdam North that is only open to runners during the NN Dam tot Damloop. It gets really exciting from the Buiksloterdijk. The enthusiastic residents of the Landsmeerderdijk, Kadoelenweg, Stoombootweg and Appelweg are ready to cheer you on! After the Molenwijkpark you run via the bike path of the Verlengde Stellingweg to the Noorder IJ- en Zeedijk in Zaandam, where the course leads to the finish line on the Peperstraat via the Zuiddijk and the Dam.


The 10 Miles starts at 10.19 hours. The start of the NN Dam tot Damloop is located in Amsterdam on the Prins Hendrikkade. All starts take place from here.

Starting areas
On the Prins Hendrikkade there are five starting areas. Each starting area is open from 20 minutes before the starting time. On signs at the entrance hatch it is clearly indicated with colors and numbers which starting numbers belong to which section. The starting areas will be allocated based on the given target time. At least 10 minutes before the start, each runner must be present in the starting area. The sections are used several times for a starting group. Attention! It is not allowed to start in an earlier area. Starting later is possible.
The 10 Miles helpdesk is on the centre side of Amsterdam Central Station. After the finish, there will also be a helpdesk near the entrance of the Dam tot Dam Park.

Dressing and shower facilities
Changing facilities are only available in Zaandam in Sporthal De Struijck, near the Dam tot Dam Park. There is no shower facility. You can also leave (limited) clothing and bags here. Participants in the Business Run can store their clothing in the changing tent at the Dam tot Dam Park.
Clothing drop-off
Together with the bib number, you will receive a clothing bag specially designed for the NN Dam tot Damloop. This clothing bag should be used to drop off your clothing at the Stationsplein in Amsterdam. After filling the bag with your clothes, make sure the bag is closed. You can hand in the bag at the clothing drop-off point at the Stationsplein in front of Central Station. As you hand in the bag at the clothing collection, you will receive a sticker with a number on it. You need to stick this on your bib number at the start. The same (!) number, together with another sticker will be placed on your clothing bag by an employee. Upon presentation of your sticker on the bib number, you can pick up your clothing bag in Zaandam. Follow the information signs.

It is not possible to leave clothing at or near the starting areas. All clothing will be disposed directly in containers here. Only clothing bags provided by the organisation will be taken in. Sports bags and backpacks do not fit in the containers and will therefore not be accepted.

PLEASE NOTE! The clothing drop-off, transportation and clothing pick-up is at your own risk. This includes leaving your own bags in the locker rooms.

Clothing pick-up
About 150 meters after the finish, on the route to the Dam tot Dam Park, you can pick up the clothing bag you handed in in Amsterdam. These bags are sorted based on the sticker you received in Amsterdam and placed on your bib number. You must be able to show this number when picking up your clothing bag. The lowest number, the participant who turned in his bag 1st, is located right at the beginning of the clothing pick-up. This is 150 meters after the finish line. The last clothing bag taken in Amsterdam, is the furthest away and therefore closest to the Dam tot Dam Park. So the numbering goes from low (150 meters after the finish) to high (Dam tot Dam Park).

TIP! It's a waste to throw away the used clothing bag. In fact, the bag is reusable. Do you want to throw away the clothing bag anyway? Then do so with the plastic waste, so that the bag will be recycled properly.

During the race

Refreshment station
Along the course you will find a number of refreshment stations. These refreshment stations are always placed on the right side of the course. Take this into account when the indication comes that there will be a station and go right. Below you can read what is present where and in what order it is distributed. You will also find toilets and a medical post here.

Distance AA Drink Iso Lemon Water Fruit Sponges







The finish is on the Peperstraat in Zaandam. The time limit of the 10 Miles is 2 hours. The finish line closes at 17.00 hours. You must have passed the kilometer points before the times mentioned below:

  • 6 km - 15.45 hours
  • 11 km - 16.22.30 hours
  • 14 km - 16.45 hours

Runners who are overtaken by the organisation car cased on the pass time schedule and thus will exceed the set time limit, will be asked to end their race and for health and safety reasons to take place in the support vehicle. Should you, despite the request, decide to continue your race, you do so at your own risk. The course is, after passing the support vehicle, again released for all road traffic. The support vehicle will bring dropouts to the Dam tot Dam Park in Zaandam. You will not be eligible for a medal and will not be included in the results.

Clocks and kilometre points
At the start, at all even kilometre points, the 5K point, the 15K point and at the finish there are time clocks. These clocks will be activated at the start of the competition run men. Remember the time on the clock when you start, so you can calculate your times on your way.


At the prominents 10 Miles race are cash prizes to be won in the categories: men's seniors, women's prominent, women's seniors, masters M35, M40, M45, M50, M55, M60, M65, M70, M75, V35, V40, V45, V50, V55, V60, V65 and V70. The prize category will be cancelled in case of less than three started participants. An additional prize will be awarded to the first three men and women resident in the Netherlands.

Man/woman competition
The women's prominents start at 10:19. They start 6.04 minutes earlier than the men. This is the difference between the course records of the men and women. Whoever crosses the line first wins an extra prize.

Prize-giving ceremony
The numbers 1 to 3 in the men's seniors and women's prominents will be honored immediately after the finish on the Peperstraat. The cash prizes will be paid per bank some weeks after the event.