Course

During the Pink Ribbon Dam tot Dam Wandeltocht you will discover the most beautiful places between Amsterdam and Zaandam in attractive routes over 10, 20, 27 and 42 km. Stamp posts are set up along the routes, where you will be offered something delicious to eat or drink. The posts also include facilities such as seating, toilets and medical care.

  • Extensive care at stamp posts;
  • The finish in the Dam tot Dam Park is open until 17.00 hours;
  • Fully marked out routes.

Walking safe

During our events, we as an organization want to create the safest possible road situation for walkers and other road users. That’s why it’s important to all show the same walking behavior. We ask you to walk on the right as much as possible during our walking events. This allows us to avoid ambiguity on routes that aren’t completely closed to walkers.

Please note!
It’s not allowed to bring pets (with exception of a leashed dog) and objects such as banners, etc.

10 km

You start at the Dam tot Dam Park in Zaandam. From there you walk to Darwin Park via the Panneroodstraat. The southern part of the Darwin Park is dedicated to nature and education. Here you’ll find a school garden complex, the petting zoo Darwin Park and Nature Museum E. Heimans. In addition, along the North-South Path there are four theme gardens (woodland garden, marsh garden, grass garden and water garden) with artworks, designed by Kees Bierman. After this you continue to the Noorder IJ- en Zeedijk, where the route connects to the route of the 20, 27 and 42 km hikers. You walk the route with them via the port of Zaandam and along the Zaan. Shortly before the finish, all participants can deviate from the route for a while to visit the Czaar Peterhuisje. The finish is in the Dam tot Dam Park in Zaandam, where you’ll be welcomed with music.

Care postOpening hours
Vredeweg9.30 – 16.00 hours

Dam tot Dam Wandeltocht

20 km

You depart from the Dam Square with sights such as the Royal Palace, the Nieuwe Kerk and the National Monument. After passing through the characteristic Amsterdam neighborhood ‘Jordaan’ and along the Amsterdam canals, you cross the IJ with the Buiksloterwegveer. This ferry sails according to the regular timetable. The 20, 27 and 42 km routes converge at the Buiksloterbrug via the Flora Park. This place with its authentic wooden Zaan houses, will end you up upon the course from the Dam tot Damloop, which you will follow until the atmospheric Dam in Zaandam. There’s only a deviation from the route to walk along the harbor of Zaandam aan de Zaan. The finish is in the Dam tot Dam Park in Zaandam.

Care postOpening hours
Barkpad8.00 – 14.00 hours
Molenwijkpark8.30 – 15.00 hours
Vredeweg9.30 – 16.00 hours

27 km

You depart from the Dam Square with sights such as the Royal Palace, the Nieuwe Kerk and the National Monument. After this you’ll get to know the bustling center of Amsterdam. Along canals, seventeenth century mansions, the Maritime Museum and many cozy streets in the center, you walk through the Indonesian neighborhood to the Amsterdamsebrug. The IJ is crossed via the Schellingwouderbrug. After this you walk via Schellingwoude and Nieuwendam to Amsterdam-Noord. At the Buiksloterbrug you’ll meet the participants of the 20 km. This place with its wooden Zaan houses, will end you up on the course from the Dam tot Damloop, which you will follow until the atmospheric Dam in Zaandam. There’s only a deviation from the route to walk along the harbor of Zaandam aan de Zaan. The finish is in the Dam tot Dam Park in Zaandam.

Care postOpening hours
Amsterdamsebrug7.30 – 12.15 hours
Barkpad8.00 – 14.00 hours
Molenwijpark8.30 – 15.00 hours

42 km

You depart from the Dam Square with sights such as the Royal Palace, the Nieuwe Kerk and the National Monument. After this you’ll get to know the bustling center of Amsterdam. Along canals, seventeenth century mansions, the Maritime Museum and many cozy streets in the center, you walk through the Indonesian neighborhood to the Amsterdamsebrug. The IJ is crossed via the Schellingwoudebrug, after which you walk a loop through Waterland. About the Waterlandse Zeedijk where you look out over the Kinselmeer and Markermeer. Attractive villages like Durgerdam and Ransdorp are also included in this rural route. After this you’ll join the route of the 27 km and walk via Schellingwoude and Nieuwendam to Amsterdam-Noord. At the Buiksloterbrug you’ll meet the participants of the 20 km. This place with its authentic wooden Zaan houses, will end you up on the course of the Dam tot Damloop, which you will follow until the atmospheric Dam in Zaandam. There’s only a deviation from the route to walk along the harbor of Zaandam aan de Zaan. The finish is in the Dam tot Dam Park.

Care postOpening hours 
Amsterdamseweg7.30 – 12.15 hours
Ransdorp9.15 – 12.00 hours
Barkpad8.00 – 14.00 hours
Molenwijkpark8.30 – 15.00 hours
Vredeweg9.30 – 16.00 hours

Dam tot Dam Wandeltocht

Wheelchair accessible

In general, the Pink Ribbon Dam tot Dam Wandeltocht is wheelchair accessible. These are the parts of the route that aren’t directly accessible:

10 km

  • At the Doctor J.M. Den Uylbrug, follow the cycle path to cross the bridge.

20 km

  • Crowded in the tight streets of the Jordaan
  • The care post Barkpad is unpaved
  • At the Doctor J.M. Den Uylbrug, follow the cycle path to cross the bridge.

27 km

  • Amsterdamsebrug: follow the cycle path via Insulindeweg, not via Zeeburgerdijk. This means you’ll mis care post Amsterdamsebrug. Then follow the bridge (Zuiderzeeweg).
  • Schellingwoudebrug: Follow all the way and turn left into the Liergouw. There you’ll come back on the course.
  • The care post Barkpad is unpaved
  • At the Doctor J.M. Den Uylbrug, follow the cycle path to cross the bridge.

42 km

  • Amsterdamsebrug: follow the cycle path via Insulindeweg, not via Zeeburgerdijk. This means you’ll mis care post Amsterdamsebrug. Then follow the bridge (Zuiderzeeweg).
  • Schellingwoudebrug: Follow all the way and turn left into the Liergouw. There you’ll come back on the course.
  • The care post Barkpad is unpaved
  • At the Doctor J.M. Den Uylbrug, follow the cycle path to cross the bridge.