Location and route
The Amsterdam City Swim takes place at the Marineterrein in Amsterdam, abbreviated to MEA. The MEA is the central point of the swim event. All participants gather at the MEA before entering the water. There, everyone can change their clothes and store personal belongings.
1018 JA Amsterdam
During the Amsterdam City Swim, you can park at Parking Centrum Oosterdok, on the Oosterdokseiland.
From here, via Nemo, you can walk to the event site in about 12 minutes.
All swimmers gather at the Marineterrein.
Short Swim and Junior Swim (700 metres)
The participants of the Short Swim and Junior Swim will walk to the start at the Scheepvaartmuseum. First, they swim towards the city centre, under the Kortjewandsbrug bridge, and then make a U-turn towards the VOC ship anchored at the Scheepvaartmuseum. After which they then swim towards the finish line. There, all swimmers will receive a warm welcome from other participants and the public.
Classic Swim, 2.1 kilometres
Participants of the Classic Swim (2.1 kilometres) will be brought to the Keizersgracht by special buses. The starting point for the Classic Swim will be at Keizergracht at number 663, after which we will swim together through the canals towards the MEA. There, all swimmers will receive a warm welcome from other participants and the public, after which we can toast to the anniversary year and life.