Location and route

The Amsterdam City Swim takes place in the heart of Amsterdam. This edition, the layout of the terrain is different from previous years.

Marineterrein Amsterdam
Kattenburgerstraat 5
1018 JA Amsterdam

A. ACS Festival Site (ACS Festivalterrein)
The ACS Festival Site is where everyone comes together; swimmers, visitors, patients, volunteers, and sponsors. Here you can buy a drink or a snack, enjoy the company, entertainment, the afterparty, and where the Cheque Ceremony takes place. Visitors need to purchase a visitor's ticket.

B. ACS Swimmers AREA (ACS Zwemmmers AREA)
The Swimmers AREA is accessible only for swimmers and patients. Here is where registration takes place, swimming necessities are collected, everyone can change, and personal belongings can be stored. To gain access to the area, you must have a valid start certificate in your name. For patients, there is a rest area here.

C. Finish
The finish for both the Junior and Short Swim (700 meters) as well as the Classic Swim (2.1 km) is located in the Binnenhaven of the Marineterrein. The finish pontoon is specially accessible for people with ALS, PLS, and PSMA and their loved ones. In addition, the quay is freely accessible from where you have a beautiful view of the finishing swimmers.

D. Start Junior & Short Swim (700 meters)
Swimmers of the Short Swim and Junior Swim will walk to the start at the Maritime Museum. First, they swim towards the center, under the Kortjewandsbrug, then turn back towards the VOC ship anchored at the Maritime Museum, and then swim towards the finish.

E. Start Classic Swim (2.1 km, not on the map)
Swimmers of the Classic Swim will be brought to Keizersgracht by buses (accessible only to swimmers and patients). The starting signal for the Classic Swim is at Keizersgracht near number 663, after which we swim together through the canals towards the MEA.

During the Amsterdam City Swim, you can park at Parking Centrum Oosterdok, on Oosterdokseiland.
From here, you walk via NEMO, which takes about 12 minutes to the site.