Amsterdam Marathon Summary Over 16,500 runners take part each year, which takes place in Amsterdam, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. The race starts and ends in the historic Olympic stadium. Along the way, you'll pass by the Amsel River and run through Rijksmuseum and Vondelpark as well as several stunning windmills and canals. Registration Register for Amsterdam Marathon How much will it cost? A minimum sponsorship of £150 is required.