Travel advice marathonweekend

Travel to the event
We advise participants and spectators to travel by public transport as much as possible. The Central Station, Beurs and Blaak are easily accessible and are located near the start and finish location. Leuvehaven metro station will be closed on Sunday 16 April 2023 until 3 p.m. Keep in mind that many roads are closed and the city will be very busy.

Travel advice participants Saturday:
- Scholendorp on het Stadhuisplein: Rotterdam Central
- To the start (near the WTC): metro station Beurs en Blaak

Advice specators Sunday:
- To the start (near the WTC): metro station Beurs en Blaak
- To the finish on the Coolsingel: metro station Beurs

Travel advice marathon runners:
- Bag deposit at Schouwburgplein: Rotterdam Central Station
- To the start: metro station Beurs

Travel advice 1/4 marathon runners
- Bag deposit at Schouwburgplein: Rotterdam Central Station
- To the start: Blaak metro station

Travel advice spectators Sunday
- To the start of NN Marathon Rotterdam: metro station Wilhelminaplein
- To the start AA Drink 1/4 Marathon Rotterdam: Blaak metro station
- To the finish on the Coolsingel: metro station Beurs

Road closures

We would like to apologize in advance for any inconvenience caused by the temporary closures on 15 and 16 April 2023 and thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding.

General closures:

  • Coolsingel (Hofplein - Meent): Friday 10 am to Sunday 11 pm
  • Schiedamsedijk: Saturday 6 am to Sunday 8 pm
  • Rodezand + Stadhuisstraat + Raamplein + Doelwater: Saturday 6 am to Sunday 11 pm
  • Burgemeester van Walsumweg: Sunday 5 am to 5 pm

The Wilhelminakade will remain accessible, for this purpose traffic is allowed in two directions in the Otto Reuchlinweg via the Posthumalaan. Are you traveling by car? Then the advice is: if you come into the city from the west, then leave the city in the west. If you are coming from the east, exit through the east as well.

By car

We advise all participants and spectators to travel by public transport as much as possible. If you know people in your area who are also participating or who are going to Rotterdam, try riding together. It is more pleasant, saves costs and is environmentally conscious. Some parking garages in and around the start and finish location around NN Marathon Rotterdam are not accessible or have limited access.

An alternative is to use P+R locations. Because many participants and spectators come by car from outside Rotterdam, the Rotterdam P+R parking garages Kralingse Zoom, Slinge and Alexander can be used free of charge during the marathon weekend. The only condition for the free use of these parking garages is that you use public transport afterwards. Click here for all information about parking in the city.

P + R Adress Metroline Travel time
Meijersplein Fairoaksbaan 300 E 9 min.
Capelsebrug A. v. Rijckevorselplein 20 A/B/C 12 min.
Kralingse Zoom Kralingse Zoom 50 A/B/C 8 min. 
Slinge Slinge 763 D/E 12 min.
Alexander Alexanderlaan 35 A/B/C 18 min.

  

Affordable parking
You can park the car affordable at one of the following parking garages:

  • Parking Europoint (Marconistraat 16) - € 6,- per day
    From here you can quickly take the metro to the start/finish. Click here for more information.

  • Parking Hofplein (Hofplein 20) - € 15,- per day
    Close to the start/finish. Click here for more information.

  • Parking Rotterdam Building (Sint-Luciastraat 59) - € 11,- per day
    Right at the start/finish. Click here for more information.
Accesibility hospitals

Maasstad Hospital
From Rijksweg A-16 only via Rijksweg A-15 (see description below)

From Rijksweg A-29 - via A-15 Ridderster-IJsselmondse Randweg

From A-15 Ridderster-IJsselmondse Randweg

From the right bank of the Maas via the Maastunnel - Pleinweg -Zuidplein- Vaanweg to the Vaanplein A 15 junction in the direction of Dordrecht IJsselmonde Barendrecht and via IJsselmondse Randweg.

Ikazia Hospital
From the Rijksweg A-15 - Vaanplein - Vaanweg - Stevelsweg - Motorstraat.

Erasmus MC & Sophia Children's Hospital
From the Rijksweg A-20 via Kleinpolderplein (exit 13), Stadhoudersweg - Statenweg - tunnel traverse - Rochussenstraat - Zimmermanweg.

From the Rijksweg A-15 via the Vaanplein - Vaanweg - Strevelsweg - Zuidplein - Pleinweg - Maastunnel - Westzeedijk.

Oogziekenhuis
From the Rijksweg A-20 via Kleinpolderplein (exit 13), Stadhoudersweg - Statenweg - tunnel traverse - Rochussenstraat - Westblaak - Hartmansstraat and William Boothlaan.

From the Rijksweg A-15 via Vaanplein - Vaanweg - Strevelsweg - Zuidplein - Pleinweg to the Maastunnel - Droogleever Fortuynplein - Westzeedijk - Vasteland - Schiedamse Vest.

Havenziekenhuis
From the Rijksweg A-16 (exit 25) via the Kralingseplein - Abram van Rijckevorselweg and Maasboulevard.

St. Franciscus Gasthuis
Accessible via the usual routes. Traffic from South Rotterdam is advised to drive via the Rijksweg A-16, Rijksweg A-20 and Schieplein (exit 14).

IJsselland Hospital
Accessible via the usual routes.

By metro

Metro stations Central Station, Beurs, Blaak and Wilhelminaplein are easily accessible and are located near the start locations and the finish. Please note: Leuvehaven metro station will be closed on Sunday 16 April until 3 pm. Plan your trip in advance on 9292.nl.

Travel advice runners
As a marathon runner, it is best to get off at the Beurs metro station to travel to the start on the Schiedamsedijk. As a 1/4 marathon runner, it is best to get off at Blaak metro station to get to the start on the Burg. Van Walsumweg. If you drop out during the marathon, you can travel for free with the RET to the finish location by showing your bib number.

Travel advice spectators
As a spectator, it is best to get off at Wilhelminaplein metro station to see the start of the NN Marathon Rotterdam. Do you want to go to the start of the AA Drink ¼ Marathon Rotterdam as a spectator? Then it is best to get off at Blaak metro station. The course is geared as much as possible to the RET metro lines in Rotterdam, making it easy for you to follow your favorite runner along the course. Free WiFi is available in all metros. This way you can continue to follow your runner, even underground, via the Live Tracking in the event app.

By train (NS)

Rotterdam Central Station and Rotterdam Blaak are within walking distance of the Marathon Sport Expo and the start and finish on the Coolsingel. Participants and visitors can travel to these stations by train on Sunday 16 April. In connection with the NN Marathon Rotterdam, take into account extra crowds on the train. The NS-team Supporter van Bewegen is ready at the station to welcome and encourage everyone.

Do you want to be prepared for the road? Check the Reisplanner or the NS-app ten days in advance for tailor-made travel advice and for more information about train tickets. Also buy your ticket online in advance. If you travel with an OV-chipkaart, load sufficient balance on your card in advance, also for the return journey. This way you avoid a long wait at the ticket machines.

Waterbus

The fast ferry services of the Waterbus take you comfortably and quickly to and from Rotterdam. The Waterbuses sail between Rotterdam and Dordrecht and in the Drechtsteden.


The official race results

Check the official results of the NN Marathon Rotterdam!

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