Length 6 km (3.7 miles), terrain flat (hey, you're in Amsterdam)
Amsterdam running routes:
Three parks route
Amsterdam canals run
Sloterpark lake loop
Amstel river trail
Amsterdamse Bos run
For more running routes, see Route List.
Here's another peaceful park route for Amsterdam. If you are looking for new horizons with lots of water and green parkland, the Sloterpark is a good place to go. There are a lot of runners and bicyclists there, and a marked trail, the Rondje Sloterplas.
|Along Sloterplas lake|
NOTE: see the Destinations Tips page for tips about spending your free time in this great town!
I was working in the nearby Sloterdijk business park this week, near the Sloterdijk Station, and decided to check it out. It adds an extra kilometer at each end if you run directly there from Sloterdijk Station. Otherwise, you can easily get to Sloterpark via the metro to nearby Jan van Galenstraat Station, or take one of several tram lines that head out that way.
|Rondje Sloterplas trail sign|
We'll just run clockwise around the lake, with the water to your right side. There are parallel paved foot- and bike-trails (as you often find in Amsterdam). The Rondje Sloterplas trail is marked with signs and maps, and every 200 meters a distance marker along the wider bike-trail shows how far you've gone.
|The 1.2-km marker|
|Boats along the shore|
|Café at the south end of Sloterplas lake|
Follow the shore until you get to the first bridge, where your turn right again to head north along the west side of the lake.
|At the swimming beach|
When you pass the swimming hall, you can turn right to get back to the water.
|Neighboring houses near the north end|