Why we run? Where we run?
The moment of inspiration
It was late summer 2009. Hans-Peter (“HP” to his friends) and Paul were running in Amsterdam. It must have been early morning, because the sun, still colored orange, was rising and suddenly appeared between a bell gable and a stepped gable canal house in the very heart of Amsterdam. Amsterdam was at its prettiest, the 17th-century houses mirrored in the canals with a little help from the sun. Amsterdam was still asleep, unaware of the splendid natural beauty outside. Unlike us: trained runners and “Amsterdammers”, we inhaled Amsterdam with every breath and every stride we took. And so we ran on along te canals, half in a trance at all the beauty surrounding us, and we started chatting about what a privilege it was to be able to combine our love of running with our passion for the city Amsterdam. Suddenly an idea struck us: why not share it with the rest of the world? Tourists, should also be able to experience this magical feeling. To explore and enjoy Amsterdam in a relaxed but sporting way! Let’s make it happen. Let’s run in Amsterdam together.
And so we did and here we are with our company Tourist Run Amsterdam. We’d like to get to know you and for you to discover Amsterdam. We’ll show you around in a one-hour (or thereabouts) running tour, taking in all the highlights. And when you get back to your hotel, you’ll be filled with new sweet memories of one of the most romantic places on Earth: Amsterdam!
Both of us are members of an Amsterdam triathlon club. Most of our guides are too. All of them are well-trained athletes. They know Amsterdam and will be able to give you background info on lots of the places of interest you’ll pass by.