Running tours in Amsterdam
Amsterdam running tours start in March.
Seattle Times travel writer
Northwest travel guides
Cycling tours are popular throughout Europe, but running tours?
That's what two members of a Dutch triathlon club had in mind when they formed "Tourist Run Amsterdam," a company that will launch running tours of the city starting next month.
Licensed guides who are also seasoned runners will provide "running commentary" as they lead tourists on 5-mile jogs along the canals, across bridges, through the Red Light district, Dam square and past the Anne Frank House. Groups are limited to five. The one-hour tours are held Saturdays and Sundays at 9 a.m. Cost is 20 euros ($27 at current exchange rates), and includes a drink after the run and a city map. Details at www.touristrunamsterdam.com.