On 6 and 7 April the largest sport event of the year is organised: Marathon Rotterdam. Like every year this weekend Inntel Hotels Rotterdam Centre and Mainport transform in a real runners hotel. Together with the guests, the hotel staff lives towards the exciting start and do their utmost to make the runners and spectators as comfortable as possible.
With more than 22,000 runners the Marathon of Rotterdam is the largest in the Netherlands. This event is known for its fantastic atmosphere and enthusiastic spectators. The popularity among top athletes is explained by the very fast (flat, straight and low level) track, which enables record-breaking runs nearly every year! The finish is situated on the vibrant Coolsingel and is one of the best experiences a runner can go through; every contestant receives a heroís welcome.
Good to know
On Saturday 6 April you can enjoy a pasta party! This ‘Marathon Pasta Buffet’ offers healthy pasta, salads, shakes and fresh fruit to prep you for the big day. Reserve for € 34.50 per person.
From Saturday 6 April at 12 noon until Sunday 7 April at 8 PM the Schiedamsedijk – the road in front of the hotel – will be closed. You cannot reach the hotel by car during these hours. The Erasmus bridge closes for traffic in both directions on Sunday 7 April at 8 AM till 4 PM (direction toward Rotterdam South open from 12 noon).
This year’s edition of the Marathon starts directly in front of Inntel Hotels Rotterdam Centre and Mainport. Because of the location of the start area, the pavement in front of the hotel is closed from 7.45AM till 11 AM. As a guest of the hotel, you will still be able to enter or leave the hotel. Please note that it might be extra crowded during these hours.
Parking and acessibility
You can park your car easily at parking garage ‘De Boompjes’ (7 April between 2:30 PM and 4:30 PM closed) via the Maasboulevard (Rotterdam-East) or parking garage ‘Erasmusbrug’ via the Westzeedijk (Rotterdam-West). Both parking garages are within 100 meters walking distance from the hotel. The costs are €19 per 24 hours if you pay at the reception desk in the hotel. The Valet Parking Service is not available during the marathon weekend.
Metro station Leuvehaven
Metro station Leuvehaven is closed on Sunday 7 April till 3 PM. Please use metro station Beurs within 500 meters walking distance to reach our hotel and start of the Marathon. As a spectator, we recommend exiting the metro at station Wilhelminaplein (accessible via metro stop Beurs) on the other side of the Erasmus bridge.
The extensive breakfast buffet will be served early in the morning from 6 AM on Sunday. Haven’t reserved breakfast yet? You can still reserve breakfast in advance for €19 per person per night in Inntel Hotels Rotterdam Centre and €21 per person per night in Mainport.
Late check-out not possible
Currently, it is not possible anymore to reserve a late check-out. You can store your luggage at the hotel.
Test shot & music at the start
The Marathon starts directly in front of the hotel. To ensure a flawless start the organization will do a test shot at 8:30 AM. From this time on also the music starts to motivate all runners!
Coffee and tea to go
Enjoy fresh brewed coffee or tea to go! You can purchase your coffee or tea to go from the restaurant in one of the hotels.
Inntel Hotels Rotterdam Centre and Mainport are the perfect hotels for a marathon runner or spectator. The staff is very supportive and will do their utmost to provide you the best marathon experience as possible. Is the marathon a little bit out of your league but you do like to experience running through the city of Rotterdam? The hotel staff can provide you the best running routes through the city.
Rotterdam is a great running city. Several routes will lead you through different harbours, bridges and other highlights of the port of Rotterdam like the Erasmus Bridge, the Leuvehaven and the Willems Bridge. The distances vary from 3.5 until 21 kilometres. With the sun on your face running along the water and impressive ships passing by; what more do you want?