On the day of the event Egmond aan Zee will be closed to incoming traffic from 08:00 to 18:00. So we recommend that you use the shuttle buses.
On the day of the event Egmond aan Zee will be closed to incoming traffic from 08:00 to 18:00. Between these times you can get to Egmond by shuttle bus, by bike or on foot. Participants and spectators are advised to use the shuttle buses. The shuttles travel straight to the Sporthal De Watertoren sports centre in Egmond aan Zee along Hoeverweg and the Heilooër Zeeweg pedestrian area. The journey takes approximately 15 to 20 minutes from Alkmaar and approximately 15 minutes from Heiloo. You can park your car in Alkmaar or Heiloo.
To travel on the shuttle, you need a ticket. Pre-ordered tickets cost € 3.95 each and will be issued with your race bib. Tickets purchased at the departure point cost € 5.00 each. Children under 13 can travel on the shuttle free of charge.
If you decide to purchase another a ticket on the day, please bear in mind that there are likely to be queues at the ticket office at certain times and you cannot pay with a card.
Shuttle buses will depart from the pick-up points and travel to Egmond aan Zee approximately every 5 minutes from 08:30 until midday.
After the race
Shuttle buses will depart from Sportlaan, near the VV Egmondia football pitch in Egmond aan Zee. The pick-up point is approximately 200 metres from the Sporthal De Watertoren sports centre. Shuttle buses will travel back to Heiloo and Alkmaar from 12:00 to 17:15.
Departure queues peak between 14:30 and 16:00. This can mean a long wait at the pick-up point in Egmond aan Zee. This is inconvenient not only for the participants but also for the organisers. If you are not in a hurry, you may prefer to sit in a cafe rather than wait in line between 14:30 and 16:00. More buses will be running during the busiest period. And we hope that this will reduce the waiting time. But Egmond is a coastal village with only one main road, so delays are inevitable.
If you are planning to travel by train, we recommend that you get off at Heiloo and travel to Egmond aan Zee on the shuttle. The shuttle pick-up point, which is approximately 100 metres from the station, is signposted from the station.
We recommend that you park in one of the following car parks and travel to Egmond aan Zee on the shuttle.
- P1 Alkmaar (next the Sportpaleis Alkmaar near the De Meent sports complex)
Address: Terborchlaan 200, 1816 LE Alkmaar.
Approaching on the A9: exit at junction 12 to Alkmaar. At the roundabout take the third exit to Den Helder/Heiloo. After 3.3 km turn left onto Terborchlaan (N512) to Egmond. After 300 metres turn right into Sportpaleis Alkmaar.
- P2 Alkmaar (next to P+R Bergermeer)
Address: Robonsbosweg 1, 1816 MK Alkmaar
Approaching from North-Holland North (Den Helder, Schagen) and the Northern Netherlands (Afsluitdijk): take the northern ring road (N9) to Alkmaar. Exit at Bergen and after about 100 metres turn left onto Robonsbosweg.
- P3 Heiloo (next to the Winkelcentrum ’t Loo shopping centre)
Address: Heerenweg 153, 1851 KN Heiloo
Approaching from the Coen Tunnel, the Zeeburgertunnel, the Zaanstreek region and Uitgeest on the N203 to Heiloo: carry straight on to the little white church, turn left at the roundabout and follow the road to the car park.
- P4 Heiloo (at the Heiloo train station)
Address: Stationsweg 90/A, 1851 LM Heiloo
The shuttle pick-up point is approximately 100 metres to the west of the Heiloo train station.
- P5 Heiloo (at the Zwembad Het Baafje swimming pool)
Address: De Omloop 11, 1852 RJ Heiloo
Approaching on the N203 (Uitgeest-Limmen) to Heiloo: carry straight on until you pass the little white church, then turn left onto Kerkelaan. After approximately 3 km you will see Zwembad Het Baafje on your right. You can park your car here and in the adjacent residential area. The shuttle bus departs from Heilooër Zeeweg, which is 200 metres from the swimming pool.