An Olympic Tour de force
The Marathon Tower in front of the Olympic Stadium is of enormous historical significance. The striking building was conceived by architect Jan Wils and is located on the right in front of the entrance to the Olympic Stadium. The tower is 46 meters high and has a staircase. The Olympic Fire was lit in this tower for the first time in 1928. Amsterdam caused an international sensation with this and the symbolic lighting of the flame is still inextricably linked to the Olympic Games.
Due to the special nature of the tower, a maximum of 6 people can participate per tour. Children over 8 years accompanied by parent/guardian. The tours start at 10:00 AM and start every half hour. The last tour is at 3:30 PM.
The Marathon Tower is not accessible for the disabled. Visiting is on own risk.