Originally Posted by dowlinj
Looking to do this myself. Anyone got advice on accommodation options?
I stayed in Hotel Emma (the name sounds sh1t but it was a nice place). Was the cheapest I could find for that weekend at 90 euro a night or something like that. Book as early as possible.
Rotterdam is my only marathon so have nothing to compare it to but it was a very well run marathon. The cheap entry fee, free photos, free videos, and then a free book about the marathon a few weeks later with all the results in it was a nice touch. Wasn't terribly impressed with the food that was available at the finish line. Cant remember what it was but I remember being a bit disappointed.
Not an exciting city by any means and not picturesque at all (thank the Germans for that!!) but it's pan flat and well supported with lots of music played at various points. The out and back part of the course is a killer though, seeing people coming the other direction to you.
Some oul craic in the Irish bar that night.