The Amazing Race 21 Leg 9

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Leg 9
Starting Line Sokolniki Park
Russia Flag of Russia.svg
Pit Stop House of Rembrandt's Mistress
Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.svg
Winners Natalie & Nadiyaƒ
Last Place Abbie & Ryan
Distance 1368.34 miles
Contains Detour.png U-Turn.png SwitchbackRoadblock.png F-Forward.png


Visited Locations & Tasks

Sheremetyevo International Airport

  • Moscow, Russia Flag of Russia.svg
  • Distance: 15.9 miles

Teams would only be given the flag of their next country, and were told to fly to the country's capital city.

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Schiphol Railway Station

  • Amsterdam
  • Distance: 0.56 miles

Teams had to travel on Amsterdam's metro trains to reach the center of the city.

Amsterdam Centraal Railway Station

  • Amsterdam
  • Distance: 7.88 miles

Van Gogh Café

  • Amsterdam
  • Distance: +0.14 miles

F-Forward.png Fast Forward: Teams wishing to pursue the Fast Forward teams had to find this Café and board an amphibious bus waiting outside called The Floating Dutchman. Teams would ride the bus until it entered the water. Team members would then have to eat soused herrings each before the bus returned to land in order to receive the Fast Forward.

Natalie & Nadiya


  • Amsterdam
  • Distance: 0.36

Teams had to board a boat here and ride down the Amstel River to reach their next destination.


  • Amsterdam
  • Distance: 1.14 miles

Teams would receive a platter of poffertjes from this floating vendor, along with their Detour information.

Amsterdam Bridges / De Duif Church

Museum Geelvinck
  • Amsterdam
  • Distance: 0.45 miles/0.29 miles

Detour.png Detour:

Organ to Grind: Teams had to find one of three street organs on the nearby bridges of Amsterdam. One team member would turn the crank to run the machine, while the other team member would ask for tips from locals. Once they earned €30, they would receive their next clue.
Abbie & Ryan U-Turn.png, Jaymes & James, Trey & Lexi
Back in Time: Teams would travel to the church, where they would have to completely recreate Rembrandt's painting The Night Watch. They would have to organize a group of costumed actors, as well as their props, and then dress up as two of the characters themselves. If they had completely recreated the painting, teams would get their next clue.
Abbie & Ryan, Josh & Brent

Museum Geelvinck

  • Amsterdam
  • Distance from Amsterdam Bridges: 0.16 miles
  • Distance from De Duif Church: 0.23 miles

U-Turn.png Double U-Turn

Jaymes & James ⊃ Abbie & Ryan, Trey & Lexi ⋑ Jaymes & James (failed)

Rural Village Field

  • Ransdorp
  • Distance: 4.74 miles

SwitchbackRoadblock.png Switchback Roadblock: At this familiar location, teams found a Roadblock. Who's ready to jump back in time and make a last ditch effort? This Roadblock recreated the one seen in leg 2 of The Amazing Race 12. The chosen team member had to participate in the traditional Dutch game of fierljeppen. They would have to successfully vault 12 feet over the top of an irrigation ditch and land on the other side without falling into the water. They would then retrieve their next clue and vault back. If at any point they fell in the water, they had to return to shore and try again.

Ryan, James, Josh, Trey

House of Rembrandt's Mistress

  • Ransdorp
  • Distance: 0.19 miles

PitStop.png Pit Stop: Teams were greeted by a Dutch person at the Pit Stop with Hallo, and sent off with Tot Ziens after being checked in.

Prize: $5000 each


Team SP SIA Plane.png SRS Train.png ACR PJB Detour.png MG RVF Roadblock.png HRM PitStop.png Roadblocks
Natalie & Nadiya 3rd A A Steady2.png 1st F-Forward.png Steady2.png 1stƒ Steady2.png 1stƒ Steady2.png 1stƒ Steady2.png 1stƒ Natalie 5, Nadiya 4
Jaymes & James 1st B B Steady2.png 2nd Steady2.png 2nd B Steady2.png 2nd Steady2.png 2nd Steady2.png 2nd Jaymes 5, James 5
Trey & Lexi 2nd C C Steady2.png 3rd Steady2.png 3rd B Steady2.png 3rd Steady2.png 3rd Steady2.png 3rd Trey 5, Lexi 5
Josh & Brent 5th E D Decrease2.png 5th Steady2.png 5th A Increase2.png 4th Steady2.png 4th Steady2.png 4th Josh 5, Brent 5
Abbie & Ryan 4th D Steady2.png 4th Steady2.png 4th A Decrease2.png 5th U-Turn.png Steady2.png 5th Steady2.png 5th Abbie 4, Ryan 6
  • An A indicates that teams completed the Back In Time Detour, while a B indicates that teams completed the Organ To Grind Detour.
  • A bold team member in the Roadblock count indicates the team member who completed this leg's Roadblock.
The Amazing Race 21
Legs 123456789101112
Countries United StatesChinaIndonesiaBangladeshTurkeyRussiaNetherlandsSpainFrance
Teams Abbie & RyanAmy & DanielCaitlin & BrittanyGary & WillJames & AbbaJaymes & JamesJosh & BrentNatalie & NadiyaRob & KelleyRob & SheilaTrey & Lexi
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