See Amsterdam the Dutch way and explore the city by bike! You’ll soon feel like a local Amsterdammer as this small group tour pedals out of the center and into the quieter areas and hidden spots of The Netherlands’ largest city.
Look at different types of architecture and discover how Amsterdam reused the old spaces and reclaimed new land. Cycle along the waterfront, weather permitting, and experience the shipping industry of Amsterdam’s past. See one of the city’s windmills across from a local brewery and snap that perfect Holland photo.
Along the way, you will discover many diverse neighbourhoods and hear amazing tales of how Amsterdam grew from a small farming community to a port of global importance.
There is no better way to get familiar with this wonderful city than by bike!
To begin your Amsterdam Bike Tour you should meet your local guide at the city centre and hopping on a Dutch back-pedal bike. Your Amsterdam bike tour adventure is inspired by Pete Jordan’s “In the City of Bikes”, a tale of bike culture in the city throughout history, which lends an intriguing narrative to the day’s adventure.
Starting from the center of town, pedal towards the city’s oldest warehouse district.
We’ll weave our way through Amsterdam’s history and growth by starting out downtown and then making our way out to the northern dijks (dykes). Along the way we’ll hit up historical sites in the financial district and get an up close look at the city’s defences, learning how windmills, canals, and walls helped build this nation and its people.
You will have time to admire some of Amsterdam’s ultra-modern buildings as well, with a stop at the newest library terrace, where you can see the city sprawl out below and have maybe a coffee and chat with the guide.
The sheer volume of bikes and cyclists in Amsterdam will be apparent throughout your tour, from a waterfront stop that’s home to no less than 500 bikes parked in stalls to thrilling infamous intersections where at least 30 bikes of all shapes and sizes whiz by every minute.
By the time you’re done, this Amsterdam bike tour will have you cycling and feeling just like a local.
We were met by Sean who arrived by tram, having had his bike stolen the night before! So he had to hire a bike, like the rest of us. There were 6 of us in the group, 3 couples-...Mrs J E Brookes
01 Mar - 31 Oct: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Start time: 1000h (10:00am)
Duration: 3 hours
Dam Square, National Monument. Depending on the weather, your guide will be wearing a local activity operator shirt or carrying an local activity operator sign umbrella. There will then be a short walk to the bike rental shop.
Please report at the meeting point 10 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
The tour ends at Dam Square
Due to the changing Dutch weather it is important to make sure to be well equipped against rain and wind, and to be wearing proper foot gear for the bike ride
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