City Bike Tour Amsterdam
City Bike Tour details:
- Price: € 30,- (special prices for kids)
- Duration: 3 hours
- Distance: 12 km’s ( 8 miles)
- Starting: Daily at 10 AM and 2 PM
- Language: English (German and Dutch available on request)
- Meeting point: Spuistraat 30, close to Central Station
- Small groups: Max. 11 persons per group, usually less!
- What we’ll see: Hidden gems & secret courtyards, canal district, Jordaan neighbourhood, Vondelpark, National Museums, Anne Frank House, Inside stories and tips, and much more….
Highlights and hidden gems
Our city bike tour of Amsterdam takes you off the beaten track to the undiscovered parts of the Dutch capital. Bike with us to the city ‘s secrets and hidden gems and discover parts of Amsterdam that remain unknown for others. Learn about Amsterdam ‘s history and cycle past important landmarks. This city bike tour is more then a sightseeing tour on wheels. It’s the way to get to know the real Amsterdam.
City Bike Tour ‘s Itinery
The city bike tour starts from our office at Spuistraat 30. This is centrally located and close to Amsterdam Central Station. We ride our bikes through the historic city centre of Amsterdam and cycle alongside the canals and across the city ‘s bridges.
Amsterdam in the 17th century…
On one of the first stops, we visit the head office of the Dutch West-Indian Company and learn about the economy and history of 17th century Amsterdam. While getting an understanding about what was known as Amsterdam ‘s Golden Age, we are headed to the Jordaan, one of the city ‘s most picturesque quarters. We ride our bikes through the quiet backstreets of this former working class area and discover the many hidden gems and secret courtyards of the neighborhood.
After about 90 minutes of cycling and learning it ‘s time for a short pit stop. A great opportunity to enjoy a local café for a short coffee (or beer! 🙂 ) break halfway through the tour. A moment to relax, use facilities and get to know your guide and fellow travelers.
A ride in the park…
The second part of the tour consists of more cycling and some important monuments. An absolute highlight of the city bike tour is a visit to the Vondelpark. This enormous oasis is Amsterdam ‘s largest park and a hot spot among locals. A bike ride through the Vondelpark is a must do when in Amsterdam!
The sights get bigger towards the end of the tour. Our final stop will be at the overwhelming Museum Square, surrounded by monuments and museums. We talk about the rich art collections to find at the center of art and culture in the Netherlands. From Vincent van Gogh to Rembrandt and Vermeer. From the Royal Concert Hall and the Moco Museum to our national museum. Via the world ‘s most beautiful bike lane under the arch of the Rijksmuseum we bike back alongside the canals to where we started the tour.
We find it important to keep our groups small. We offer personal and high quality bike tours and are proud be Amsterdam ‘s bike tour company with the smallest groups!
If you sign up for our city bike tour, we ensure you a group that has no more then 11 participants (probably less!). This gives you the chance to actually get to know us and to ask us all your questions. It gives us the chance to take you into the veins of the city and visit small and undiscovered places.
Coming to Amsterdam with a big group? That ‘s awesome! Contact us for a Private Bike Tour!
Cycling in Amsterdam
Amsterdam is the biking capital of the world. With about one million bikes for 850.000 inhabitants, Amsterdam has more bikes then people. Over 60% of all Amsterdammers ride their bike every day and no less then 35% of all movements in the city are made on bikes. This makes cycling the number one mode of transport of the locals.
Over the past 50 years, Amsterdam invested in a deep infrastructure of bike lanes throughout the entire city. There ‘s more then 500 km ‘s of bike lanes and cyclists are respected by everyone. In Amsterdam cyclists are not the exception but the dominant participants in traffic. Legislation and traffic rules are in favor of cyclists. All these conditions together make Amsterdam a true biking paradise where cycling is easy and safe.
Discover Amsterdam like a local
Cycling in Amsterdam is an unforgettable experience. We believe it ‘s also a must do for every visitor that wants to discover Amsterdam like a local and feel what this city really is about. This city bike tour is more then a chance to explore Amsterdam and learn about it’s history in a fun and relaxing way. It is also a chance to ride your bike and experience cycling in the biking capital of the world!
Duration and cycle skills of the city bike tour
The city bike tour takes about 3 hours. We will bike about 12 km ‘s on this tour. Amsterdam ‘s terrain is Amsterdam is the most bike friendly city in the world and we cycle through town at a leisurely pace. Riding a bicycle in Amsterdam is safe and easy but only for those who know how to ride a bike. We explain traffic rules and lead you through the city in a safe way but please note that you got to know how to ride a bike before you hop on one.