Countryside Bike Tour
- Price: € 37,50 (all local taxes included, discounts for kids!)
- Duration: about 4 hours
- Distance: about 30 km’s (18 miles)
- Starting: March – Oktober, daily @ 09.30 AM
- Meeting point: Prins Hendrikkade 14, close to Central Station
- Small groups: Never more then 12 persons per group, usually less!
- What we’ll see: Scenic landscapes, dams & dikes, the villages Durgerdam and Ransdorp, a windmill, cows, sheep, birds and more Dutch wildlife.
The countryside bike tour is the perfect break away from Amsterdam! Ride your bike out of the hustle and bustle of the city through the fields and farmlands of Holland. Cycle over dams and dykes and bike through picturesque villages and scenic landscapes. Enjoy a refreshment break halfway through the tour and get a taste of the world’s best apple pie. Discover Amsterdam’s oldest chalk windmill and spot the big five of Holland on this Dutch safari.
This is a fun and active bike tour. You will learn about watermanagement, the Dutch farming industry and windmills. Join us on this relaxing tour and enjoy a perfect morning out in the fields. Hop on and we bike the extra mile for you!
Scenic landscapes, cute villages, dams and dykes…
This tour starts daily at 09.30 am at one of our offices in central Amsterdam. After a quick 2 minute ride we hop on a ferry and cross the water of the IJ-lake. From the north banks of the city it’s a short ride into the fields and farmlands of the Waterland region. This area lays below sea level. Learn about watermanagement and the infrastructure of dams and dikes. Your guide will tell you how the Dutch manage to live below sea level and keep their feet dry.
The scenic bike lanes of this cycle tour of Holland will take us further into the countryside, headed to the picturesque villages of Nieuwendam and Durgerdam. Take your time to get your pictures and learn about the history of these fishermen villages at the shore of the Southern Sea.
The coffee break…
Enjoy a refreshment break at the cute restaurant of the small farmer’s village ‘Holysloot’ halfway through the bike ride. It’s the perfect place to relax a little, use the facilities and ask your guide everything you would like to know. The apple pie they make here is world famous in the region and the perfect fuel to keep us going. We have had people that would only do the countryside tour for a slice of this pie. 🙂
Ransdorp and Amsterdam’s windmill…
After the break, the tour is headed to Ransdorp with it’s remarkable church tower. This former capital of the Waterland region is a true landmark in the area and one of the most picturesque villages in Holland. Learn about it’s fascinating history and take your pictures with the iconic tower.
Before we cycle back to the city we get to see one of the hightlights of our countryside tour: Amsterdam’s most beautiful windmill! This iconic construction from 1792 is a remarkable landmark on the north banks of Amsterdam. Learn about the windmill industry that made Holland a strong economic power and take your pictures before heading back to the city.
On this 4 hour gentle cycle trip we cover about 30 kilometers (18.5 miles). Since our country is as flat as a pancake, most people would consider this a leisurely bike ride. Please note though that this countryside bike tour still requiers a moderate fitness level and equal cycling skills. 30 km is a fair distance. Please be aware of this.
Do you want to go at your own pace or would you prefer to be with your own party? Consider a Private Tour!
This Countryside Bike Tour is also available as a Private Tour! Click for more info!