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From Amsterdam: Zaanse Schans & Zaandam E-Bike Tour

1. From Amsterdam: Zaanse Schans & Zaandam E-Bike Tour

There’s nothing better than spending a sunny summers day riding through the the countryside of Holland. A short ferry ride and an easy 20-minute cycle through the north of the city and we’ll reach the Waterlands, the countryside just outside of Amsterdam. Soon it’s cows and farmers’ signs offering up freshly made ice-cream and milk. There will be plenty of photo opportunities along the way as we cruise through the countryside en route to the Dutch Heritage site of the Zaanse Schans. You’ll have free time to explore, snap photos, checkout some cheese and clog stalls or visit the first ever Albert Heijn. Our return route will bring us back to town via Zaandam and its famous Intelhotel made from nearly 70 traditional Zaanse-style wooden houses. Coming back into town takes us past the NDSM werf in north Amsterdam. Since we'll spend most of our time outside the city, the stress of biking in Amsterdam will be minimized. Because the Netherlands is relatively flat, one does not need to be in top shape to partake but the ability to be physically active over the course of the tour is recommended. The use of electric bikes on this tour will certainly help make the roughly 40km tour a breeze.

Amsterdam: Guided Bike Tour of Central Amsterdam

2. Amsterdam: Guided Bike Tour of Central Amsterdam

Discover the sights of central Amsterdam with an expert guide riding by your side. You’ll learn about the city’s culture, see important historical sites, and famous hotspots as well as lesser-known local favorites.  Start your journey near the central station, pass the impressive A’DAM Tower, and ride over to the Western Islands, which are filled with charming drawbridges, old warehouses, and chic artists' studios.  Continue along the Brouwersgracht Canal and visit the trendy Jordaan and 9 Street districts flanked by indie boutiques, cozy cafes, and hip eateries. As you ride deeper into the city center, you will enter the Grachtengordel neighborhood and zoom past the Westerkerk (Western Church) and the historic Anne Frank House.  Feel the buzz of music and street performers around Leidseplein Square, a busy theater district with a buzzing nightlife.  After so much excitement, enjoy a pleasant break in the Vondelpark, the largest park in Amsterdam and the most famous park in the Netherlands. Feeling recharged, circle the Museum Quarter and ride through the narrow streets of the Bohemian-influenced De Pijp neighborhood.  Cross the iconic Magere Brug (skinny bridge), a wooden drawbridge over the River Amstel, and arrive at the famed Artis Zoo leading into the Maritime Quarter.  Admire the impressive replica of a 17th-century Dutch East Indian Company ship at the Salt Harbour, before returning to back where your bike journey began.

Amsterdam: Guided Sightseeing Bike Tour

3. Amsterdam: Guided Sightseeing Bike Tour

Amsterdam is the perfect bike city and there is no better way to discover it than on this guided bike tour. The best way to see and experience this city is like the locals on a bike. Meet your guide in the bike shop and they will provide you with a city bike that is comfortable for you. During the tour there will be time for a number of stops at interesting places where your personal guide will tell you about the history and architecture of these locations. You will discover some of the most important sites and learn all about the rich history of Amsterdam. You will visit the famous canals, the Dutch Protestant Westerkerk and the Anne Frank House on the Prinsengracht. Then cycle through the various neighborhoods of Amsterdam, such as the Jordaan, where you will pass Rembrandt's house and the Rijksmuseum, with its rich collection of Dutch art and history. Next, you will discover and cycle through the Museumplein and the Vondelpark before heading back to the starting point.

Amsterdam: 2-Hour City Highlights Guided Bike Tour

4. Amsterdam: 2-Hour City Highlights Guided Bike Tour

Experience Amsterdam on this 2-hour bike tour. Enjoy the first company in Amsterdam to offer guided bicycle tours, with friendly guides that will show you the authentic Amsterdam on a relaxed tour of the city. See all the major highlights as you learn about Amsterdam's rich history. Visit the old western harbor. Cycle through a maze of idyllic canals, and ride into hidden courtyards where you will have plenty of opportunities to photograph the city. In addition, you will get to explore the various diverse neighborhoods of Amsterdam, riding through the Jordan Quarter, where you will pass Rembrandt’s house. Continue to the Rijksmuseum, a state museum dedicated to art and history, and exploring the infamous Red Light District, where you can experience Amsterdam’s underground culture.

Amsterdam: Sight Seeing Bike Tour with Guide

5. Amsterdam: Sight Seeing Bike Tour with Guide

After gathering at the small headquarters next to Central Station where you will get your bikes, you'll go on a 2 hours and a half tour with a friendly and experienced guide. You will discover the canals of Amsterdam, the secrets of the Dutch architecture, one of a kind locations, the wealth of the Dutch Golden Age, and some other very well kept secrets. The guide will stop throughout the visit to give you more information about the key locations and historical buildings of Amsterdam. This will give you plenty of time to capture these amazing sights with your cameras! You will also have the opportunity to cycle through the Jordaan, or along Anne Frank's house, Vondelpark, historical buildings, and other less famous places that will make you feel like an Amsterdammer in only 2 hours and a half! You will ride on top Dutch bikes from the brand Batavus. These bikes are reknowned for their comfort so you can focus only on sightseeing and on the guide.

Amsterdam 3-Hour Bike Tour: Backstreets and Hidden Gems

6. Amsterdam 3-Hour Bike Tour: Backstreets and Hidden Gems

Experience Amsterdam like a local with a bike tour on the city's well-maintained bike paths. Ride through the Jordaan area, Vondelpark, and reach the stunning Museum Square (Museumplein). Meet your guide to collect your bikes, and head off to find some of the city’s hidden gems. Start with the popular Jordaan area, riding the safe backstreets to cross over canals. Go to courtyards and churches that are often missed by tourists. Listen as your guide shares with you the origin and history of each site along the way. End your tour of the Jordaan area at Anne Frank’s House and learn about one of Amsterdam’s most famous and heroic former residents. Enjoy a relaxing break at a charming café where you can purchase something to eat and drink. Cycle to Vondelpark and cruise through Amsterdam’s favorite urban oasis. Head to Museum Square (Museumplein) to learn about the city’s most popular cultural attractions, such as the Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum, and Concertgebouw. Return to the meeting point at the end of your tour. 

Amsterdam: Bike Rental

7. Amsterdam: Bike Rental

Rent a bike to make the most of your visit to Amsterdam. Cycle easily from one landmark to another, along the beautiful canals, through the artsy Jordaan neighborhood, the famous Red Light District, or through the breathtaking Vondelpark. You can also cycle out of the city for a trip through the beautiful landscape around Amsterdam, such as the rural Waterland or the green Amstelland, along the Amstel River. Receive guidance on various cycling routes, traffic and parking rules, and a high-quality bike. With five bike rental locations in the center of Amsterdam, there’s always a location nearby. Choose from footbrake or handbrake bicycles in all models and sizes. Have the bike adjusted to your height, and embark on your adventure across the city.

Amsterdam: 3-Hour Zaanse Schans Windmills Tour w/ Guide

8. Amsterdam: 3-Hour Zaanse Schans Windmills Tour w/ Guide

After gathering at the small headquarters next to Central Station where you will get your bikes, you'll go on a 3-hour tour with a friendly and experienced guide. The banks of the Zaan River, a few kilometers north of Amsterdam, is the set of one of the most photogenic village of windmills in the Netherlands. The famous painter Claude Monet, during his stay in Holland, found here his main source of inspiration. It is your turn to discover this unique place, a postcard setting which represents perfectly the Holland of old times. The village of windmills has become a protected regional reserve, the perfect location for a splendid bike tour, led by one of the tour guides who will share with you the history and traditions of Holland. Ride on top of the Dutch bikes from the brand Batavus. These bikes are reknown for their comfort so you can focus on sightseeing only and on the stories of the guides.

Prosecco Bigbike Tour 1,5 hrs Amsterdam

9. Prosecco Bigbike Tour 1,5 hrs Amsterdam

Get on the bike, have a bottle of bubbly Prosecco and discover Amsterdam in an adventurous and energetic way with a 1.5-hour private mobile bar tour by group party bike! On the tour, you'll travel along the blossoming area of Amsterdam-Noord, just outside the city centre. This is the place to be for any visitor of Amsterdam as it brings together beautiful architecture, cosy cafes and artistic sights. Pedal along on our peddle bike as you enjoy bubbly Prosecco, and leave the navigating to your sober driver and guide. drink beer or prosecco and enjoy the peddle ride!

Amsterdam: Countryside Bike Tour and Zaanse Schans Windmills

10. Amsterdam: Countryside Bike Tour and Zaanse Schans Windmills

Learn about Dutch culture and history as you discover the area of Zaanse Schans on a half-day bicycle tour from Amsterdam. Meet your guide at Amsterdam Central Station and travel to Zaandam by train to start the bicycle tour. Cycle past industrial windmills and admire the beautiful landscape. Stop at a sawmill to learn how it operates, and visit a paper mill to see how paper was made in the 17th century. Pedal through the stunning wetlands, painted by Monet at the end of the 19th century. Pass the neighborhood of Domineestuin, filled with authentic wooden houses, before arriving in Zaanse Schans. Park your bicycle and enjoy a demonstration of how clogs are made. Take the opportunity to taste delicious Gouda cheese, a local specialty. After a fantastic half-day experience, return by bike to Zaandam and board the train back to Amsterdam Central Station, where your tour will end.

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The experience was excellent, we really enjoyed it! The guide is friendly, clear when giving information about the city and the tour was in very beautiful places! The bike is of great quality!

Superb walk with a very competent guide, Bastien, was really good and very attentive. We were lucky because the app worked great the whole way. To recommend without hesitation.

Really fun experience riding bikes throughout Amsterdam city. Guide was friendly and knowledgeable about history and stuff. Really recommend

Varied tour around and through Amsterdam. A great way to get to know the city. Very competent guide who had a lot to tell.

Excellent wonderful guide with great personality ! Thank you so much for the fun