This small-group tour is limited to 12 people, ensuring you'll enjoy personalized attention from your guide.
- 2- or 3-hour bike tour of Amsterdam led by an expert local guide
- Cycle at a leisurely pace along Amsterdam's charming canals
- Discover the bustling Jordaan Quarter, and learn about the Anne Frank House as you ride past
- Pass the Dutch national museum, known locally as the Rijksmuseum
- Explore Amsterdam’s infamous Red Light District by bike
Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour
Biking is the perfect way to explore Amsterdam -- you can check out places tour buses can't go. This is a leisurely way to learn lots about the city.
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What You Can Expect
The 2-hour bike tour begins with a ride through the labyrinth of narrow streets and canals that comprise the bohemian Jordaan Quarter. Originally a poor neighborhood, it’s now home to an eclectic mix of artists, students and young entrepreneurs and boasts trendy boutiques, traditional cafes and modern restaurants. The area is also home to the legendary Anne Frank House Museum, which you’ll cycle past, learning from your guide about the significance of the building -- the hiding place of Jewish wartime diarist Anne Frank.
Continuing your journey further south through the city, pass the Rijksmuseum, home to masterpieces from Baroque painters like Rembrandt and Vermeer. Enjoy a short break in Vondel Park, the city’s largest green oasis, before riding across the Magere Brug, often touted as the most beautiful bridge in a city that has more than a thousand of them.
As a last highlight of your tour, your expert guide will take you into the heart of Amsterdam’s Red Light District, a must-see for any visitor to Amsterdam. This controversial neighborhood is actually Amsterdam’s oldest, and has history dating back to the 14th century. Discover its fascinating – and racy – characteristics as you ride through with your guide.
End the tour back at the start point, and having traveled the ‘Dutch way’ and discovered the gems of Amsterdam, you can proudly count yourself as an Amsterdam insider!
Upgrade to 3-hour tour:
If you choose the 3-hour tour, you'll ride past the same sights and see the same attractions mentioned above, plus you'll pass by the house of famous Dutch painter Rembrandt. You'll also have a slightly longer break at Vondel Park.
My boyfriend and I did this tour in January 2014. Our guide was very informative and reliable and at every stop encouraged the group to ask questions for more info on the history of the different places we visited. Our group included a mother and young son and, singles in their 20s and 30s. We were able to test the bikes for comfort before setting out, which were very good. Cycling through Amsterdam is a great experience, sure you dodge people at every turn but you certainly aren't alone and as with most things in this Dutch city, tolerance prevails. There is of course no need to take a tour- it's an easy city to navigate and you may well stumble across a variety of interesting places however, if you are on a short trip or just want to kill a few hours this is an excellent way to do it. I'm not particularly a fan of 'tours' - this felt more like having my own map reader who could also tell me about the places I was at if I wanted. When the group asked no questions we moved on again quickly - for us this was perfect!
It was freezing cold on the day of our trip and I wanted to cancel, but was glad that I didn't. Once on the bike it was not cold! It gave me an overview of Amsterdam and it was especially nice to drive through the Rijksmuseum. If I could turn back the clock, I would do this tour on the day I arrive as it gave me a good overview of everything so that I could decide to which of the areas I want to go back to. It was easy to cycle and you can do this even if you are not fit at all.