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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.
I loved this trip. We were escorted beautifully through the streets of Amsterdam by our young, handsome, knowledgable guide, who is studying history at the University.
The Streets of Amsterdam are filled with a succession of trams, buses, vans and of course bicycles.
How people manage to avoid each other is a miracle, but we did.
Our guide gave us just enough information to retain, not too much to remember, but if someone asked a question, he knew the answer.
The hot chocolate in the cafe in the park was a highlight, and museum square with the ice skating rink.
For me, this is a great way to see the city, as we nipped down streets that other traffic could not get down.
Cycle helmets are not compulsory, even drivers of mopeds don't wear helmets.
If it is wet, the company supplies yellow capes to wear, and all bikes have one brake on the handlebars as well as the back peddling, which I found surprisingly easy. Oh and a bell is handy.
Go on do it, have fun, we did.
The tour guide was very nice lady and told history at about 8 brief stops. We were in many non traffic areas which made it easy.
Great way to see the city. We had a very pleasant October day that was sunny and around 60 degrees. Guide was very good and was from Amsterdam so she was very knowledgeable about the city. I am glad that I decided to do this and I would recommend it. Bikes were solid and comfortable.
This was an excellent tour..... well organised and very interesting. The guide was helpful and provided us with a good insight into various areas of the city.
Really enjoyed getting a personal tour with a small group! We had a college student for a guide and he made sure he covered the basics AND answered our questions/interests. It helped me to understand the city, history, and the people.
Was not able to go since my husband ended up in the hospital in Amsterdam. But, you were very nice to refund the cost of the trip so I really appreciate that.
This is the best way to see Amsterdam and to learn a little of the rich history. Thank you to our guide for her knowledge, sense of humor and sense of direction! We had a brilliant time and should have booked the longer tour. Thanks.
We had a really friendly tour guide. She could tell I was petrified, as I had not ridden a bike in 10 years, and did her best to look after me. It was a great way to see and experience the city. It was my favourite experience in Amsterdam and I am very glad to have done it. I was surprised we didn't have to wear helmets.
We took the 3 hour tour and was by far the best tour we took during our stay in the city, 3 hours may feel like a long time but it goes really quickly and the route takes you away from some of the busy tourist areas so you get to see a different view of Amsterdam, well worth doing.