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Enhance your sightseeing experience of Amsterdam on a 3-hour bicycle tour of the dazzling Dutch capital. With a knowledgeable guide, stray from the conventional tourist trail to explore lesser-known neighborhoods home to landmarks like the Maritime Museum and the Rikjsmuseum. Weave your way through charming districts like Jordaan; take an idyllic ferry cruise to see the city’s northern ‘dijks’ (dykes); and gain fascinating insight into the rich historical heritage of Amsterdam. Receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 12 cyclists. 

Highlights

  • 3-hour off-the-beaten path tour of Amsterdam by bike
  • Experience Amsterdam's bike culture as celebrated in Pete Jordan’s book In the City of Bikes
  • Explore quirky districts such as the old Jewish quarter and bohemian, canal-lined Jordaan
  • See landmarks such as the Rijksmuseum, Maritime Museum and Amstel sluice
  • Catch a ferry to north Amsterdam to see its dijks and other water defences
  • Hear tales of the city’s wartime cycle-based hunger treks and other stories
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 12 people ensures a personalized experience

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Highly recommendable for anyone who has already done a tour of Amsterdam’s main sights and wants to explore further. You'll see cool places that you would struggle to discover on your own!

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What You Can Expect

Amsterdam Bike Tour: Off the Beaten Path

Explore Amsterdam's lesser-known neighborhoods on a bike tour!

Greet your professional guide at a central Amsterdam location and receive an interesting introduction to Amsterdam’s obsession with two-wheeled vehicles, a passion emphasized in Pete Jordan’s bestselling book In the City of Bikes

After a short safety talk, cycle through Amsterdam’s glamorous financial district and pass buildings like the Old Dutch East India Company. Listen to illuminating commentary from your knowledgeable guide as you glide past quaint bridges, winding waterways and landmarks like the de Gooyer windmill and the Rijksmuseum. 

Admire the Maritime Museum, housed in a beautifully preserved 17th-century naval storehouse and then climb aboard a ferry travelling to north Amsterdam, a vibrant area that has recently undergone a radical transformation. 

Cycle around the protective dijks and then enjoy a whistle-stop tour of places mentioned in Jordan’s book. Return to your original departure point and bid your expert guide farewell. 

Customer Reviews

Josh

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Sean was a great guide and made the day very enjoyable. We ended up being the only 2 people on the tour which was awesome. It was a rainy day but we still were able to see all the sites and have a great ride! We learned a lot of history and also passed/saw a number of places to come back to later in the day. A little pit stop for coffee and goat petting was perfect : We would absolutely recommend Sean and this tour.

Timothy C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Sean, the owner of Urban Adventures, is GREAT. We had a great time biking around town and would recommend this tour to others. Check out UA's website for more tours. We also did the Food Tour with Sean and that was awesome.

Daniel P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

awesome tour w excellent guide as he was patient, entertaining, and very knowledgeable. great experiencing how most in Amsterdam travel

the worms

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

This was a small group tour however it turned out to be just my husband and I. Our tour guide took us over to the north side via a ferry and we rode around some very beautiful places where only the locals tend to go. A must when in Amsterdam

Kenneth B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Sean was a great guide. By pure luck, I was also the only person on the tour, which made it all the more worthwhile. A private guide to an entirely new city is a truly amazing experience. I will definitely consider contacting this tour guide, or participating in similar tours in other cities in the future.

Mary C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This is a MUST DO if you want to see the city from a local perspective. Despite the rain we had a BLAST! Great tour - highly recommend!

cabberdog

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This was a fun tour in the city. Not for the skittish. Riding through Amsterdam is pretty chaotic and dangerous at times. A great way to see a lot of areas of the city in a short amount of time. Our guide had a lot of interesting commentary on the sites.

Lora D USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

If I could give this tour 10 stars, I would. Sean was a wonderful tour guide and this was truly a bucket list experience.

ghislainekirady

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Very experienced guide . Friendly and courteous and knowledgable about the history , culture and habits of Amsterdam. Would recommend my tour guide Sean .

Jane B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Our bike tour of Amsterdam was an excellent way of seeing this most bike friendly of cities.
Pete is a great guide and inspired confidence and soon we were pedalling along and negotiating the the city almost like locals .
It was great to see the very different neighbourhoods and the beautiful historic areas contrasted with the ultra modern.
The trip on the ferry was good fun and the visit to the dijks and other defensives very informative.
Overall the tour is great value and easy for the less experienced and confident cyclist and to be recommended to all visitors who want to see the less touristy parts of Amsterdam.
Pete is a mine of knowledge about the city and provides a great tour off the beaten path.

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