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This was a fantastic experience! First off, I haven't rode a bike in like 15 years so that was a concern of mine. Our guide and the bike company took time to make sure that I was on a proper bike, and also that I was comfortable before going out. Our guide also stated that at any time if she felt I was not riding safely she would send me back, and did appreciate that. All in all, I ended up doing well and having a wonderful experience. Seeing Amsterdam on a bike is how it is meant to be seen I think. The city riding was a bit more challenging, especially for this novice, but if I could do it, I think anyone could. Once you were out of the city, the path was a nice quiet path along the river. We rode to a windmill and then to a cheese farm. The farmer was very welcoming and funny and the cheese was delicious. After we took another side tour to a brewery in a windmill since our group was very small, only 3 people the last tour of the season in November 2016. It was a wonderful day that I still talk about. I would definitey recommend this experience.
Great way to see the city and enjoy fresh, lush countryside. Tour guide was extremely friendly and easy to talk to! Learned while having fun and seeing sights.
A must do in Amsterdam!! Mike is funny, full of energy, and has an incredible grasp on the history of the areas through which you ride. She expertly guides you through the busy streets of the city and out into the gorgeous countryside, all at a manageable pace. The bikes are in great condition, and come with pouches for you to put small personal belongings in. We've traveled extensively and this tour is one of the best we have ever taken! The bike shop is easy to find, clean, and organized and all of the staff are super friendly and helpful. We plan on returning to Mike's if we're ever in Amsterdam to rent bikes and explore on our own. There is time to have lunch when you stop at the cheese farm, so I recommend bringing a light lunch or snack, as well as a bottle of water.
The guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. We took the ride into the countryside. Amazing how close it was. The bikes were great and they provided rain caes which we needed for a quick shower. It was beautiful and from ages 9 to 66 in our family we all kept pace.
The best biking tour in Adam and we see so many local and interesting things.
Amazing trip with Sam...he was fun funny and very informative...the ride was at an easy pace so no worries if you're not an avid rider...interesting stops...the only other thing is bring a snack and we did this trip in October so another layer or gloves may be necessary..have fun...best thing we did in Amsterdam
Excellent tour led by Lyle, or was it Kyle, an American transplant. He knew great amounts of Dutch and city history, a wealth of knowledge!!! It was a short but fun trip to the countryside. We got to see cheese making as well as wooden shoe making. The city is much more fun of 2 wheels.
This experience was amazing. I strongly recomend you to go cycle with them, specially Mike, the rocky blond woman!
Bike experience great, a bit scary getting through the city. Not used to so many bikes!! Pete and Mike the guides were great. Good bikes, a good bit of excerise and day out.
One of the highlights of our trip to Amsterdam. The bike riding is gentle and it's lovely to get a chance to ride round the city with an experienced guide - who was interesting and friendly. The ride out into the countryside was great, very pretty and flat!. The trip to the cheese and clog place was touristy but a nice little break. Really worth doing if you want to see a bit more of Amsterdam than the city centre.
Nick H United Kingdom
Booked a bike tour before we left the UK. Location is good, maybe a 15 minute walk from the Central Station and on a main road so easy to find.
All the staff were brilliant - very friendly, funny and helpful - and spoke perfect English. The tour began with a safely briefing and demonstration of how the bikes worked - this may sound daft but in a strange city it's important to have the bike set up to suit you and to know which brake lever operates which brake, how the gears work, etc.
There were 30 of us on this tour so we split into 3 groups of 10, each with its own tour guide we had Mike and she was briliant - very funny but also informative too. One tourist was delegated to stay at the back to make sure we all got through lights, etc and we were told of the procedure to follow if anyone got lost.
The tour itself took us along city streets, some quiet and some fairly busy, so I'd advise anyone booking to have a degree of confidence on a bike. We stopped a couple of times and grouped together to hear Mike tell us about the area or how Amsterdam was built and developed before carrying on into the countryside to cycle along the banks of the Amstel. Weather was great, pace not too fast but we did make progress and once out of the city everything felt a lot more relaxing.
The tour included a couple of stops, one at a windmill and one at a Gouda and clog farm. The windmill stop was literally that, a stop to look at a windmill without going in it's a private residence but the Gouda / clog stop was much more interesting as we saw cheese being made and sampled some different types and saw clogs being made too. The farm is a very laid back, family run type business so we stayed here for a while to eat lunch bring your own, refill water bottles and shop for souvenirs. Mikes Bikes no doubt get a kickback from the farm for bringing tourists in this was joked about and the farm needs tourist money I guess to help it survive but don't feel used or under pressure to buy
We will be taking 11 tours in the 28 days we are in Europe. This is one of the best. We
My husband and I really enjoyed this tour. Sam our tour guide was great value and it's an excellent way to see Amsterdam.
This was an awesome experience. The guide was great. The places we went were beautiful. It really got us outside of the mob in Amsterdam and let us see a softer and very picturesque side of Amsterdam and the country side. We recommend this experience to everyone who loves to ride bikes, loves architecture, loves nature, and wants to get a bit of exercise in great company.
This tour is the highlight of my Europe trip. I simply loved it, the host and our guide were awesome. They also made us aware of so many places which you will not get to see otherwise. Go for it!!
We had a beautiful day for the bike ride through a portion of Amsterdam and the countryside. Our guide provided a lot of interesting history as we traveled along. The group turned out to be larger than planned for so getting everyone through traffic and the intersections was sometimes a challenge. We really enjoyed the bike tour with visiting the cheese farm and clog demonstrations.
Amazing way to see the countryside of Amsterdam. It's beautiful, by the way! And if nothing else, take the tour with Carl - he's the bomb.
A lovely ride, with excellent guide, hilarious farmer and a great chance to get out of the city and see a bit of the countryside.
What a fun way to see the country and windmills! You don't have to be an athlete to do this but you need to know how to ride a bike and it was sometimes a bit strenuous. I wouldn't recommend this if you don't exercise at all.
We saw so much and had the most fun guide. Cycling is what you do in Amsterdam! It was a great day. I highly recommend this trip.
At the cheese factory, they would do well if the sold a simple lunch and drinks. Otherwise a fantastic tour.
Michael Benj Australia
Although the weather was a bit cold and windy on our day, this was a lot of fun and a great way to get out of the city which surprisingly was only about 10-15 mins and then onto the river Amstel and then enjoy the countryside seeing animals farms windmills and lost of green fields. The stop at the cheese and clog farm was fantastic and informative. The ride instructor went easy and stopped at regular intervals so it wasn't overly strenuous if you haven't ridden for while. the bike was easy to ride and the gears helped into the headwind on return and all in all a pleasant 4 hour journey and great value.
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