Guided Central Amsterdam Bicycle Trip

One of the best ways to explore Amsterdam and soak up the Dutch culture is by taking a guided bike tour through the winding streets of this canal-lined city. This experience allows you to delve into the history and heritage of Amsterdam while pedaling your way around its beautiful landmarks and discovering hidden gems. With an expert guide leading the way, you'll be able to learn about the city's fascinating past and present, stop to take in beautiful sights and sounds, and enjoy the lively atmosphere of Amsterdam's vibrant neighborhoods.
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3 hours
Group size up to 15 persons
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With the assistance of a knowledgeable tour guide, take in the sights of Amsterdam's central area. You will learn about the way of life in the city, visit significant real places, well-known places of interest, and lesser-known neighborhood favorites.

Ride to the Western Islands, which are full of chic artists' studios, old warehouses, and charming drawbridges, after passing by the impressive A'DAM Tower on your way to the central station.

If you follow the Brouwersgracht Canal all the way to the trendy Jordaan and 9 Street districts, you will find hip restaurants, cozy cafes, and independent shops all around them.

As you ride deeper into the city center, you will enter the Grachtengordel neighborhood, which includes the Westerkerk (Western Church) and the historic Anne Frank House.

Street performers and live music fill the air around Leidseplein Square, a lively theater district with a pulsating nightlife.

In Amsterdam's Vondelpark, the city's largest and most well-known park, you can unwind.

Circling the Historical center Quarter and riding through the narrow roads of the Bohemian-influenced De Pijp area will re-energize you.

The renowned Magere Brug (skinny bridge), a wooden drawbridge over the River Amstel, can be crossed to reach the renowned Artis Zoo, which leads into the Maritime Quarter.

Before returning to the beginning of your bike ride, take in the impressive replica of a Dutch East Indian Company ship from the 17th century at the Salt Harbour.

Important information:

  • The group will not wait for latecomers 
  • This tour can be taken with a live English or German-speaking guide or an audio guide in French or Spanish 
  • If the French or Spanish tour is chosen, the audio guide can be downloaded for free on iPhones or Android phones. A live local escort will in any case lead the members however won't be giving educational critique all through the visit
  • Bicycles are outfitted with cell phone holders
  • On Fridays, Saturdays, as well as holidays Amsterdam can be extremely packed and road traffic may be weighty

What to bring:

  • Headphones
  • Charged Smartphone
€32
per person
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Online Booking
Price
Adult (Age 13-99)
€32
per person
Children (Age 5-12)
€17
per person
Infant (Age 4 and younger)
€7
per person
For any payment method you must book a ticket through the booking form below and receive confirmation by e-mail and (or) SMS.
What is included in activity

• English or German-speaking guide
• Group size of max 15 people
• Bicycle
• Helmet upon request
• Stroopwafel
• Bottled water
• Audio guide app (if audio guide tour option selected)

What is not included

• Additional food and drinks
• Tips

What places you will see

• Western Islands, Amsterdam
• The Jordaan
• Westerkerk
• De Negen Straatjes
• Leidse Square
• Vondelpark (break)
• Museumplein
• De Pijp
• Magere Brug

Activity book period
You can book tour up to 6 hours in advance.
Languages in what activity is performed
English
Directions to meet your guide

AmsterBike, shop

How long your tour will be
3 hrs
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Reviews by travellers
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Jurriaan H.
We had a lovely time bicycling around Amsterdam. Even though we were here a few days prior to this tour we learned a lot and got a chance to experience what it is like to bicycle in a city filled with tons of bikes which is truly interesting and challenging to say the least. The tour guide was very nice and provided many a chance to stop and hear much about the different areas of the city and we had plenty of time to take pictures as well. We would definitely recommend this tour.
2 days ago
Jurren W.
This was undoubtedly one of the best things we did. Bastion, our guide, was very understanding, knowledgable and laid the foundation to our holiday in Amsterdam as it was the first thing we wanted to do in the city. They also managed to secure a carrier for our child which made it more special. One of the top activity to do!
10 days ago
Ad t.
Must join if you like biking. The tourist guide Mr.Bas is very nice person. He explained the sights in great detail and paid attention to our safety. The owner of the bike shop is also very helpful and interesting. My sister and I enjoyed the tour very much. Can’t wait to join more tour through this app.
12 days ago
Ellemieke B.
I don’t remember our English speaking guide, but he was super nice , explained very well at every stop we did and he was always looking and waiting for the whole group. You wouldn’t be able to ride a bike in the city unless you have an experience guide.
14 days ago
Willemijn G.
If you want to feel like a "real Amsterdammer" on a bike, you should book this tour. Very nice guide, seen a lot - BUT: the Dutchman doesn't know the 1.5 m overtaking distance, that's more like 0.5 m. Mostly you're on bike paths, where you split the road, it gets damn narrow. Our children are 8 and 12, so watching it as parents makes you sweat. Furthermore, it is sometimes difficult to follow the guide in full traffic, so a high-visibility vest or, for example, a flag on the bike would be useful.
15 days ago
Annemieke K.
High quality bicycles, great route. Our guide was very personable, friendly and knowledgeable. Sometimes not easy to hear guide when group were not directly in front of him. 3 hours was the perfect duration. A suggestion would be to have the guide have a pole/flag with a volunteer having same at end of the chain of bikes as 3 times we lost those at the back.
about 1 month ago
Mirte K.
I've wanted to ride a bike around Amsterdam for years, so being able to do this tour was an absolute thrill. If you're not a regular cyclist, having a guide is by far the best and safest way to cycle the city. You don't have to worry about the road rules, where to go, checking a map, or getting lost! You can just totally focus on your surroundings. This makes the ride all the more relaxing and fun.
about 1 month ago
Vincent K.
Very delightful 3-hour trip by bike around the entire city, from south to north and from east to west. Despite a very warm day it was a very nice and “easy” tour. Our guide (Rad) was very knowledgeable and nice. We had the tour on a Monday morning which was perfect from a traffic point of view (weekends are usually busier).
about 1 month ago
Peter-jan G.
This was a really interesting bike tour which took in a large part of the old part of Amsterdam. The tour guide, Bas, gave a good amount of information and made sure everyone was included. He tried hard to find a couple of people who lost the group but they found us late. Thank you, Bas, for an informative and enjoyable tour. It made Amsterdam a much more interesting city.
about 2 months ago
Doortje v.
What an experience to ride a bike in Amsterdam being a tourist, but definitely would repeat. We went to sides of the city that I wouldn’t know if I hadn’t gone in bike because of the distance. Also, visiting with a local provides you a better understanding and point of view of the pros and cons of living in such a remarkable place. The guide was super patient with all of us, considering the fact that riding a bike is not part of a day to day of some people.
about 2 months ago
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