Lonely Planet Experiences: Amsterdam Bike Tour with a Local

4.3 / 5

7 Reviews

Lonely Planet Experiences: Amsterdam Bike Tour with a Local

From US$ 56.70 per person

It only takes 5 minutes to feel like a local Amsterdammer on your bike, as this small group tour takes you through the city center, financial district, and hidden spots of Amsterdam. There is no better way to get familiar with this city than by bike.

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Duration 3 hours
Starting time 10:00 AM
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  • Cycle along Amsterdam's dykes, bridges, and canals
  • Admire the city's different types of architecture
  • Learn about Amsterdam's history while exploring the city center, financial district, and more
Full description
Experience the best travel stories for yourself! Join a local expert and uncover hidden gems on this Lonely Planet Experience. Start your Amsterdam tour by jumping on board a bicycle and travel like the locals do! Join this quirky Amsterdam bike tour that gets you on the city’s most beloved form of transportation accompanied by a stories and tales from the city’s past and present. You’ll feel like a true Amsterdammer in no time! Meet your local guide in the city centre and hop on a Dutch back-pedal bike. Your Amsterdam bike tour adventure is inspired by Pete Jordan’s “In the City of Bikes”, a tale of bike culture in the city throughout history, which lends an intriguing narrative to the day’s adventure.  Weave your way through Amsterdam’s history by starting downtown and then making your way out to the northern dijks (dykes). Hit up historical sites in the financial district along the way and get an up-close look at the city’s defences, learning how windmills, canals, and walls helped build this nation and its people.
  • English speaking guide
  • Bikes for the whole afternoon
  • Items of personal nature incl. beers at the brewery and coffee and/or snacks at the library terrace bar
  • Tips or gratuities for drivers or guides
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Meeting point

Rent-a-Bike, Damstraat 20 -22, 1012 HK Amsterdam. Your guide will be in the shop wearing or holding something red with the local partner's logo on it.

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  • Children policy: Children Must be 12 years old or older
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 7 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5.0 / 5
  • Transportation
    3.0 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.8 / 5
  • Safety
    4.4 / 5
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spontaneous cycling through the Streets of Amsterdam

We had a very personal cycling tour, as there were just my partner and me. Our guide was friendly and spontaneous, the tour was not planned as such. We went to North Amsterdam, as we thought that we wouldn't go there by foot. That was cool. We could have gone much faster, though, it was a bit of a drag. Anyway, when we were back at the bike shop after 3 hours, we were quite surprised as the tour was advertised as a 4-hour trip. In that sense we considered the trip as quite expensive for what we got. However, it was a cool experience that we wouldn't have made on our own.

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June 16, 2014

It was a great way to discover the city- our guide showed us a lot.

The guide new a lot to tell us about the city. He was really flexible because the rest of the group came 1h late therefore he made a little walking tour for me. He knows Amsterdam really well and could answer all my questions. Riding a Dutch bike was really a great experience and the city is really perfect to get discovered by bike! The price is still a lot for a student... they might want to consider to give some reductions. Otherwise it was really worth it!

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May 3, 2013

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