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Amsterdam: Windmill, Cheese, and Countryside E-Bike Tour

Amsterdam: Windmill, Cheese, and Countryside E-Bike Tour

Leave behind the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam by taking a ferry to the countryside and embarking on an e-bike tour just outside the city. You can book this tour with a guide or book a self-guided tour where we will provide the route on our app. Cycle through picturesque villages like Broek in Waterland, Monnickendam, and Zunderkorp past canals, bridges, and historical farms with a guide or by yourself on your own pace. Then, visit an authentic cheese farm to taste as many cheeses as you like. Start your bike tour by taking the ferry to the north side of Amsterdam. See the Amsterdam Tower and the Eye Film Museum, a unique introduction to Amsterdam's Old Holland area. Afterward, cycle through the natural area of Waterland. This flat landscape offers views of moments that feel lost in time, as you encounter expansive fields and traditional Dutch farmers going about their daily lives. Cycle through the ancient villages of Broek, where time seems to have completely stopped. The land is protected by kilometers of dikes and pumping stations, allowing picturesque villages to blossom, and the region to become a hot spot for outdoor activities on land and on water. Finally, visit a windmill, and a local farm that produces cheese that is exported around the world.

From Amsterdam: Guided Zaanse Schans & Zaandam E-Bike Tour

From Amsterdam: Guided Zaanse Schans & Zaandam E-Bike Tour

There’s nothing better than spending a sunny summers day riding through the the countryside of Holland. A short ferry ride and an easy 20-minute cycle through the north of the city and we’ll reach the Waterlands, the countryside just outside of Amsterdam. Soon it’s cows and farmers’ signs offering up freshly made ice-cream and milk. There will be plenty of photo opportunities along the way as we cruise through the countryside en route to the Dutch Heritage site of the Zaanse Schans. You’ll have free time to explore, snap photos, checkout some cheese and clog stalls or visit the first ever Albert Heijn. Our return route will bring us back to town via Zaandam and its famous Intelhotel made from nearly 70 traditional Zaanse-style wooden houses. Coming back into town takes us past the NDSM werf in north Amsterdam. Since we'll spend most of our time outside the city, the stress of biking in Amsterdam will be minimized. Because the Netherlands is relatively flat, one does not need to be in top shape to partake but the ability to be physically active over the course of the tour is recommended. The use of electric bikes on this tour will certainly help make the roughly 40km tour a breeze.

Amsterdam: Mike's Countryside E-bike Tour, Cheese & Clogs

Amsterdam: Mike's Countryside E-bike Tour, Cheese & Clogs

Participate in a guided countryside bike tour that takes you through the serene Dutch countryside of Waterland, located north of Amsterdam, and continues to the charming city of Monnickendam. Throughout the excursion, you'll encounter numerous stories and opportunities for photographs. This tour is suitable for riders who are confident and in good physical condition, able to complete the full 37 km / 23 miles bike route. You'll be provided with a comfortable e-bike featuring pedal assist to aid your journey. Very important, this is a tour only for people with good fitness and who are able to cycle on an E bike with a speed of about 18 to 20 km'hour.

Amsterdam: Mike's Countryside Bike Tour, Windmill and Cheese

Amsterdam: Mike's Countryside Bike Tour, Windmill and Cheese

Explore the serene lowland countryside north of Amsterdam on this guided bike tour. Pedal through the picturesque Dutch countryside of Waterland, passing by charming villages like Zunderdorp and Ransdorp. Plus tast the best Dutch cheese and say hi to some huge pigs. Capture stories and photo moments along the 23 km / 14 miles route, suitable for confident riders. We provide comfortable Dutch bikes for all sizes, with an option to upgrade to an E Bike for assistance. Start near Central Station, taking a ferry across the IJ to Noord. Journey along the North Holland Canal, passing an old windmill and pedal into the scenic polder landscape. Cycle through enchanting villages like Zunderdorp and Ransdorp, each offering unique attractions. On the way back to Amsterdam, visit a local eco-farmers cooperative for a taste of their cheeses and say hi to the well fed pigs of Amsterdam North.

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We enjoyed our ebike tour! Kendra was an engaging tour guide, and the riding was easy with plenty of stops to see windmills. The bike paths make riding stress free, and the few minutes in Amsterdam itself were not scary. Walking around at Zaanse Schans was nice, and we enjoyed the time for lunch. This was one of the best tours we did in our 2 week European vacation, and we are very glad we went.

Miriam was an amazing guide - we had the best time cycling around with her! She was very knowledgeable of the different paths, local history, and many unique sights in the Dutch countryside. Her sense of humor and hospitality was extremely welcoming to all of us touring Amsterdam. We could not recommend her as a guide any more!!! Thank you, Miriam!!!!

It’s frightening to bike in the city of Amsterdam, but this bike trip to the country was a breeze (aside from the 10 minutes to get to the ferry). Our guide Fedor was knowledgeable and a comedian (he actually is a comedian), and the trip to the small towns outside Amsterdam was peaceful and refreshing.

Really enjoyed this e bike ride in the country, our guide Miriam was a wealth of knowledge and made the trip interesting. The cheese and clog visit was entertaining, the bikes were easy to ride, well worth it

Great tour! The weather was picture perfect. Tour guide was very informative and funny! Glad to be the first Bermudian to do the tour.