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  • Amsterdam: Small-Group Bike Tour of Central Amsterdam

    1. Amsterdam: Small-Group Bike Tour of Central Amsterdam

    Discover the sights of central Amsterdam on a 3-hour bike tour. With an expert guide riding by your side, you’ll learn about the city’s culture, see important historical sites, and famous hotspot as well as lesser-known local favorites.  Start your journey near the central station, pass the impressive A’DAM Tower, and ride over to the Western Islands, which are filled with charming drawbridges, old warehouses, and chic artists studios.  Continue along the Brouwersgracht Canal and visit the trendy Jordaan and 9 Street districts flanked by indie boutiques, cozy cafes, and hip eateries. As you ride deeper into the city center, you will enter the Grachtengordel neighborhood and zoom past the Westerkerk (Western Church) and the historic Anne Frank House.  Feel the buzz of music and street performers around Leidseplein Square, a busy theater district with a buzzing nightlife.  After so mu...

    Discovering the city with bikes was really nice. We did not get tired at all. Our guide was a very friendly and cute woman. I am suggesting to everyone.

  • Amsterdam: Culture & History Walking Tour in German

    2. Amsterdam: Culture & History Walking Tour in German

    Visit famous sites of Amsterdam downtown and get an overview of the city on this 2.5-hour walking tour dedicated to culture and history. Profit from tips every adventurous traveler needs to know and make the best of your trip. Find out which food you should taste and which districts can be discovered independently by bike. Listen to your guide telling you which architectural designs were popular in the past and get an idea of the people of Amsterdam. Hear stories about how merchants, salesmen and the poor used to live in the Middle Ages, why the world of art blossomed in the Golden Era, how World War II has changed the people of the city and what it feels like to live in the tolerant, multicultural city today. Start your tour in the heart of the city at Dam Square, where Amsterdam was founded. The tour leads you past the Royal Palace of Amsterdam, the New Church Nieuwe Kerk and past th...

    Vera was professional, cheerful, witty, a treasure of info. Managed the group, distance and time beautifully

  • Amsterdam: 2-Hour Guided Bike Tour

    3. Amsterdam: 2-Hour Guided Bike Tour

    Amsterdam is a world-class cycling city, and there’s no better way to explore it than on this 2-hour bike tour. Count on the years of experience of the first company in Amsterdam to offer guided bicycle tours, with friendly guides that will show you the authentic Amsterdam on a relaxed tour of the city. See all the major highlights as you learn about Amsterdam's rich history. Visit the old western harbor, cycling through a maze of idyllic canals, and ride into hidden courtyards where you will have plenty of opportunities to photograph the picturesque city. In addition, you will get to explore the various diverse neighborhoods of Amsterdam, riding through the Jordan Quarter, where you will pass Rembrandt’s house, continuing to the Rijksmuseum, a state museum dedicated to art and history, and exploring the infamous Red Light District, where you can experience Amsterdam’s underground cult...

    Frank was an excellent guide and gave us lots of information, he easily answered all of our questions. A fun and great way to see the city. Thanks Frank

  • Amsterdam 3-Hour Bike Tour: Backstreets and Hidden Gems

    4. Amsterdam 3-Hour Bike Tour: Backstreets and Hidden Gems

    Experience Amsterdam like a local with a grassroots bike tour company, and cycle the streets of the city like a local. Meet your guide to collect your bikes, and head off to find some of the city’s hidden gems. Start with the popular Jordaan area, riding the safe backstreets to cross over canals. Your guide will take you to courtyards and churches often missed by tourists, telling you the origin and history of each site along the way. End your tour of the Jordaan area at Anne Frank’s House, and learn about one of Amsterdam’s most famous and heroic former residents. After a relaxing break in a charming café, cycle to the Vondelpark for a ride in Amsterdam’s favorite urban oasis. Next, go to Museum Square (Museumplein) to learn about the city’s most popular cultural attractions, such as the Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum, and Concertgebouw.

    The tour with our fantastic tourguide Veronica was great and our bikes were excellent!

  • Amsterdam Sight Seeing Bike Tours with Guide

    5. Amsterdam Sight Seeing Bike Tours with Guide

    After gathering at the small headquarters next to Central Station where you will get your bikes, you'll go on a 2 hours and a half tour with a friendly and experienced guide. You will discover the canals of Amsterdam, the secrets of the Dutch architecture, one of a kind locations, the wealth of the Dutch Golden Age, and some other very well kept secrets. The guide will stop throughout the visit to give you more information about the key locations and historical buildings of Amsterdam. This will give you plenty of time to capture these amazing sights with your cameras! You will also have the opportunity to cycle through the Jordaan, or along Anne Frank's house, Vondelpark, historical buildings, and other less famous places that will make you feel like an Amsterdammer in only 2 hours and a half! You will ride on top Dutch bikes from the brand Batavus. These bikes are reknowned for thei...

  • Amsterdam: 3-Hour Private Bike Tour of the City Center

    6. Amsterdam: 3-Hour Private Bike Tour of the City Center

    Feel like a local in Amsterdam and discover the city by bike. A private guide will take you to the city’s most important highlights, such as Dam Square, the Westerkerk, Anne Frank’s House, the Rijksmuseum, the van Gogh museum, and the Vondelpark. Meet your guide at the bike shop and they will equip you with a citybike comfortable for you. Then, cycle along the banks of the canals towards the Dutch Protestant Westerkerk and the legendary Anne Frank House on Prinsengracht Canal. Head into the popular Jordaan area, home to many art galleries, markets, and stylish shops. Continue towards the Museum District, a neighborhood of the Oud Zuid where, along with museums such as the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum, you will get the chance to cycle in the Vondelpark. Finally, venture into some of the busier parts of the city, including the main streets of the Canal Belt and De Wallen Red Light Di...

  • Amsterdam: Guided 3-Hour Big City Bike Tour

    7. Amsterdam: Guided 3-Hour Big City Bike Tour

    Amsterdam is a world-class cycling city and there’s no better way to explore it than on a bike tour. Ride with the first company in Amsterdam to offer guided bicycle tours, accompanied by friendly guides that will show you authentic Amsterdam on a detailed tour of the city. See some of the major sites as you learn about the rich history of Amsterdam. You will visit the harbor, cycling through a maze of idyllic canals and into hidden courtyards where you will have plenty of opportunities to photograph the picturesque city. In addition, you will get to explore the various diverse neighborhoods of Amsterdam, riding through the Jordan Quarter where you will pass Rembrandt’s house, continuing on to the Rijksmuseum, a state museum dedicated to art and history and exploring the infamous Red Light District, where you can experience Amsterdam’s underground culture.

    Our guide, David was terrific! We got to see a lot of the city. I would recommend this for sure.

  • Private Amsterdam Bike Tour with a Local

    8. Private Amsterdam Bike Tour with a Local

    Meet your guide at the pre-arranged time. Then, hop on your bike and cycle past Amsterdam's highlights to experience the vibrant city like a local. Enjoy endless bike lanes to some of the city's most beautiful sights and discover Amsterdam at its best. Along with historic monuments, your guide will take you to up-and-coming spots. Go to the Jordaan area and stop for a browse in some of the nearby markets. The route includes a few special surprises to give you a real feel for the city.  Itinerary: • Meet your host at star bikes rental near the Central Station • Pass by the West-Indisch Huis • Hidden Courtyard - discover one of the still-secret courtyards in town • Homomonument - pass by this understated monument giving respect to the gay community • Green retreat - cycle through the loved Vondelpark and see the ‘Picasso’s Fish statue’ • Coffee break - take a coffee and mingle with the l...

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What people are saying about The Jordaan

It was a very nice experience! The guide was very helpful and shared a lots of information during the tour. With bikes it is much more to see than from a boat-canal trip. There are parts of Amsterdam that you will never see if you do not take a bike-tour!

Discovering the city with bikes was really nice. We did not get tired at all. Our guide was a very friendly and cute woman. I am suggesting to everyone.

David was great- very welcoming and made me feel at ease with the big city. Great stories go tell, and suggestions of yum food places to try.

Thank you for the experience. It was a great 3 hour ride! It was very fun and everyone was waiting if you're falling behind.

The tour with our fantastic tourguide Veronica was great and our bikes were excellent!