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Top Adventure holidays in Amsterdam

If you are looking for top adventure holidays in Amsterdam you will be spoilt for choice in Holland’s vibrant capital city.

Holland has more bicycles than residents; the country has more than 10,000 miles of biking routes.

Holland is an ideal country to be explored by bike, as most of the trails are flat. Hundreds of routes vary from beaches and dunes to lush green forests. Almost all the cities and towns here are accessible by water. Water sports, include sailing and windsurfing also attract visitors in large numbers.

The well-known windsurfing spots in Holland include the De grevelingen and the south-west lakes of Veerse meer.

Top adventure holidays in Amsterdam also include hiking and trekking in south Limburg which is the southernmost point of Holland.

Canal tours through Amsterdam are one of the most popular tourist activities, but you can also discover the famed World Heritage Site by kayak. There are a few guided kayak tours available in the city, such as Kajakadoo, but you can also rent a kayak to create your own exploration. The canals are often busy, however, so those looking for a quieter, nature-rich kayaking experience can go south to the urban oasis at Amsterdamse Bos.

This vibrant capital may be better known for its historical and cultural tours, but top adventure holidays in Amsterdam are gaining in popularity, making this the ideal city for a stag or hen party.

The forest – accessible from the city centre by bus or the Sunday museum tram – offers tree-covered waterways and a large pond for a long, leisurely ride. Afterwards, your group can head over to Bosbaan, the rowing lake, to engage in some friendly competition.

The Dutch don’t depend on the sun for outdoor adventures; they take advantage of any and all weather. One of the country’s most popular winter activities is ice skating (just look at all the Dutch Olympic speed skaters!) When it’s cold enough, the canals in Amsterdam will freeze, providing an unmissable skating adventure, but there are plenty of other places to ice skate in Amsterdam. Jaap Eden Ice Rink, named for the famed Dutch speed skater, opens its outdoor and indoor skating rinks between October and March.

There’s no feeling like roller skating: as you glide over the ground, the wind whips around you and the sights rush past. Avid roller skaters can capture this feeling in Amsterdam with Friday Night Skate, where skaters group together to embark on a 20km adventure through the city. The group skate takes place every Friday night (weather permitting), beginning at the Vondelpark – which offers its own daily roller-skating opportunities. With the chance for exploration and special themed nights (dress up for Halloween!), it’s the perfect way to get to know the city and make some friends.