Bicycle Tour in Holland, Amsterdam
Private Amsterdam: Bikes and Dyks – Incredible array of canals, dykes, and culture, complimented by a healthy dose of Amsterdam’s quirkiest tales.
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Tour Type ActivityTours Bike Tours
Trip Duration 3 hours
Group Size Small Group
Languages Spoken English
Age Range 12+
Inspired by Pete Jordan’s book “In the City of Bikes”, this is an Amsterdam bike tour like no other. On this private adventure, you’ll get the ultimate local perspective on the city’s incredible array of canals, dykes, and culture, complimented by a healthy dose of Amsterdam’s quirkiest tales. Hup hup!
This tour is priced per person for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers
- Get a street’s eye view of Amsterdam like the locals do – by bike!
- Experience the city’s obsession with history, adventure, and fun on a private tour just for you
- Cycle Amsterdam’s dykes, bridges, and canals downtown and beyond
- Hear the city’s tales of resistance, love, confiscations, and anarchy
- Combine a local’s passion for Amsterdam with fascinating narratives
For further details please see full itinerary.
- Local English-speaking guide
- Dutch back-pedal bike
- Trip on a ferry or stop in naval museum (weather dependent)
- Items of personal nature
- Beers at the brewery and coffee and/or snacks at the library terrace bar
- Tips or gratuities for your guide
10am “Rent-a-Bike” rental shop
“Rent-a-Bike” rental shop, Damstraat 20 -22, 1012 HK Amsterdam (http://www.rentabike.nl). Your guide will be in the shop wearing or holding something red with the Urban Adventures logo printed on it.
There are just a handful of destinations in the world that were built for biking, and it’s very fair to say that Amsterdam is definitely one of them! Join this quirky private 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!
You’ll begin your private Amsterdam tour by meeting with your local guide in the city centre and hopping on a Dutch back-pedal bike. Your Amsterdambike 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.
We’ll weave our way through Amsterdam’s history and growth by starting out downtown and then making our way out to the northern dijks (dykes). Along the way we’ll hit up historical sites in the financial district and get an up close look at the city’s defences, learning how windmills, canals, and walls helped build this nation and its people.
The sheer volume of bikes and cyclists in Amsterdam will be apparent throughout your tour, from a waterfront stop that’s home to no less than 500 bikes parked in stalls to thrilling infamous intersections where at least 30 bikes of all shapes and sizes whiz by every minute!
By the time you’re done, this Amsterdam bike tour will have you cycling and feeling just like a local.
(If you’d prefer to travel as part of a regular group experience, please book our Bikes and Dyks group tour.)
This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.
Amsterdam City Center, Dam Square
This tour is available all year (excluding Mondays), please make an enquiry for further details.
Please note children under 12 are not permitted on this tour.