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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 2ith an expert guide riding by your side. You’ll learn about the city’s culture, see important historical sites, and famous hotspots 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 much excitement, enjoy a pleasant break in the Vondelpark, the largest park in Amsterdam and the most famous park in the Netherlands. Feeling recharged, circle the Museum Quarter and ride through the narrow streets of the Bohemian-influenced De Pijp neighborhood.  Cross the iconic Magere Brug (skinny bridge), a wooden drawbridge over the River Amstel, and arrive at the famed Artis Zoo leading into the Maritime Quarter.  Admire the impressive replica of a 17th-century Dutch East Indian Company ship at the Salt Harbour, before returning to back where your bike journey began.

Amsterdam 3-Hour Bike Tour: Backstreets and Hidden Gems

2. 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.

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 culture.

Amsterdam: Sight Seeing Bike Tour with Guide

4. Amsterdam: Sight Seeing Bike Tour 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 their comfort so you can focus only on sightseeing and on the guide.

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

5. 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 District.

Amsterdam: Private or Public Walking Tour

6. Amsterdam: Private or Public Walking Tour

Enjoy a 1.5 hour private or public walking tour of Amsterdam with a small (private) group of maximum four travelers and a guide. The small group size makes it easy to explore this gorgeous but busy city and enhances the feeling of escaping mass tourism. Learn about the city's interesting history and cultural life. You will certainly be impressed by the city's architectural beauty with static and imposing canal houses, its people and its relaxed, open-minded atmosphere. The easiest way and place to meet your guide is at the National Monument on Dam (Dam Square) since you truly cannot overlook the giant white pillar. Dam is the heart of the city and the place where the Amsterdammers built a dam over the river. Because this is where the city originated one could say that this is where all the magic happened. Nowadays the beautiful square is a symbolic location because it houses important national symbols such as the National Monument, the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church), and the Royal Palace. Follow your guide who leads the way through quaint alleyways with cobble-stoned streets where no other tourists are to be found. In the Dutch 17th century Holland was incredibly wealthy and powerful. The architectural heritage from those colonial dark days is seen all over this compact city, just like its classical character with gorgeous canal houses and historical houseboats. Admire the Waag, a medieval, fairytale-like building that once served as the gate to Amsterdam and other important sights such as Anne Frank House and the Westerkerk (Wester Church). Make sure to have enough space on your phone to take hundreds of photos because no matter where you look there will be something picturesque to see. Wander a bit off to take that perfect shot, because with the headsets that are used during the tour you can hear your guide even from a distance. Be surprised about Dutch culture and enjoy the entertaining stories your spontaneous and enthusiastic guide shares with you and learn about the city’s vibrant history and the dynamic between history, tolerance, religion, and pragmatism. Curious? Book below and be sure to enjoy a high-quality, off-the-beaten-path walking tour full countless of marvelous views.

Amsterdam: 2.5-Hour Bike Tour

7. Amsterdam: 2.5-Hour Bike Tour

Learn the history of Amsterdam on a comprehensive, 2.5-hour guided bike tour, perfect for people of all ages, no matter how fit they are. Benefit from the services of a guide who will make sure that the whole group can keep up at all times. Enjoy a free cup of coffee at the local tour operator's bike shop as you adjust your bikes before setting off. Get an introduction to the city and how it came into existence on Dam Square. Then, pedal off and explore the historic city center like a local. Cycle to all the highlights, such as the magnificent Bloemenmarkt - the world's only floating flower market. Pedal the leafy lanes of the Vondelpark, where locals go to relax at the open-air theater and on the grassy lawns.

Secret Amsterdam: Hidden Gems Private Bike Tour

8. Secret Amsterdam: Hidden Gems Private Bike Tour

See Amsterdam like a local and cycle the paths less trodden on a private 3-hour bike tour. Your guide will take you down small backstreets, and focus on the city's undiscovered parts. Climb aboard your 2-wheeled steed and escape the tourist-bubble of the city center. Bike along the banks of the pretty canals in the Canal Belt, and pedal over drawbridges to discover hidden courtyards and secret churches. Stop for a short refreshment break. Then continue to Vondelpark, the city's largest and most beautiful park. After a long ride through the leafy park, head to Museumplein to discover Amsterdam's most important museums. As a private tour, the itinerary can always be customized to your requests, ensuring you see the things you want to see and enjoy a tour that suits you to a tee.

Amsterdam: Urban Golf Walking Tour

9. Amsterdam: Urban Golf Walking Tour

Discover the most exciting and interesting places of Amsterdam, while taking part in a unique Urban Golf challenge. Follow a guide on a walking tour of Amsterdam. Move from location to location on the course of your tour, stopping to play a hole anywhere. Take your Golf Challenge out on the lawn at Museumplein or through the beautiful Vondelpark. Grab a drink in one of Rembrandtplein’s best bars as you play around in front of the great painter’s famous statue. Take in the glory of the Royal Palace as you play a quick hole on Dam Square, the possibilities are endless.

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What people are saying about Vondelpark

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 1,332 reviews

I was a solo traveler to Amsterdam and wanted something to do with a group. I highly recommend taking a bike tour with this company. The young lady, our guide was very informative throughout the ride and answered any and all questions. The group of people I met were just as nice and we worked as a team. Please do not hesitate booking. The location was easy to find and no hassle upon arrival. No need to be an experienced. This was my first time riding a bike roadside…I felt safe!

Amazing way to see the city!! Our tour guide Claudette was great. Some points of the loop were a bit chaotic due to the sheer amount of bikers in the city, but I guess that's as authentic of an experience as you can get! Highly recommend for those that may only have one free afternoon to tour Amsterdam.

Claudette was a fantastic guide. A bike tour is always a good way to see a new city. Yes, you will look like a tourist. Who cares? This was fun and relaxed and the history of the city was presented in a great way! We enjoyed it!

Just what I was looking for. Bram was really knowledgeable, personable and answered all our questions. He was great at making sure all of us stayed together. Highly recommend

Bike tour was really enjoyable!Rad was very friendly and informative!!a lovely way to see the city and learn some facts!sunny morning too so was really great!!