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An all-encompassing adventure in the Venice of the North
Discover Amsterdam’s most iconic treasures on this bike tour of the city! Enjoy the benefits of bike rental and a family-friendly day tour suitable for children.
Amsterdam isn’t called the “Venice of the North” for nothing – canals course through the Netherlands’ capital like veins, providing much of its cultural lifeblood. Your bicycle tour takes you along these historic waterways for your true introduction to Amsterdam!
With Dam’s canals come drawbridges and canal houses – let your guide bring you up to speed with the waterways’ fascinating features. Park up your bike and perhaps witness these historic drawbridges in action! Venturing into Vondelpark, soak up the serenity of the city’s urban oasis. As you glide along under the green canopy, your guide will reveal how the park requires a renovation every three decades due to its lowering ground levels. But you needn’t have that sinking feeling – Vondelpark is a stunning section of the city to explore, boasting cycle paths lined with beautiful trees alive with rejuvenating birdsong.
Occupying the outskirts of the stunning Vondelpark is the Rijksmuseum, whose exquisite exterior is bound to stop you in your cycle tracks! This is the Netherlands’ national museum, honoring the diverse beauty of Dutch history and art. Riding on, explore the vibrant vintage Jordaan neighborhood. Here, you’ll bike through a haven of indie boutiques, contemporary art galleries, trendy market squares, and eccentric eateries. Arriving at Anne Frank’s house, park your bike for poignant reflection on the banks of the Prinsengracht canal. Discover the story of the young diarist who fled Nazi persecution, hiding in the rooms of the ‘Secret Annex’. It's a fascinating finale for your Amsterdam adventure.
Days Start Finish Daily 10:30 am ~1:30 pm Daily 2:00 pm ~5:00 pm
Rate EUR Adult €34 Student €30 Child €29 Senior €29 Add an E-bike? €15
Canals, Canal houses, Drawbridges, Vondelpark, Rijksmuseum, Jordaan, Anne Frank House
- High-quality Dutch bike
- Rain Jackets in case of rain
- Local private guide
Meeting place & directions
A-Bike Rental & Tours Vondelpark
1054 ET Amsterdam
★★★★★ Addie Vanden Hengel 5 months ago
A perfect way to experience the highlights of Amsterdam.
What a great way to see a significant portion of the city in just a few hours! I was extremely impressed with Alessandra, the tour guide, and her knowledge of the city’s landmarks despite her being newer to Amsterdam. She was very personable and talkative with each of the guests even though the tour was comprised of about 15 people.
The actual sights were beautiful—a nice balance of well-known landmarks and the local perspective.
Navigating the cars/motor bikes/bicycles/other fast vehicles is something to adjust to if you’re not used to such a bustling environment, which Amsterdam absolutely is. But, it’s definitely worth it to get the lay of the land. Great for beginners on a bike, like me!
BikeTours.com staff reply from jan June 30, 2023
Thanks for the lovely review and I am glad you and your dad had a great ride, Addie. All the best in school this coming year!