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Cycling safety tips for a perfect Amsterdam bike tour

It sometimes feels like there are more bikes in Amsterdam than any other mode of transportation. Cycling is highly favored by the local population, so a bike tour is an ideal way to take in the city. To ensure fun, though, you need to take the right precautions!

What to wear while biking in Amsterdam

Wear a helmet and more importantly, don't wear headphones. To be alert as possible, you want to make sure you can hear all traffic around you.

Be aware of the fast pace

Locals often ride quite close to each other and quite quickly. Give yourself some time to adjust to the fast pace of the bike lanes, especially if you're not used to city cycling.

Follow the traffic rules!

Sometimes seasoned bikers in Amsterdam will run red lights and dart in and out of alleys without looking. We recommend you leave the rule breaking to the pros and follow all traffic signs.

Watch out for the trams

While you walk and bike around Amsterdam you'll notice that there's also a network of trams in the city. Be aware of the trams behind you as you cycle.

Use the bike path

There are different types of bike lanes in Amsterdam. Some lanes are on street level and you'll be riding next to cars and others are on the sidewalk. Generally, there are symbols so you'll know which lane is yours. Make sure to follow the direction of traffic as most bike lanes are one-way.

Planning Your Visit

When is the best time to cycle in Amsterdam?

Amsterdam's locals cycle year round and it is one of the best ways to get around this city. We would recommend avoiding biking only when it's raining, as the roads can be quite slick.

Do I need to wear a Helmet?

Most cyclists in Amsterdam actually don't wear a helmet and car drivers are quite aware of bikers. However, if you are out of practice or simply nervous, we recommend wearing some protective headgear.

What People Are Saying About Amsterdam

Amazing experience on our first morning in AMS!

Our guide Dory, was thoroughly knowledgeable and made our tour such fun. She gave a really good safety briefing and was very reassuring always stopping to check that nobody had got left behind. I am so pleased we did the tour on our first morning as were able to get our bearings and ask lots of questions about landmarks and getting around the city. A thoroughly fascinating overview of the history of the city too. We would definitely take another tour with Yellow Bikes if we return. My teenage son rated it highly!

Amsterdam 2-Hour Bicycle Tour Reviewed by Caroline, 11/08/2016

Excellent Tour , The tour guide was very good and we saw a lot.

We thoroughly enjoyed the cycle tour around Amsterdam. The tour guide was excellent and made sure everybody kept together on the tour . We saw many of the sites in Amsterdam . We were sorry we didn't do the 3 hour tour . I would recommend this tour to anybody who can cycle.

Amsterdam 2-Hour Bicycle Tour Reviewed by David, 11/07/2016

Excellent well worth it we all really enjoyed it

We had an excellent time. I was worried about 3 hours of riding but there were a lot of breaks and it was very interesting would definitely recommend this tour

3-Hour Guided Bike Tour of Historical Amsterdam Reviewed by Cheryl, 11/04/2016

Excellent guide in Mona. My 10 year old son loved it also.

Fantastic morning. A real Dutch experience as we travelled through all the inner city streets of Amsterdam. Mona was a great guide and very patient. This tour was the highlight of my Son's trip. He absolutely loved this tour.

wonderful way to get a sense of the real Amsterdsm

Jasper gave us a generous and warm tour of his hometown, demonstrating his very broad and impressive knowledge on all manner of things relating to Amsterdam. He was inclusive and welcoming and I very much recommend the tour - it was the best thing we did in Amsterdam and we loved our whole stay, so high praise.


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