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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 on a 3-hour bike tour. With an expert guide riding by your side, you’ll learn about the city’s culture, see important historical sites, and famous hotspot 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.

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Amsterdam: City Highlights Bike Tour

2. Amsterdam: City Highlights Bike Tour

Start your Amsterdam tour by jumping on board a bicycle and traveling like the locals do. On this quirky Amsterdam bike tour you will use the city’s most beloved form of transportation and hear stories and tales from the city’s past and present. You’ll feel like a true Amsterdammer in no time. Weave your way through Amsterdam’s history by starting downtown. See all the major highlights as you learn about Amsterdam's rich history. Cycle over bridges, along idyllic canals, and into hidden courtyards. You will have plenty of opportunities to stop and photograph the picturesque city. At each stop your guide will tell you about the history of the sites that you’re visiting and also about Amsterdam's culture.

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Amsterdam: Private Bike Tour with a Local

3. Amsterdam: Private Bike Tour with a Local

The best way to explore Amsterdam is like the locals do, on a bike. You will meet your guide in the bike shop and be given a city bike that is comfortable for you. During the tour you will stop at a number of interesting places where your personal guide will tell you about the history and architecture of the city. Discover some of the most important sites and learn all about the rich history of Amsterdam. Cycle along the famous canals and Dam Square. Cycle through the various different neighborhoods of Amsterdam, such as the Jordaan, where you will pass the Rijksmuseum, home to a rich collection of Dutch art and history. Discover other gems such as the Museumplein, Stedelijk Museum, and Concertgebouw.

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Amsterdam: Private City Highlights Bike Tour

4. Amsterdam: Private City Highlights Bike Tour

See Amsterdam like a local on a private bike tour. Bike along the banks of the pretty canals in the Canal Belt, and pedal over drawbridges to discover hidden courtyards and secret churches. 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. See the city’s most important highlights, such as Dam Square, Anne Frank’s House, the Rijksmuseum, and the Van Gogh museum. As a private tour, the itinerary can always be customized to your interests, ensuring you see the things you want to see and enjoy a tour that suits you.

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Amsterdam: Private City Walking Tour

5. Amsterdam: Private City Walking Tour

Enjoy a private walking tour and see all the main sights of the historic center, including the enchanting bridges, barges, houseboats and mercantile houses of the Canal Belt. Get well-acquainted with Amsterdam’s cobblestoned streets, walking over the many beautiful bridges overlooking the iconic canals on the Canal Belt. Be guided along the waterways, seeing the recognizable tall and slim buildings, numerous houseboats, and, of course, some of the most famous sights in the city. Learn how the city evolved from a muddy town on the Amstel River in the 12th century to the modern day metropolis. Get a local’s perspective and discover some little-known secrets of the city, including tree-lined squares and private courtyards. Get priceless tips on how to make the most of your time in Amsterdam.

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Amsterdam Sight Seeing Bike Tours with Guide

6. Amsterdam Sight Seeing Bike Tours 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.

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Amsterdam 3-Hour Bike Tour: Backstreets and Hidden Gems

7. 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.

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Amsterdam: Private or Public Walking Tour

8. 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.

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

9. 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.

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Amsterdam: 2-Hour Guided Bike Tour

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Vondelpark

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 1,329 reviews

This tour was one of the highlights of my trip to Amsterdam! Red was a very knowledgeable guide and also cracked some good jokes along the way. Three hours seems like a long ride but time went by so quickly! We also had a little break where we enjoyed a beer with everyone on the tour. I definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to learn more about Amsterdam with the typical experience of riding a bike in the city.

I recommend this 3h tour. Our guide (Mona) was great and being with a small group (8 pers) makes it very nice. We had an awful weather with heavy rain the whole time but our guide could not do anything about that. I wish I can redo the tour with a dry weather.

Wendy is an awesome guide! I 100% recommend this tour for anyone that wants to get to know Amsterdam from a local's perspective!

Veronica was a wonderful guide with lots of knowledge. Great fun. She even arranged a rainbow halfway the tour. Amazing!

Excellent tour…Rad was extremely helpful and informative. Pace was perfect.