Bike Tours in Amsterdam and surrounding area’s

Amsterdam is known to be a fantastic city for cyclists. Therefore, a wonderful, healthy way to explore Amsterdam and the surrounding areas is by taking a guided bike tour! Thanks to the compactness of the city, most highlights can be covered in a two-hour tour. There are also longer tours, that take you to the peaceful countryside surrounding the city, for example, the Zaanse Schans, Haarlem, Bloemendaal and the Amsterdam beach. You can combine the tranquillity outside the city with the liveliness in the city by bicycle. Bike tours are not just something for tourists, but also for Dutch locals who enjoy relaxing bike rides too. Please note, that it’s handy to already have some experience riding a bicycle, as traffic is busy in Amsterdam.

Ready to embark on a bike ride? Check out favourite bike tours below;

Cycling in Amsterdam

Bike tours exploring Amsterdam

A bike tour is a perfect way to get to know the capital of the Netherlands. Amsterdam is famous for having more bicycles than inhabitants and cycling is the number one form of transport among locals. Therefore, if you want to blend in with the locals and get to explore this historic, compact city, a bike tour is an excellent way to do so. Do make sure to practice a bit first as cycling in Amsterdam can be quite hectic as the Dutch locals are in their daily rush!

The beauty of Amsterdam by bike tour – fully customizable private tour

This 2.5-hour private bike tour is fully customizable to your personal preferences! A perfect choice for whoever wants to discover the city by bike at his/her own conditions and pace. allows you to choose your personal guide and tailor the tour to any of your wishes. Each local tour guide has his or her personal story that they’ll share with you. As well as a route with some of the most iconic highlights of Amsterdam such as the Skinny Bridge and Westerkerk. However, if you have any particular places that you want to see, the guide can include those as well, as it will be just you and your private tour guide. Make sure to book online upfront to ensure the availability of your preferred tour guide! Do you prefer to do the tour on an electric bike? This can also be arranged (at a surcharge)

Tour includes:

  1. Knowledgeable private tour guide
  2. Bike rental (regular bike, E-bike at a surcharge)
  3. Local drink or snack

Meeting point:

Meet at the Starbikes Rental at De Ruijterkade 143.

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Private tour guide during beauty of Amsterdam by bike tour

Fatbike e-bike tour exploring Amsterdam

Explore Amsterdam on these popular modern e-bikes! The Fatbike is an electric bike by the manufacturer Knaap. It has become wildly popular amongst locals and now you can also enjoy a smooth, comfortable glide on these bicycles with distinctive fat tyres. These motorized bikes will support you while you peddle and allow you to reach up to 25km/h. Therefore, you’ll easily get from one hot spot to another, where your knowledgeable tour guide will tell you all about the city. You’ll also get to visit the Northern part of Amsterdam and a Dutch Windmill. The route for this tour can differ a bit, based on the season and roadworks, but you’ll get to enjoy well over 2 hours getting to know Amsterdam.

Tour includes:

  1. Knowledgeable guide
  2. Fatbike rental
  3. Helmet
  4. Rain clothes (in case it’s necessary)

Meeting point:

Meet at the Fatbike Tours Amsterdam at Damrak 34, 1012 LK Amsterdam.

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Fatbike tour visiting a tradittional Dutch windmill

Secret Amsterdam: Hidden Gems Bike Tour

See Amsterdam as a local and cycle the paths less on a private 3-hour bike ride. Your guide will take you down small streets and focus on undiscovered parts of the city. Get on your bicycle and escape the tourist bubble of the city center. Cycle along the banks of the beautiful canals in the canal belt, and then pedal draw bridges 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 drive through the leafy park, head to the Museumplein to discover Amsterdam’s most important museums.

Tour includes:

  1. Knowledgeable guide
  2. Bicycle rental

Meeting point:

Meet at the We Bike office in Amsterdam, Spuistraat 30, Amsterdam.

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Cycling through small streets exploring hidden gems of Amsterdam

Baja Bikes Amsterdam Tour with Children

Planning a day in Amsterdam with the kids? Consider this child-friendly bike tour with a guide! With an enthusiastic guide, you can discover Amsterdam in 3 hours. The guide takes you by bike along all the famous sights, but also the indispensable but less well-known squares, and lets you experience Amsterdam in a relaxed way. This way you see world-famous highlights as a local.

Tour includes:

  1. Bike Rental
  2. Knowledgeable guide


  1. Children’s bicycles: 8 years
  2. Children’s helmet: € 2 surcharge
  3. Child seats: up to 25 kilos, free
  4. Tandems: child tandem on request € 10 surcharge
  5. Electric bicycle: yes, € 25 surcharge on request
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Bajabikes group posing in front of Rijksmuseum

Sightseeing bike tours exploring surrounding countryside areas

If you only see Amsterdam, you’ll have a minimal view of the Netherlands as a country. Besides the immensely popular city of Amsterdam, the Netherlands has some lovely smaller historical towns and lovely countryside that you definitely want to visit. Schedule some time in your busy travel schedule, to hop on a bike and explore the laidback countryside!

Windmills, Cheese & Clogs: 3-Hour Countryside E-Bike Tour

Experience the charming countryside along the Amstel on a bike ride to the outskirts of Amsterdam. Admire beautiful Dutch architecture and pause at one of the oldest farms, where both cheeses and clogs are made. Discover the beauty of Amsterdam and the surrounding countryside by bike. Cycle along the Amstel river and enjoy a view of the Magere Brug, the Blauwbrug and the locks that regulate the water level. Cycle past historic houses that reflect the early prosperity of the city.

On this 3-hour tour you will start at the harbour with a beautiful view over the IJ. Cycle through Amsterdam-East and head for the Amstel along the 17th-century VOC ship. Along the way you will see several famous monuments, including a mill.

Outside the city, in the middle of the Dutch polder, you pause at a farm from the 15th century that specialises in making cheese and clogs. It is hard to believe that the farm and the mills are at such a short distance from the city. After the visit to the farm you cycle back to the center of Amsterdam.


  • Admire the picturesque countryside while cycling along the Amstel
  • See historic houses from the Golden Age
  • Visit a mill and a cheese farm and clog factory

Included in the tour:

  • Live guide
  • Rental E-bike
  • Helmet
  • Visit to a traditional farm that specialises in making cheese and clogs.

Departure point:
Piet Heinkade 25. 1019 BR Amsterdam

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Cycling through the typical Dutch countryside landscape

Yellowbike Guided Countryside 4-Hour Bike Tour

Cycle through the tranquil Dutch countryside on a relaxed 4-hour bike ride and view the picturesque windmills and fishing villages of the Waterland Municipality. Escape the bustle of the city center of Amsterdam for the beauty of it.


  1. Cycle through a perfect landscape on the outskirts of Amsterdam
  2. Escape the bustle of the city centre for a landscape of streams, villages and windmills
  3. Ride a flat route on new and comfortable bikes
  4. Break for lunch (at your own expense) away from the bustle of the centre of Amsterdam
  5. Discover a perfect landscape on the outskirts of Amsterdam on a half-day cycling tour through the Dutch countryside.
  6. Departure from the city centre, close to Amsterdam Central Station, and transfer to the Waterland municipality, just 15 minutes north of the centre of Amsterdam. Ride on new and comfortable bikes and admire the flat Dutch landscape with soft streams, wooden houses and iconic windmills.
  7. Under the guidance of an experienced guide, you will pass picturesque villages and towns, along the banks of the dikes and waterways that gave the Waterland municipality its name. The enterprising Dutch have reclaimed the land from the sea and the country is just as rich in history as it is in water.

Included in the tour:

  • Bike rental
  • English-speaking tour guide

Meeting point:
Meet each other at the Yellow Bike head office at Nieuwezijds Kolk 29 (a 3-minute walk from Amsterdam Central Station)

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A stop during the tour to take a picture in front of the windmill

Fishermen’s Village and Farm Town Countryside Tour

Begin your bike ride by taking the ferry to the north side of the city. View the Amsterdam Tower and the Eye Film Museum, a unique introduction to the Oud Holland region in Amsterdam. Then you cycle through the amazing Waterland nature reserve. This flat polder landscape offers a view of moments that are lost in time, while you encounter vast fields and traditional Dutch farmers in their daily lives.

Cycle through old villages, such as Holysloot and Ransdorp, where time seems to have stopped. The land is protected by miles of dikes and pumping stations, making picturesque villages thrive, and the region becomes a hotspot for outdoor activities on land and on the water. Your tour guide will tell you about the history of the Netherlands and the importance of water management and windmills for the country.

Available from March to October

Included in the tour:

  • Guide
  • Bicycle
  • Helmet (upon request)

Meeting point:
Spuistraat 28I, 1012 TS Amsterdam

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A stop along the waterside during the 4-hour countryside tour

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Museums in Amsterdam

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Canal cruises in Amsterdam

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