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Your off-the-beaten-track Amsterdam experience

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Your off-the-beaten-track Amsterdam experience

Bike Touring Collection by I amsterdam

10

Tours

25:21 h

269 mi

2,675 ft

Discover Amsterdam and its beautiful metropolitan region with the Cycleseeing bike routes from I amsterdam. Learn about the history and tradition of Dutch merchant shipping, get a breath of fresh air on the coast or visit centuries-old castles while cycling through vast fields of flowers. Amsterdam is much more than canals and clogs!

Hop on wherever you want. You can pick up the routes from anywhere, so you don't necessarily even have to travel to Amsterdam to start.

Here’s what you need to bring:
A bicycle: bring your own or rent a bike from one of the many rental companies.
A (rain) jacket: nothing is as unpredictable as the weather!
A smartphone: use it to download the Komoot map (and of course to take pictures during your trip)
A sense of adventure: make the cycle route as long and complicated as you like
Snacks: or drop in at one of the many outdoor cafes along the route

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Tours & Highlights

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    Waterland – Cycleseeing in and around Amsterdam

    Intermediate
    02:18
    25.4 mi
    11.0 mph
    200 ft
    200 ft
    Ferry
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    Prepare to fall in love with Amsterdam's Waterland. The route takes you past typical Dutch jewels, such as 17th-century wooden houses, typical Dutch villages and countryside, the leafy Noorderpark and unusual windmills.

    

    The route starts and ends at Amsterdam Central Station. Take the free ferry behind

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  • Intermediate
    02:33
    27.1 mi
    10.6 mph
    250 ft
    275 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Amsterdam would not be Amsterdam without the Amstel River. It’s named after the small fishing village of Amstelredamme (dam in the Amstel river), built in the 13th century. This Amstel route follows the flow of the river out of town and takes you deep into quintessential Dutch countryside and past old

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  • Intermediate
    03:01
    31.6 mi
    10.5 mph
    325 ft
    350 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Anyone who sees wooden shoes surely thinks of the Netherlands. But the same goes for the tulip! In 1637, at the height of tulip mania, tulips were selling for more than the price of a luxury canal house. This flower tour starts at the Flower Market (Bloemenmarkt) in Amsterdam and ends in Aalsmeer, near

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  • Intermediate
    03:18
    35.0 mi
    10.6 mph
    300 ft
    300 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Amsterdam is known for its enchanting city centre, crooked canal houses and winding waterways. But a few kilometres to the west, the scene changes from urban to pastoral as you head towards Haarlem. As well as ornate 17th-century architecture, you'll find bustling restaurants and a thriving art scene

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  • Intermediate
    03:20
    34.4 mi
    10.3 mph
    525 ft
    525 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Just outside Amsterdam, some beautiful gems await you. Hop on your bike and explore the long beaches, quaint historic villages, amazing dunes and even some 13th-century ruins – on a route that is mostly flat with a few hilly bits here and there. A great cycling adventure!

    

    The route starts at the Haarlem

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  • Easy
    01:46
    18.5 mi
    10.5 mph
    175 ft
    200 ft
    Ferry
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    Amsterdam would not be Amsterdam without Zaandam and, on this Tour, you will experience the city’s strong ties to its industrial past. In this part of the Netherlands, people have lived in the shadow of huge factories for over a century. Some are still in use while others have been converted into flats

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  • Intermediate
    03:04
    32.4 mi
    10.5 mph
    300 ft
    300 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Within cycling distance of Amsterdam lies a true fairytale land of dreamy castles, beautiful gardens and imposing forts. Some were part of the Stelling van Amsterdam UNESCO World Heritage Site while others were owned by rich merchants from the Golden Age. The route also takes you past various windmills

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  • Intermediate
    02:07
    23.2 mi
    10.9 mph
    150 ft
    150 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    No other landscape in the Netherlands quite represents the 20th century as Nieuw Land (New Land). The modern polder towns here are true architectural museums. The nature reserves, such as Lepelaarplassen and Oostvaardersplassen, are a beautiful contrast to this.

    

    In this new land, you are actually cycling

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  • Intermediate
    02:33
    27.1 mi
    10.6 mph
    225 ft
    225 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Have you ever been to a city on the seabed? Lelystad may not be Atlantis, but it is the youngest coastal city in the Netherlands. It is named after Cornelis Lely, a politician and civil engineer, who designed the Zuiderzee works, turned the Zuiderzee into a lake and turned the seabed into dry land.

    

    The

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  • Easy
    01:20
    14.2 mi
    10.6 mph
    175 ft
    175 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Bijlmer is the neighbourhood of neighbourhoods. The official name is Amsterdam-Zuidoost and Bijlmermeer, but the people who live here call the neighbourhood 'Bijlmer' for short. The neighbourhood has a turbulent history. In the 1970s, people dreamed of 'green living' but in the 1980s decay set in followed

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    10
  • Distance
    269 mi
  • Duration
    25:21 h
  • Elevation
    2,675 ft

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