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Amsterdam by bike: Here's how!

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Amsterdam by bike: Here's how!

Bike Touring Collection by I amsterdam

6

Tours

14:19 h

153 mi

1,425 ft

Have you always wanted to visit Amsterdam the city of canals and canals? Experience world-class culture and fascinating museums and architecture? Then get on your bike and head to Amsterdam! Nowhere else is cycling as much a part of the city's culture as it is here. Of course, you don't have to bike all the way to Amsterdam. From Hamburg, for example, it's only about six hours by train to the Dutch metropolis.

Once there, you can discover Amsterdam and its beautiful metropolitan region with I amsterdam's cycleseeing bike routes. Learn about the history and tradition of Dutch seafaring, take in the fresh coastal air, and visit centuries-old castles while cycling through vast fields of flowers. You'll soon see: Amsterdam has much more to offer than canals and clogs!

Here in this collection we show you a selection of our most beautiful cycleseeing routes. The best thing about it is that since they are all circuits, you can start your bike tour wherever you want and get on anywhere along the routes. Why not start a little outside the city and take a trip into the city?

On the way, many of the nice street cafes or stylish restaurants invite you to take a break. So you don't have to worry about provisions for your tour. By the way: If you don't want to take your own bike with you on the train, just rent one locally - the many bike rental shops in and around Amsterdam make it possible.

What's missing now: Your ticket to Amsterdam! And perhaps also the I amsterdam City Card: It is especially worthwhile for a stay of several days in the city and offers you admission to all major attractions and over 70 museums. Public transportation is included as well as a canal tour and you can even rent your bike for free with the City Card.

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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
    03:18
    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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  • 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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  • 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
    6
  • Distance
    153 mi
  • Duration
    14:19 h
  • Elevation
    1,425 ft

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