I amsterdam

On the best cycling routes through the Dutch metropolis

© Gaurav Jain

On the best cycling routes through the Dutch metropolis

Bike Touring Collection by I amsterdam

10

Tours

25:21 h

269 mi

2,675 ft

Have you always wanted to visit 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 Stuttgart, for example, it is 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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Tours & Highlights

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    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 …

  • 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 …

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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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

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Collection Stats

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

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