Amsterdam City Bike Tour, the Best Things to See

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  • 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Enjoy an alternative sightseeing experience of Amsterdam on an exciting bike tour of the dazzling Dutch capital. Follow a professional guide through the quaint waterways and winding cobbled streets of the city and discover an eclectic selection of sights off the conventional tourist trail. Delve into the rich history and 'coffee shop' culture of the city with your knowledgeable guide and get local recommendations from your local guide.
  • Guided bike tour around Amsterdam’s city center
  • Hear about the history of this eclectic and charming city
  • Follow your guide to lesser-known spots, such as the photogenic Jordaan district
  • Get the lowdown on Amsterdam’s notorious coffeeshops
  • Relax in a cafe in the company of a knowledgeable guide

What's Included

  • Local guide
  • Use of bicycle
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • A-Bike Rental & Tours - Vondelpark
    Tesselschadestraat 1E, 1054 ET Amsterdam, Netherlands

    The meeting point is only a 3-minute walk away from Leidseplein (easy to reach by tram). We start at the bike shop of our partner A-Bike next to the entrance of Vondelpark and Marriot Hotel. We hope to meet you there!

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Greet your guide at a central Amsterdam location and receive a short safety briefing before climbing onto your state-of-the-art cycle. Set out at a leisurely pace, following your guide along part of Amsterdam’s 250-mile (400-km) network of bicycle lanes.

Receive an insightful introduction to the Dutch capital as you visit an eclectic selection of prominent landmarks and cultural secrets; depending on your guide and the weather, expect an itinerary that features top sights like Museum Square, home to iconic institution, the Van Gogh Museum.

Hear of the country’s liberal laws that legalize marijuana and prostitution and cruise past popular nightclubs on your way to Vondelpark, a green oasis in the heart of the city. 

Discover the attractive Jordaan district or uncover the tragic history of Anne Frank as you visit her perfectly preserved house. Before your tour concludes, enjoy a refreshing drink (own expense) in one of your guide’s favorite hangouts and then return to the original departure point, where the tour concludes.

Centraal Station

Amsterdam Centraal Station including the biking garage for bikes.

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


Explore the old Western harbour of Amsterdam, the picturesque little islands connected by several draw bridges.

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This tour operates with English language only
  • A reasonable level of fitness, health and biking skill is necessary. Our guides are in charge to decide if your skills are good enough (safety first).
  • The City bike tour meets and departs from A Bike Vondelpark, Tesselschadestraat 1E, Amsterdam
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • not recommended for not skilled bikers
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveller Tips

I would highly recommend this tour, as well as the countryside tour.
566 reviews
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The best way to know Amsterdam
doribarilan, Mar 2023
Excellent tour with a very knowledgeable guide that took to the time to show us the city and provided explantions and insights
Fantastic tour by fun guide!
MaryJean_M, Mar 2023
Our guide, Connie, was delightful and so informative. She even found us fresh stroopwafels at a market to try! She was super accomodating in showing us what we were interested in, and the tour company is great - very accomodating and responsive. Definitely recommend, especially if you are staying anywhere near Leidseplien (sp?) square. The pick up is right next to Vondelpark.
Amsterdam antics
Emily_H, Oct 2022
Felt great being amongst the locals by riding a bike around!! Some of the stops were not what we wanted to ride by or through, but enjoyed our tour.
vinay_s, Oct 2022
Fabulous tour by Claudette . An informative tour , with regular stops explaining particular land mark or area , photos taken for memories and entertaining along the way . Thank you
Poor organisation meant shortened tour
Neil_R, Oct 2022
Disappointing that the tour was due to start at 10.30am but we did not leave the shop until almost an hour after this. This meant we would miss our next tour so we had to cut this one short. Very disorganised and very limited safety briefing with no offer of helmets and any confirmation that people had even ridden a bike. The hour of the tour we had was enjoyable with a good guide. Just a shame we had to miss so much
Response from Host, Oct 2022
We are sorry about the delay. That should not have happened. Can you send us an email directly so we can find a solution for this? Helmets are available for guests who are asking, but in Amsterdam we normally do not ride with helmets.
Really loved this tour -...
Susan_M, Oct 2022
Really loved this tour - Claudette was a fab guide and she really brought Amsterdam to life with her stories and tips. It really felt like we were experiencing Amsterdam in a different way. Would do this tour every day if I could!
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you Susan for a wonderful review. We hope to see you again in Amsterdam one day.
Fun, fast and exciting tour of amsterdam
Norma_S, Oct 2022
This was the best way to see Amsterdam and learning about the history, buildings and lifestyle of the Dutch. Our guide was brilliant and lots of fun. We loved this tour so much we rented bikes for the rest of the weekend and revisited the sights on the tour.
Worth It!!
Melanie_L, Sept 2022
Our tour guide (Sevv) was extremely knowledgeable about Amsterdam, conscience about riders’ safety, and friendly!!!
Great tour
Jim_H, Aug 2022
Great overview of Amsterdam. Gus navigated us expertly through the traffic to all the hot spots. Really enjoyed it!
Better than a bus tour
TamiR, Aug 2022
only 15 kilometre (10 miles) any one can all most do it, it took a few hours. The tour guide gives a lot of information.
Great way to see the city!
Jade_M, Aug 2022
Gus was a great guide! We got to see loads of spots that gave us a good idea about the city must do's!
Brief but must do in Amsterdam
Edward_J, Aug 2022
Brief—not the promised 3 hours (approx 45 minutes short). Did not stop at local spot for drink. Not fault of tour but there was so much avoiding traffic it was difficult to enjoy the sights.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thanks for your review Edward. our tour is 2.5 hours and not 3 hours. Where did you get the information that it is 3 hours?
samuyiwabr, July 2022
Tour guide was knowledgeable, fun, but also made sure we were safe on the roads. Would highly recommend, it was the highlight of the day.
Response from Host, July 2022
Hello, Thank you for a wonderful review. We are so glad that you had fun. Do join us again soon.
A true Amsterdam experience
Giovanna_V, July 2022
Awesome experience! Truly felt like a local, and learned so much about the history of Amsterdam. Our guide Marco (?) was great and had a lot of knowledge to share. Would only recommend this for active people as it was a 3-hour bike tour.
Response from Host, July 2022
Hi, thank you for your review. We are so glad that you had fun learning about Amsterdam.
Best way to get to know Amsterdam
Claudia_S, July 2022
The city makes it great!!! The best way to get to know Amsterdam. The city was pretty busy but it was worth it.
Response from Host, July 2022
Thank you for your review Claudia, so glad that you could join us.
Stellar - the best way to see Amsterdam
Sonja_I, July 2022
Our guide (Kelsey?) was wonderful and her ex-pat perspective really helped us understand the city (meaning, she already knew in advance what would seem the most interesting cultural/living differences to Americans). Her love of Amsterdam really came through. There is no better way to know Amsterdam, I have decided, than to compete for road space with the citizens of Amsterdam and the odd grumpy trash truck driver. After this tour, we knew exactly what we wanted to circle back to see in our remaining time there. Long live the Omafiets!!
Guided Bike Tour
Laura_C, July 2022
Great tour guides v knowledgeable, saw lots we wouldn't have seen on our own. Went with 15yr old child, suitable for teens, adults I would say.
Really enjoyable morning...
Julie_H, July 2022
Really enjoyable morning of cycling with a very knowledgeable and entertaining guide, so had a much better understanding of the history and culture of Amsterdam by the time we finished.
Would definitely recommend
Chloe_M, June 2022
Amazing guide (Vincent) in an amazing city. Loads of information and a great way to see the sights. Easy to find A bike rentals. A gentle ride with 9 stops at notable areas around the city. Great value for money!
Response from Host, July 2022
Hey Chloe, We are glad that you had a good time on the tour with Vincent. Thanks for joining us and a great review.
Great way to experience the city like a local!
Taylor_A, June 2022
This was a great way to see the city of Amsterdam! Our tour guide was Sevv, who did a great job at giving city recommendations and fun facts. Caution that the city cyclists are pretty aggressive, so be sure to be alert and careful when riding around!
Response from Host, July 2022
Hi Taylor, We are happy that you joined us for a tour of Amsterdam. Thanks for the word of caution and a great review.