Amsterdam Bike Tour: Off The Beaten Path

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Overview

Experience Amsterdams passion for all things two wheels on a 3-hour guided bike tour. Pedal through cool, lesser-known neighborhoods on a tour inspired by Pete Jordans book, In the City of Bikes, passing landmarks such as the Rikjsmuseum and Maritime Museum. Navigate pretty districts such as Jordaan, ride a ferry to see the citys northern 'dijks' (dykes), and on route, discover quirky bike-related places, unusual trivia and incredible tales such as how Amsterdammers used their bikes to beat wartime Nazi blockades.

Numbers are limited to 12 on this small-group tour, ensuring personalized attention.

Highlights

  • Small-group tour
  • Led by a local guide
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Great overview and orientation of the city

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Meet your guide near Dam Square in central Amsterdam, put on your helmet and hop on your traditional Dutch bike.
Before setting off, get an introduction to Amsterdam’s obsession with two wheels and learn about Pete Jordan's hit book, In the City of Bikes. Hear how it inspired the tour and how you’ll pass some of the bike-related places mentioned in its pages.
Start by cycling through Amsterdam’s historical financial district, passing buildings such as the old Dutch East India Company offices. As you travel, gain quirky insights into the city’s long-held relationship not just with bikes, but with the sea, and how they're closely intertwined.
Leave the financial district behind and then head towards Amsterdam’s northern dijks, starting out through either the interesting old Jewish quarter or along the Amstel River.
Depending on the route you take, cruise through districts such as Jordaan with its pretty bridges and canals; and pass landmarks such as the Rijksmuseum, Amstel sluice gate, de Gooyer windmill and the waterfront Maritime Museum, housed in a resplendently restored 17th century naval storehouse.
Then, take a 5-minute ferry ride to north Amsterdam — an area many visitors never see — and hear tales of the 1944-1945 hunger treks, when thousands of Amsterdammers cycled north to find food during the wartime Nazi blockades.
Cycle around some of the dijks here and learn how they’ve protected against flooding, before returning by ferry to the city center.
Before your tour ends, hear more about Amsterdam’s passion for cycling, and see other places mentioned in Jordan’s book, including the bike parking station with stalls for over 500 bikes, and the famous intersections where 30 bikes or more can zoom by every minute!
Your tour then ends back at the original start point.

Inclusions for Amsterdam Bike Tour: Off The Beaten Path

  • Local English-speaking guide
    ADutch back-pedal bike
    A trip on a ferry or stop in naval museum (weather dependent)

Exclusions for Amsterdam Bike Tour: Off The Beaten Path

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

This tour is intended for adults only. You must be at least 12 years or older to participate.You may be required to provide identification verifying your birth date at the start of the tour

Wear clothing suitable for weather conditions

Please bring a bottle of water

Footwear should be suitable for a bike ride; sneakers recommended

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • Amsterdam is truely a city of bikes, and there's no better way to see it than by bike. Most bike lanes are completely seperate from city streets and the ubiquotous trams. But, without a guide, you'd miss so much. This was a great way to see the highlites and learn a bit about the present and past of Amsterdam. Bikes are comfortable, safe, and easy to ride. There are no hills to climb, so anyone can take advantage of this delightful tour.

  • Great bike tour of the central and northern parts of this fascinating city.
    The highly knowledgeable guide provided much insight about the history
    and character of the city. The visit to neighborhoods north of the city was
    especially interesting. A very enjoyable bike tour.

  • Tour guide was amazing! He gave me a one-on-one tour off areas of Amsterdam and nearby areas that I would normally not have encountered. We visited parks, nearby towns, and areas within Amsterdam that are not normally seen by tourists. Highly recommend this tour to anyone who likes to ride bikes and explore beyond the touristy areas.

  • This was a great adventure. We enjoyed our bike ride through the city while learning about bicycle riding and the rules. The guide was extremely helpful. We are going back with friends and will take this tour.

  • Had a great time on this tour. Ended up with a beautiful fall day. Sean was a great guide and was very knowledgeable about Amsterdam. I saw a lot I would of never saw otherwise and getting around on a bike like most people in Amsterdam was great.

  • Everybody visit Amsterdam should try bike tour. Its really an amazing experience. See sighting in a different angle. And we have a nice tour guide

  • On this Saturday morning I was the only client for my guide, Arthur, who turned it to a private tour. Being a Saturday, the bike traffic was less which can be quite hectic. It also provided a larger tour of the city that a walking tour could not provide.

  • Sean was a great guide and made the day very enjoyable. We ended up being the only 2 people on the tour which was awesome. It was a rainy day but we still were able to see all the sites and have a great ride! We learned a lot of history and also passed/saw a number of places to come back to later in the day. A little pit stop for coffee and goat petting was perfect : We would absolutely recommend Sean and this tour.

  • We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Sean, the owner of Urban Adventures, is GREAT. We had a great time biking around town and would recommend this tour to others. Check out UA's website for more tours. We also did the Food Tour with Sean and that was awesome.

  • awesome tour w excellent guide as he was patient, entertaining, and very knowledgeable. great experiencing how most in Amsterdam travel

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