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Tour Duration: 3-4 Hours
Tour Days: Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday
This is a bike tour of major Amsterdam sights. It is designed to help our guests understand the layout of Amsterdam, and provide unique insights into her amazing history.
The beauty of being on a Joy Ride bike tour is that we can alter the tour 'real time' to show you the things that you are interested in. Many companies offer city tours, but ours are the only tours where routes are not set and guides are not scripted. Our guides know the city because it's their home! We love to show you what you haven't seen or might not see. If there is something extra that you would like to see (churches, temples, breweries, coffeeshops, cigar museums, chocolate makers, Haring houses, outdoor markets, etc.) please tell us and we will gladly make your dream tour come true!
Our tour begins with a stop at Leidseplein, where we talk about Amsterdam's night life and its famous music venues. Then we ride through the Golden Horn to view Amsterdam's grand canal houses. Eventually arriving at the only place in Amsterdam where people still sing traditional songs; the beautiful Jordaan district.
After the Jordaan, we stop at the Anne Frank House. There we discuss Anne Frank, World War II and its effects on contemporary Amsterdam society. From the Anne Frank House, we ride north to the Haarlemmerdijk where we chat about Dutch cuisine and cannabis. No tour of Amsterdam is complete without an explanation of why our buildings lean wildly, so we explain how Amsterdam's famous canals were created and why the buildings lean out and are sliding sideways.
Then we enter Amsterdam's famous Red Light District for a stop at the oldest church in Amsterdam. In the midst of the Red Light District, surrounded by prostitutes and the church, we discuss Amsterdam's oldest professions . . . prostitution and religion. On the way out of the Red Light District, we stop at the Royal Palace to chat about the Queen of the Netherlands and our Royal Family.
At this point, the bike tour takes a number of different directions depending upon the interests of the group. Sometimes, we stop for a drink of Jenever (our not so well-known local booze) and explain its complex history. Or maybe we stop at The Begijnhof (a famous old convent located in the heart of Amsterdam). As mentioned above, this tour can easily be altered to accommodate the group's wishes.
Sorry, but the City Tour is for guests 13 and older, who are "non wobbly" riders. Amsterdam was once described by Voltaire as "Sober Chaos" and it hasn't changed much since then. It is still chaos; bustling with bikes, cars, and trams. These obstacles are often difficult for young children to negotiate. Our country tour is a gentler ride and is suitable for kids ages 10 and over.
Come take a bike tour with us to enjoy and see the real Amsterdam!
Approximate distance is 12km or 8 miles. Terrain is mostly hilly and flat, but hectic within the city. All our bikes have gears.
On all of our bike tours we provide rain gear and helmets (please email or phone to insure that we have your helmet size available). We can also keep your luggage securely in our bike storage area if needed.
Our bike tours are designed to give our guests the highest quality experience. Should you feel any of our tours were not worth it, tell us and we will gladly give you a refund.
Book flights to Amsterdam and spend your vacation in Amsterdam with your family and friends. There are plenty of stunning places and scenery that you can visit which will surely bring you hours of fun and excitement. Aside from the amazing places that this city has to offer, you will also find various activities that you can try during your stay here. Go for an Amsterdam bike tour and experience some healthy and relaxing time off.