Joy Ride Bike Tours Amsterdam
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Luxury Canal Boat & Bike Tour

Joy Ride Tours partners with one of Amsterdam's finest boat companies to offer the very best way to see Amsterdam...from both the water and by bike!

Your day begins in the morning with the biking portion of this outstanding experience, where you will escape the city for a relaxing and leisurly four hour private countryside bike tour. Highlights along this bike route include the Vondel Park, a floating houseboat village, the Amsterdam Forest, Dutch polders, a visit to a working cheese farm (which also makes Dutch clogs!) and a stop by a beautiful windmill from 1636.

The biking portion of this experience is 200 Euros for four people or less for a four hour bike tour. It is also possible to ride for additional hours to the small fishing village of Oudekerk aan de Amstel at a cost of 50 Euros per hour (not per person).

Upon your return to the city of Amsterdam by bike, your guide will then walk you to a nearby mooring location where you will board a vintage salon boat and continue your tour of Amsterdam's city center canal belt. Amsterdam has more than one hundred kilometers of grachten, or canals, and about 90 islands and 1,500 bridges. The three main canals (Herengracht, Prinsengracht and Keizersgracht), dug in the 17th century during the Dutch Golden Age, form concentric belts around the city. Alongside the main canals are 1550 monumental buildings. The 17th-century canal ring area, including the Prinsengracht, Keizersgracht, Herengracht and Jordaan, were listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010.

The vintage salon boat, Lieve, is from the 1930's and has been lovingly restored. "Lieve" means love, or sweetheart in Dutch.

The boat comes complete with a stereo system, an indoor salon (holding up to 12 people) and bathroom facilities. The boat is piloted by a wonderful local Dutch captain, Jan Arie, who is also the owner of the boat!

There are two costs for this tour. The boat prices are listed below.

1st hour private rent € 240 inclusive hostess € 300
1.5 hour private rent € 330 inclusive hostess € 410
2 hours private rent € 420 inclusive hostess € 520
2.5 hours private rent € 510  inclusive hostess € 630
3 hours private rent € 600  inclusive hostess € 740
3.5 hours private rent € 690 inclusive hostess € 850


Splurge and treat yourself to a once in a lifetime canal experience with Captain Jan Arie on his vintage salon boat. We are also happy to arrange drinks and snacks on the canal boat as well with advance notice.

This journey will certainly enchant and entertain as you bike through the Dutch polders and also sail the waterways in our very own Venice of the North.

Follow this link to request this very unique private experience and we will happily arrange all of the details.


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