Bicycles are the most popular means of transportation in Amsterdam. There are hundreds of bike stalls and thousands of bikes on the streets. But you don’t need to have your own bicycle if you want to explore Amsterdam in the most traditional Dutch way. If you’re looking for a fun bike tour, Amsterdam has plenty of options. So what is the best bike tour Amsterdam can offer? Let’s take a look!
Choosing a bike tour: Amsterdam tips
There are two main options when you want to explore Amsterdam by bike. You can either: a) book a bike tour in Amsterdam or b) rent a bicycle.
We strongly recommend the first option, so that you are accompanied by a professional guide. The Dutch might make cycling in Amsterdam look easy but they have been doing it their whole lives and are accustomed to the local traffic. It’s, therefore, better to be with somebody who knows the rules and can show you around town in a safe and fun way.
If you decide to just rent a bike anyway, check the condition of the tires and brakes and make sure the bell works before setting out. If you’re cycling at night, using lights is mandatory (so check that they work too).
Because of the city’s irregular shape, it can be easy to get disoriented, so always take a map with you (or make sure you have one saved on your phone).
Booking an Amsterdam bike tour online
Tours & Tickets offers two fantastic guided Amsterdam city bike tours, lasting an average of two and three hours respectively. They include a fully-equipped modern bicycle and a professional tour guide who will take you to the city’s most important points of interest, as well as places that are only accessible by bike. You can find more information about the Bike Tour Amsterdam here.
Other helpful tips when you travel to Amsterdam
If you are going to travel to Amsterdam during autumn or winter make sure to bring a warm coat, a pair of gloves and a scarf (especially if you’re planning on doing a bike tour).
Amsterdam is home to countless world-famous attractions and museums. You can find cheap tickets to these here. This is the most certain way to ensure availability and save time when you travel to Amsterdam!
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