Amsterdam bike tour, find the one that blows you away

Guide yourself, explore hotspots and discover the hidden treasures of Amsterdam—by bike. Find your Amsterdam bike tour.

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Amsterdam City Centre bike tour

Vondelpark
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Van Gogh Museum
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Stedelijk Museum
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Rijksmuseum
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Waterlooplein
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Anne Frank House
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Dam Square
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Nine Streets

Cycling: 29 min

Vondelpark, start position. Do you like a green area to relax and enjoy the sounds of various birds? Vondelpark is one of the first city parks that has obtained the status of National Monument. It is the perfect place to cycle around a bit—to explore and discover. Whenever you are ready for some new kind of inspiration, jump on your bike and start the Amsterdam City Centre bike tour by paddling to the Amsterdam triangle of museums. Van Gogh Museum, 4 min. The Van Gogh Museum is dedicated to the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh. The collection of the museum contains more than 200 paintings, 500 drawings and 700 letters of Vincent van Gogh, alongside his collection of Japanese prints. In total the library includes more than 23,000 works. A captivating pitstop during this Amsterdam bike tour. Stedelijk Museum, 2 min. The Stedelijk Museum of Amsterdam is a museum for modern and contemporary art & design. Rijksmuseum, 1 min. The Rijksmuseum is one of the sixteen state museums in the Netherlands. The collection provides an overview of Dutch art and history, including works by worldwide known 17th-century Dutch masters—such as Rembrandt, Vermeer and Hals. Note: it is the only museum in the world you can cycle through, locals and tourists do this every day. An amazing must-do. Waterlooplein, 5 min. On the road you encounter the oldest flea market of the Netherlands: 131 years old, open six days a week, with about 300 stalls. And by far the most multicultural market in Amsterdam. Anne Frank House, 7 min. To continue your learning experience the Anne Frank House is a great next destination of your Amsterdam City Centre bike tour. The Anne Frank House is a monument in memory of Anne Frank. The Jewish girl who got known worldwide because of her inspiring diary written during the Holocaust: The Secret Annex. On 1 december 1940 Opekta and Pectacon Otto Frank moved their companies from Singel 400 to Prinsengracht 263. The Anne Frank House is a must-see in Amsterdam. Dam Square, 6 min. Nearby this inspirational house you find the Dam Square. Known because of its impressive statues and monuments, including The Royal Palace. If you love to shop, there are a number of stores ready to welcome you. Think of de Bijenkorf, Hudson’s Bay and Nike Store. Nine Streets, 4 min. Do you like a bit more coziness on the end of this Amsterdam bike tour? Cycle along the Amsterdam canals and discover the place to be for little stores, alleys, bars and restaurants. At the Nine Streets you have a lot of one-of-a-kind restaurants, bars and stores to spoil yourself after an active bike trip.

Amsterdam East bike tour

Oosterpark
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Dappermarkt
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Beukenplein
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Tropenmuseum
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Muiderpoort
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Vlinderpaviljoen
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Artis Zoo
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Albert Cuyp

Amsterdam East bike tour – MyHotelBike

Cycling: 38 min

Oosterpark, start position. Oosterpark is a great place to start off your next Amsterdam bike tour, a renewed and cozy city park in Amsterdam East. The park is approximately 12 hectares large—built by the governance of Amsterdam in 1891, as the first major city park. Dappermarkt, 6 min. Do you love local markets? Then this is a great one to go to. It won the price for best market of the Netherlands in 2007. Daily—from Monday till Saturday—more than 160 entrepreneurs open their market stalls to sell clothes, bathing accessories, handy things, gifts and quick bites. Everything low-priced. When your bags are packed it is time to step on your bike and cycle to the new hotspot in town. Beukenplein, 4 min. Here you’ll discover lovely little terraces, restaurants and bars. After a good breakfast, lunch or dinner it is time to step on your bike and cycle to the museum of and about people. Tropenmuseum, 5 min. The Tropenmuseum is located in one of the most authentic buildings of the Netherlands. In the monumental store there is a wide view on what the museum has to offer. The objects tell a human story and make you curious about the vast cultural diversity of today’s world. After this inspirational experience the next destination of your Amsterdam East bike tour is Muiderpoort, a National Monument. Muiderpoort, 5 min. This is the only remaining copy of the city ports built during the 17th and 18th centuries. There are two bridges: bridge 264 connecting the Plantage area with the Artis Zoo and bridge 265 connecting the Singel canal with the Tropenmuseum. If you love exploring insects the Plantage area is the right place to be. Vlinderpaviljoen, 4 min. At October 4, 2007 this pavilion owned by the Artis Zoo became the largest insectarium in the world – translated into English: The Butterfly Pavilion. This large greenhouse in the backyard of the zoo, with a transparent roof airbag, is dedicated solely to insects and particularly to butterflies. Guess what will be your next destination on this Amsterdam bike tour? Artis Zoo, 5 min. The largest zoo of Amsterdam welcomes you to explore all kind of exotic animals and enjoy their playfulness. Albert Cuyp, 9 min. After the Zoo, it is time for your ‘last but not least’ hotspot: the oldest market of Amsterdam. The Albert Cuyp is the busiest day market of the Netherlands and reportedly the largest day market in Europe. A great location to walk with your bike, or park your bike, and leisurely finish your Amsterdam East bike tour.

Amsterdam North bike tour

A’DAM toren
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EYE film museum
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I amsterdam letters
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Noorderpark

Amsterdam North bike tour – MyHotelBike

Cycling: 11 min

A’DAM toren, start position. The A’DAM Tower is an almost hundred-metre-high tower to the IJ to Amsterdam North. The tower is designed in 1966 by the Dutch architect Arthur Steel, commissioned by Royal Dutch Shell. The A’DAM Tower offers a lot of attractions such as the A’DAM lookout: a nice view on the 20th floor and the highest swing of Europe. In the A’DAM Tower you also find The Butcher—one of the most delicious burger restaurants. Next to it you discover a stunning new building. The ideal next stop of your Amsterdam North bike tour. EYE film museum, 3 min. In the EYE film museum you are walking through a magical space with hundreds of monitors around you. Here you admire cameras of the early-last-century and you enjoy an exciting video tour. In one of the four film theatres you close the day with a “good old” classic movie. I amsterdam letters, 1 min. Do you like Amsterdam and you want to express this feeling? Take a picture of you with or on the popular I amsterdam sign. It is not only a tourist stop but also locals see it is as an attraction—a great social activity during any Amsterdam bike tour. People are shooting lots of pictures here to share their love for the city (on social media). Noorderpark, 7 min. We are ending this Amsterdam North bike tour at an amazing park. The Noorderpark in Amsterdam is formed by merging two existing parks. After your energetic bike ride it is time to relax a bit – listen to the sounds of the birds and enjoy all the green around you.

Amsterdam South bike tour

Beatrixpark
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Beethovenstraat
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RAI Amsterdam
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Amstelpark
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De Rieker Mill
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Amsteldijk

Amsterdam South bike tour – MyHotelBike

Cycling: 31 min

Beatrixpark, start position. The Beatrix park is one of the oldest modern city parks of Amsterdam, it is open to the public since May 1938. In the park you’ll find a large bath ‘Beatrixbad’, a herb garden ‘the Artsenijhof’, chestnut trees ‘Kastanjering’, all kind of statues and a tranquil river ‘Natte vallei’. If you have kids with you there is a playing zone for children as well. The ideal place to enjoy some city nature. Do you love to go shopping afterwards? Then the next destination of your Amsterdam South bike tour is the most popular shopping street of this area. Beethovenstraat, 1 min. A cozy neighbourhood shopping street. The power of the street is the varied range of shops, hotels, bars and restaurants it has to offer, with a lovely little square in the middle. Here you can comfortably decide what is next on the list. Maybe a fair or other kind of event? RAI Amsterdam, 4 min. RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre is an international exhibition and Conference organization that brings people together from all places. All year round, different events and fairs are held in the RAI, like the IBC fair with worldwide-known brands—such as Apple, Sony and Samsung. And the famous Dutch ‘huishoudbeurs’, a fair adored by women, where brands and shops share and give away the latest inventions to keep house. After your visit to RAI, your Amsterdam bike tour might continue with some more physical activities… Amstelpark, 7 min. Amstelpark is a great city park to play midget golf or other games and enjoy the trees and fresh air around you. Cycle along and exit the park to find your way to an impressive windmill. De Rieker Mill, 8 min. Built in 1636. De Rieker Mill was once used to drain a large plot of land nearby but it now stands as a testament to a bygone era. Don’t forget to shoot some pictures for back home and let’s end this Amsterdam South bike tour by cycling to our final destination. Amsteldijk, 11 min. Here you can enjoy a quick bite & drink from different cuisines, from Italian to Dutch. Something you certainly deserved when finishing this long inspiring bike ride.

Amsterdam Southeast bike tour

Johan Cruijff Arena
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Ziggo Dome
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Villa Arena
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Anton de Komplein
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Bijlmer Parktheater
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Gaasperplas
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Amsterdamse Poort

Cycling: 39 min

Johan Cruijff Arena, start position. The Johan Cruijff Arena, before Amsterdam Arena, is named after a Dutch football icon: Johan Cruijff (former player of AFC Ajax). It is a multi-purpose stadium with more than 50,000 seats and mostly known as the home of football club AFC Ajax. Furthermore, the stadium is used for pop concerts and other major events. After viewing this amazing stadium, cycle your way to one of the busiest venues worldwide. Ziggo Dome, 2 min. Ziggo Dome is a modern concert hall that opened their doors in June 2012. It is the biggest entertainment venue of Amsterdam. The first Dutch artist who performed in the Ziggo Dome was famous Dutch singer: Marco Borsato. The indoor arena has a capacity of 17,000 seats and on the floor it can accommodate 6,300 people. Villa Arena, 4 min. Do you like to shop new furniture for your home or get inspired by different living styles? Then Villa Arena is the next destination of your Amsterdam Southeast bike tour. With 50 stores it is the largest living mall of Amsterdam—open 7 days a week. After your shopping experience, it’s time for the next episode of this impressive Amsterdam bike tour. So, time to jump on your bike and enjoy some fresh air. Anton de Komplein, 8 min. On Mondays and Thursdays locals are holding a lovely little market here. The square is named after Anton de Kom, a resistance fighter from Suriname, who died in a German concentration camp in 1944. The statue is build in honour of Anton de Kom. Next to the square you have a little bridge. What makes it remarkable? Under the bridge there is a group of statues made by multicultural artist Pascale Tayou (in his image) – he poses as the famous Manneken Pis statue from Brussels. The colours red, white, blue, green, yellow, and black are based on the flags of Cameroon, Netherlands and Belgium. His roots. Bijlmer Parktheater, 1 min. Nearby the Anton de Komplein you have the Bijlmer Parktheater—opened in 2009 and nominated for various architecture prizes since. The theatre is located on the edge of the renewed Bijlmer park, a refreshing area to enjoy some city nature. If you want to expand this nature experience, cycle ahead to the largest lake of Southeast Amsterdam. Gaasperplas, 10 min. Gaasperplas has been a recreational and nature area since 1982. In this park you find a water playground for the kids, campsites and barbecue areas. And of course there are lots of hidden places to discover on your Amsterdam bike tour. Perfect to get away from the city for a little while and enjoy some true nature. Alongside cycling the park is open for hiking, horse riding, water sports and kite flying. Amsterdamse Poort, 14 min. The ideal place to finish your Amsterdam Southeast bike tour is the Amsterdamse Poort. Here you have lots of stores, a nearby cinema (Pathe Arena) and a variety of restaurants & bars.

Amsterdam West bike tour

Westerpark
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Museum Het Schip
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De Otter Mill
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Nature Garden Slatuinen
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Foodhallen
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Kinkerstraat
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World Fashion Centre

Cycling: 33 min

Westerpark, start position. Westerpark is a park in Amsterdam-West. In 1981 the government of Amsterdam decided to build a large park on the former industrial area of the Westergasfabriek. The park is equipped with flower gardens, sport accommodations, a water playground for small children and walking & cycling routes. The concept of the Westerpark is to show that various green spaces can be used multifunctional. This allows space for sports, nature and other leisure activities. The ideal spot to start your Amsterdam West bike tour. Museum Het Schip, 2 min. Museum Het Schip is the architecture and design museum about the Amsterdam School. The Museum is housed in three fabulous housing complexes designed by the famous architect Michel de Klerk in Amsterdam West. De Otter Mill, 8 min. De Otter is the name of a sawmill in Amsterdam-West, located in between the Kostverlorenvaart canal and the Singelgracht. This is the last remaining mill of a large group of sawmills between the 17th century and late 19th century west of the Outdoor Singelgracht—and a National Monument. An ideal Dutch-pic during this adventurous Amsterdam bike tour. Nature Garden Slatuinen, 5 min. Nature Garden Slatuinen is a surprise in the city. Here you find countless species of plants and animals. During a guided tour you can learn about the flora and fauna. Foodhallen, 6 min. Do you like the taste of different food flavours? Then the Foodhallen is the place to be. It is an international indoor foodmarket with over 20 different stalls, varying from Michelin star concepts to international streetfood. Kinkerstraat, 2 min. The Kinkerstraat is a local shopping street with all kind of shops, restaurants and bars. World Fashion Centre, 10 min. The World Fashion Centre is a great location to finish your Amsterdam West bike tour. At this impressive building both established and emerging fashion labels showcase themselves. Choose from a wide range of current fashion collections and create your own selection. And don’t forget to have a well-deserved cup of coffee afterwards, to talk about all the beautiful things you have just seen on your Amsterdam bike tour.

Zaanse Schans bike tour

Zaanse Schans
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Uitzichttoren
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Zaans museum
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Wooden Shoe Workshop
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Bakkerijmuseum
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De Gekroonde Poelenburg
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Verfmolen de Kat
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Oliemolen de Zoeker
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Zaandam City Centre

Zaanse Schans bike tour – MyHotelBike

Cycling: 24 min

Zaanse Schans, start position. The Zaanse Schans is a lovely little area with historical wooden buildings. Located in the municipality of Zaanstad, the Zaan—opposite to the village of Zaandijk and next to the Juliana bridge. Not really an Amsterdam bike tour but an impressive Dutch getaway nearby the capital. It is a well-known tourist destination with hundreds of thousands of visitors annually. Uitzichttoren, 1 min. On the outskirts of the Zaanse Schans there is a “full oak” wooden lookout tower. The tower offers views of the nature and industrial landscape of Zaandam. Zaans museum, 1 min. To learn more about the mills, industries, green wooden houses and Dutch icons—such as Albert Heijn, Honing and Verkade—you visit the Zaans Museum. Enjoy experiences like the Verkade Experience and other famous Dutch products. At the Zaans museum you get to know a unique piece of Holland. Wooden Shoe Workshop, 1 min. Do you like to see how clogs were made, more than hundred years ago? Then the next destination of your Zaanse Schans bike tour is the Wooden Shoe Workshop. The Clog Factory was the first company that established itself in the Zaanse Schans. During the tour, farmers show you how clogs are manufactured on antique machines, exactly the same way as hundred years ago. Bakkerijmuseum, 1 min. At the Bakery museum ‘In de Gecroonde Duyvekater’ you are welcomed to taste some fresh Zaanse bread. The original bakery is filled with goodies and has a beautiful marbled floor. In the bakery there is an authentic oven where the Zaanse homemade bread is fresh made for you. After tasting all the delicious breads it is time to burn the carbs and head on to the three most famous mills of Zaandam. De Gekroonde Poelenburg, 1 min. In this village where all properties are built of wood, the sawmill played an important role. The Crowned Poelenburg (translated) is a Paltrok mill. Two hundred of these were built in the Netherlands and now only this one is left. Verfmolen de Kat, 1 min. Paint Mill the Cat (translated) was built in 1664 and still manufactures high-quality paint and pigments. These are supplied to artists and restaurateurs all over the world. In the past the mill also used to make chalk, pigments and oils. Oliemolen de Zoeker, 1 min. Oil, paint and cocoa are all once made by Oil Mill the Searcher (translated). After viewing all these impressive mills it is time to finish your Zaanse Schans bike tour and hit the centre of Zaandam. Zaandam City Centre, 17 min. These days Zaandam City Centre is known as the Disneyland of the Netherlands. Little bridges, colourful houses and a tranquil shopping area makes it very popular among tourists and locals. A great place to finish the tour, go for a drink and have a look at all the great shots you just took on your Zaanse Schans bike tour.