Bike Rental Amsterdam: three words, one experience

Be Dutch for a day—everything and always on a bicycle. Jump on a bike and start exploring the city like the locals do since they were kids. Bike Rental Amsterdam starts here.

Aniam of Sevenland, Bike Rental Amsterdam — MyHotelBike
Photo of @__aniam /, Bike Rental Amsterdam — MyHotelBike

More bikes than people

Amsterdam has lovely canals, little bridges, parks and famous squares all around town. The Dutch cycling culture goes way back, it’s a way of living. At this moment there are even more bikes than people, crazy right?!



Amsterdam cycling culture

On the streets of Amsterdam you see countless of cyclists heading to—or from—work, transporting their kids to school with cargo bikes, or carrying anything else, from groceries and house pets to couches and fridges. The popularity of cycling in Amsterdam is undoubtedly aided by the fact that Amsterdam is a flat city. It is compact, densely populated and the climate is mostly moderate. The average speed by bike is 16 kilometers per hour. In a crowded city like Amsterdam people cycle slower than elsewhere, especially in the city centre. Perfect for the concept of Bike Rental Amsterdam. However, when people are in a rush it goes faster and locals tend to bend the official bike rules, don’t follow their example(!). Wherever you are from, cycling in Amsterdam is different. In a good way but always be on your guard. One thing is for sure: it’s an exciting experience.

Amsterdam and bikes, mind-blowing facts

Amsterdam has the only museum in the world you can cycle through

Locals cycle about two million kilometers a day

58% of the locals older than 12 years cycle on a daily basis

Amsterdam will invest €120 million in bicycle infrastructure before 2020—€90 million will be used for creating 38,000 new bike parking places

Every year around 100,000 bicycles are stolen in Amsterdam

Every year between 12,000 and 15,000 bicycles are pulled out of the Amsterdam’s canals

Bike Rental Amsterdam is the most popular attraction of the city

There are 29 Amsterdam bike rental companies

There are 140 Amsterdam bike rental shops

There are 25 secured bike parking garages in Amsterdam, including 8 free ones

There are more than 10,000 bike parking spots around Amsterdam Central Station

World naked bike ride

Naked people cycling through town like it’s just another day? Only in Amsterdam! Every year dozens of people participate with The World Naked Bike Ride, right here in the capital of bikes. The participants are cycling naked through the city to protest against the car culture and draw attention to the vulnerability of the cyclist. When you are lucky enough to be here at the 1st of July, rent a bike and feel free to join!

63% of the locals cycle every day

Amsterdam is the most bicycle friendly city in the world, 63% of the locals use their bike on a daily basis. With more than 780,000 people, over 60% of trips are made by bike in the inner city and 40% in the greater city area. Bike Rental Amsterdam enables you to explore and experience it all.

32% move by bike

In Amsterdam 32% of all traffic movement is done by bike, compared to 22% by car and 16% by public transport. In the city centre this percentage is even higher, 48% by bike!

Juan of I Wander & Sea, Bike Rental Amsterdam — MyHotelBike
Photo of Juan / @iwanderandsea, Bike Rental Amsterdam — MyHotelBike

The cycling capital

To motivate cycling, the governance has placed 500 km of cycling paths and 254,000 of bike parking racks. These kind of statistics make Amsterdam the cycling capital of the world and shows why Bike Rental Amsterdam is a huge success.

500 km
cycling paths

bike parking racks

Tips for safe cycling

Bike Rental Amsterdam is the most popular activity of the Netherlands, making cycling in Amsterdam an absolute must-do. We want to secure your safety as much as possible and have pointed out some tips for safe cycling in our beautiful capital.

Follow the rules of the road: do not cycle on footpaths, shopping streets or motorways.

Stay on the right side of the road.

Use your free hand to sign in which direction you are going to move.

Red light or shark teeth means: STOP.

Never use your phone during cycling.

Be aware for other kind of traffic, like cars, motorcycles, scooters, trams, passengers or police vehicles.

Watch out for tram rails.

Do not cycle drunk or stoned—for your own safety.

Try to avoid the rush hours: 8 AM to 9 AM and 5 PM to 6 PM.

Lock your bike wherever you stop, bike thieves in Amsterdam are always on the hunt.

Remember where you park your bike—searching hours to find your bike is never a pleasant experience.