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From Amsterdam: 2.5-Hour Dutch Countryside Bike Tour

Product ID: 118609
Escape the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam city center and explore the surrounding countryside on a 2.5-hour bike tour. Pedal past windmills and breweries and learn how the locals manage land reclaimed from the water.
About this activity
Duration: 2.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • See traditional farms and polders
  • Marvel at the tallest wooden windmill in the country
  • Learn how the Dutch have expertly managed flooding
  • Visit the hand-dug North Sea canal and learn about the regulations at the giant locks
Full description
Discover the best of the countryside on the outskirts of Amsterdam on a leisurely 2.5.hour bike tour. Depart from Central Station, where you will be fitted with your bike, and pedal through the lowlands that surround the city.

Be amazed by the breathtaking landscapes as you pedal past traditional farms and discover how the Dutch have managed flooding with their network of polders (land reclaimed from the water). One third of the Netherlands lies below sea level, and over the centuries the Dutch have built dikes and polders to push back the water of the Zuiderzee.

Explore some of the traditional industries of rural Holland, such as cheese making, and marvel at the tallest wooden windmill in the country.
  • Bike tour
  • Guide
  • Bike rental
  • 1.50 "entertainment tax"
What’s Not Included
  • Extended bike rental
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

In front of the Chinese Restaurant Sea Palace, Oosterdokskade 8, 1011 AE Amsterdam. Look for the guide with the red umbrella.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• Children under 2 are welcome on this tour for free (child bike seats available)
• The independent guides have your best interests in mind. While the tour usually includes the sites and stories mentioned and lasts about 2.5 hours, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group
• It is recommended you only join this bike tour if you are confident on a bike and have cycled recently
• As of January 1st 2020, participants on all tours and activities in Amsterdam have been subject to a €1.50 "entertainment tax". This additional cost is already included in the price of your tour. Please note that this tax is not retained by the tour operator, but is a compulsory, additional tax that is passed on directly to the Amsterdam municipality
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 44 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.3 / 5
  • Organization
    4.2 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.1 / 5
  • Safety
    4.2 / 5
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Nice bike tour of countryside

We were a group of 7, our guide (never told us his name but a nice enough guy) got us on bikes quickly and off we went. He just rides at the front and everyone follows. Every now and then he stops and explains a few things and you can take photos. There's a short ferry trip and you get to see some nice villages. I enjoyed just riding the bike. It is a shame there wasn't too much interaction with the group, would be nice to exchange hellos first, would make the trip more friendly. The tour is exactly what it says it is, nothing more, nothing less. Worth the money but you won't be blown away.

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August 16, 2019

A lovely way to see the Dutch countryside, so near to Amsterdam.

I really enjoyed being on a bike and feeling well looked after by our guide Ilya. A free feeling, riding along, seeing very pretty villages and Dutch countryside, as well as taking the free ferry across from Central station. It was a marvellous time, and we stopped to have photo opportunities and to take breaks.

April 12, 2019

An incredible experience. The superamable and very friendly guide. Knowing the outskirts of the city with the bike group is that I recommend it at 100x100.

November 19, 2019

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Sandemans New Europe - Holland

Product ID: 118609