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Windmills, Cheese & Clogs: 3-Hour Countryside E-Bike Tour

1. Windmills, Cheese & Clogs: 3-Hour Countryside E-Bike Tour

Start your bike tour by taking the ferry to the north side of Amsterdam. See the Amsterdam Tower and the Eye Film Museum, a unique introduction to Amsterdam's Old Holland area. Afterwards, cycle through the natural area of Waterland. This flat landscape offers views of moments that feel lost in time, as you encounter expansive fields and traditional Dutch farmers going about their daily lives. Cycle through the ancient villages of Broek, where time seems to have completely stopped. The land is protected by kilometers of dikes and pumping stations, allowing picturesque villages to blossom, and the region to become a hot spot for outdoor activities on land and on water. Finally, you will visit a windmill, and a local farm that produces cheese that is exported around the world.

Amsterdam-Noord: 3-Hour Private Walking Tour

2. Amsterdam-Noord: 3-Hour Private Walking Tour

After finding a meeting point that suits you in Amsterdam Central (if your hotel is in the area we can meet there), we head to Centraal Station, and hop on the ferry to urban, edgy Amsterdam-Noord, an area once used for heavy industry that today attracts the city’s cool kids and artists. Check out a fascinating exhibition at the Eye Film Museum and see a collection of Dutch and foreign movies and film posters before zooming up the elevator to the A'DAM Lookout, an observation deck with a panoramic view of Amsterdam’s historical center, the port, and the Dutch landscape. Back at ground level, snap pictures of the NDSM Werf – a shipping yard turned gritty skate park – then take a peaceful stroll along the idyllic Noordhollandsch Canal (and maybe stop for a drink at the storybook-esque d’Admiraal Windmill, a centuries-old smock windmill next to the canal). Explore the Pekmarkt flea market – which has a different theme every day of the week – and browse through goods ranging from textiles to fresh local produce. Amble through the historic Nieuwendammerdijk, a quaint urban village that was once a late medieval settlement, and stop off at Pllek – a post-industrial local hangout near the IJ waterfront housed in old storage containers. And if you still have a minute to spare? Gawk at Crane Hotel – a quirky B&B set inside a former harbor crane. Your itinerary will be personalized according to your preferences. Once you’ve booked, someone from our team will be in touch, so let us know if you have any special requirements.

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What people are saying about EYE Film Institute Netherlands

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 91 reviews

This trip is a must! We experienced a side of Amsterdam we would never have seen - and this was in fact a highlight of our holiday. Our guide, Rad, was phenomenal. He read exactly who we were and managed our trip perfectly. He was so informative, friendly and gave us our space to enjoy time as a couple. The ebikes were really great and made the cycle a cruise!

Beautiful bike ride from the center to the countryside. The visit to the dairy is interesting but even more so are the small 2-day-old calves!

Beautiful journey out to the countryside. Totally worth the time. Our guide was the nicest and very patient with all of our crazy questions.

We had a brilliant guide, Claudette. This is well worth the effort to go out. The e bikes were good. Really enjoyed it

Claudette was really switched on. She is an excellent guide. We highly recommend this tour.