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Amsterdam: Guided Bike Tour of Central Amsterdam

1. Amsterdam: Guided Bike Tour of Central Amsterdam

Discover the sights of central Amsterdam 2ith an expert guide riding by your side. You’ll learn about the city’s culture, see important historical sites, and famous hotspots as well as lesser-known local favorites.  Start your journey near the central station, pass the impressive A’DAM Tower, and ride over to the Western Islands, which are filled with charming drawbridges, old warehouses, and chic artists studios.  Continue along the Brouwersgracht Canal and visit the trendy Jordaan and 9 Street districts flanked by indie boutiques, cozy cafes, and hip eateries. As you ride deeper into the city center, you will enter the Grachtengordel neighborhood and zoom past the Westerkerk (Western Church) and the historic Anne Frank House.  Feel the buzz of music and street performers around Leidseplein Square, a busy theater district with a buzzing nightlife.  After so much excitement, enjoy a pleasant break in the Vondelpark, the largest park in Amsterdam and the most famous park in the Netherlands. Feeling recharged, circle the Museum Quarter and ride through the narrow streets of the Bohemian-influenced De Pijp neighborhood.  Cross the iconic Magere Brug (skinny bridge), a wooden drawbridge over the River Amstel, and arrive at the famed Artis Zoo leading into the Maritime Quarter.  Admire the impressive replica of a 17th-century Dutch East Indian Company ship at the Salt Harbour, before returning to back where your bike journey began.

Amsterdam: Private Pedicab Historical Sightseeing Tour

2. Amsterdam: Private Pedicab Historical Sightseeing Tour

You'll start the tour at Dam square, birthplace of the city, the main square and heart of the old centre of Amsterdam. It's the place from where Amsterdam started to evolve and where we find the royal palace, the new church and the national monument. Next stop is Zeedijk, nowadays a street but in the old days one of the dikes protecting the old city. Here you'll see the oldest cafe still standing today with it's original interior and a bit futher down the street get a glimpse of the nearby Chinatown. New Market square, with it's most important building, the 15th century city gate, standing right in the middle of it. This place is full of history and you'll learn all about it. Minutes later there will be a stop at the Montelbaanstoren, an old watch and defense tower, part of the Amsterdam expanded defense line early 16th century. From here there is also a good lookout over the 'oude Waal' where there are a lot of houseboats lined up with 17th century canal houses as background decor. Next will be the jewish quarter where you'll see the very first synagoge that jewish people were allowed to built in Western Europe over 350 years ago, the 'big synagoge'. On the other side of the street you'll see the Portuguese synagoge. Nearby there is the holocaust name monument with 102 thousand bricks giving the names of the dutch jewish victims of the second world war. Just opposite the monument are a row of beautiful old 17th century canalhouses that were inhabited by jewish sefardic immigrants who were succesfull in the diamond business. Then you'll see the Hermitage, a huge old 17th century widowhouse that nowadays houses the hermitage museum. The skinny bridge is one of the most iconic bridges of Amsterdam that beautifully lights up at night when hundreds of light bulbs accentuate it's skinny but stylefull design. From here you have a panoramic over the canalised river the Amstel, which is the main and widest canal in Amsterdam. It's a good place to take pictures! The ride continues thrugh the canal district which is the 17th century neighberhoud surrounding the old centre of Amsterdam. On any city map it can be clearly seen as half circles that go around the centre. Here you find the majority of the typical Amsterdam canal houses that were once the homes of successful merchants. Unlike modern times, all canal houses are slightly different, although we will see there are some typical similarities among them that unveil their building era. The final stop before returning is at Museumsquare which is the biggest and greenest squares of Amsterdam with beautiful scenic views over the surrounding museums. On one side resides the largest museum of the Netherlands, the Rijksmuseum, where the bigger Rembrandt paintings are on display, on the other side we will see the Concertgebouw, concert hall for classical music. Also located next to the square are the Van Gogh museum, the Stedelijk museum for contemporary art, the Moco museum (Banksky) and the Diamond museum. Enough to keep you busy for a few days if you have the time. You can set a desired location to finish the tour before hand.

Secret Amsterdam: Hidden Gems Private Bike Tour

3. Secret Amsterdam: Hidden Gems Private Bike Tour

See Amsterdam like a local and cycle the paths less trodden on a private 3-hour bike tour. Your guide will take you down small backstreets, and focus on the city's undiscovered parts. Climb aboard your 2-wheeled steed and escape the tourist-bubble of the city center. Bike along the banks of the pretty canals in the Canal Belt, and pedal over drawbridges to discover hidden courtyards and secret churches. Stop for a short refreshment break. Then continue to Vondelpark, the city's largest and most beautiful park. After a long ride through the leafy park, head to Museumplein to discover Amsterdam's most important museums. As a private tour, the itinerary can always be customized to your requests, ensuring you see the things you want to see and enjoy a tour that suits you to a tee.

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What people are saying about Museumplein

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 13 reviews

We had a lovely time bicycling around Amsterdam. Even though we were here a few days prior to this tour we learned a lot and got a chance to experience what it is like to bicycle in a city filled with tons of bikes which is truly interesting and challenging to say the least. The tour guide was very nice and provided many a chance to stop and hear much about the different areas of the city and we had plenty of time to take pictures as well. We would definitely recommend this tour.

I don’t remember our English speaking guide, but he was super nice , explained very well at every stop we did and he was always looking and waiting for the whole group. You wouldn’t be able to ride a bike in the city unless you have an experience guide.

What a great activity. The guide was awesome and explained everything very well. I took this tour with my daughter and It was a great experience. I strongly recommend to do this bike tour!! Thank you

Excellent way to start learning about Amsterdam sights / history etc. Guide was also quite good and caring. (Bring a rain jacket to enjoy this Dutch experience)

Mariel has guided us very well. She knew fantastical places with interesting stories. Tank you Mariel.The bikes were fantastic.