Bikes and Dykes
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Inspired by Pete Jordan’s book “In the City of Bikes”, this is an Amsterdam bike tour like no other. Get the ultimate local perspective on the city’s incredible array of canals, dykes, and culture, complimented by a healthy dose of Amsterdam’s quirkiest tales. Hup hup!
Get a street’s eye view of Amsterdam like the locals do – by bike!
Experience the city’s obsession with history, adventure, and fun.
Cycle Amsterdam’s dykes, bridges, and canals downtown and beyond.
Hear the city’s tales of resistance, love, confiscations, and anarchy.
Combine a local’s passion for Amsterdam with fascinating narratives.
Local English-speakng guide; A Dutch back-pedal bike; A trip on a ferry or stop in naval museum (weather dependent).
Items of personal nature; Beers at the brewery; Coffee and/or snacks at the library terrace bar; Tips or gratuities for drivers or guide.
Hours of operation
Available: Tuesday - Sunday; Tour Starts at 10:00am.
Approxiamtely 3 hours.
Meeting point: Dam Square, National Monument (Your guide will wear be wearing a red Urban Adventures shirt or carrying a red Urban Adventures umbrella, depending on the weather.)
Finish point: Amsterdam City Center, Dam Square.
There are just a handful of destinations in the world that were built for biking, and it’s very fair to say that Amsterdam is definitely one of them! Join this quirky Amsterdam bike tour that gets you on the city’s most beloved form of transportation accompanied by a stories and tales from the city’s past and present. You’ll feel like a true Amsterdammer in no time!
You’ll begin your Amsterdam tour by meeting with your local guide in the city centre and hopping on a Dutch back-pedal bike. Your Amsterdam bike tour adventure is inspired by Pete Jordan’s “In the City of Bikes”, a tale of bike culture in the city throughout history, which lends an intriguing narrative to the day’s adventure.
We’ll weave our way through Amsterdam’s history and growth by starting out downtown and then making our way out to the northern dijks (dykes). Along the way we’ll hit up historical sites in the financial district and get an up close look at the city’s defences, learning how windmills, canals, and walls helped build this nation and its people.
The sheer volume of bikes and cyclists in Amsterdam will be apparent throughout your tour, from a waterfront stop that’s home to no less than 500 bikes parked in stalls to thrilling infamous intersections where at least 30 bikes of all shapes and sizes whiz by every minute!
By the time you’re done, this Amsterdam bike tour will have you cycling and feeling just like a local.
Travelers must be 12 years old or older.
Due to the changing Dutch weather it is important to make sure to be well equipped against rain and wind, and to be wearing proper footgear for the bike ride.
This tour is offered on a "join-in" basis. Maximum group size is 12.
If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point.
Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.
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