Guided tour

Amsterdam: Guided Bike Tour of Central Amsterdam

Activity provider: AmsterBike
Guided tour

Amsterdam: Guided Bike Tour of Central Amsterdam

Activity provider: AmsterBike

From US$ 37.49 per person


Experience a piece of Dutch culture as you ride the streets of Amsterdam on a guided bike tour that highlights the rich history of the iconic canal-lined city.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, Dutch
Optional audio guide
French, Spanish
Private or small groups available


3 hours
  • Western Islands, Amsterdam

  • The Jordaan

  • Westerkerk

  • De Negen Straatjes

  • Leidse Square

  • Vondelpark (break)

  • Museumplein

  • De Pijp

  • Magere Brug

  • Het Scheepvaartmuseum

Main stop
End point
  • Discover the sights of central Amsterdam on a bike tour with a local guide
  • See the charming drawbridges and old warehouses on the Western Islands
  • Cycle past trendy boutiques and hip eateries in the Jordaan and De Pijp district
  • Ride around the famous Museum Quarter and enjoy a pleasant break in Vondelpark
  • Travel at ease with the comfort of a tour group of 15 people or less
Full description

Discover the sights of central Amsterdam with 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.

  • English or German-speaking guide
  • Group size of max 15 people
  • Bicycle
  • Helmet upon request
  • Stroopwafel
  • Filling your water bottle
  • Audio guide app (if audio guide tour option selected)
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People who can't ride a bike

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Meeting point

Meet your guide inside the activity provider's, AmsterBike, shop.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Headphones
  • Charged Smartphone

Know before you go

  • The group will not wait for latecomers
  • This tour is available with either a live English or German-speaking guide or an audio guide in French or Spanish
  • If the French or Spanish tour option is chosen, the audio guide will be available through a free downloadable app for iPhones or Androids. A live tour guide will still lead the participants but will not be giving informational commentary throughout the tour
  • Bikes are equipped with mobile phone holders
  • On holidays, Fridays, and Saturdays Amsterdam can be very crowded and street traffic might be heavy
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 4038 reviews

Review summary

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It was more relaxing than I originally expected, a leisurely pace. We had some people who were very unsteady on the bikes at first, so this pace was probably perfect. Our guide (Sebastian?) was interesting and gave us a lot of details on the city and the things we saw. There was probably two hours of actual riding, maybe a bit more, with lots of small breaks to talk about the locations we stopped in.

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March 25, 2023

Really lovely tour, suitable for regular cyclists and novices. Great way to see Amsterdam quickly. Tour guide was great and really knowledgable. The booking details said headphones were required but we did not need these. The location of the bike shop is a little tricky to find so leave yourself plenty of time to get there.

January 22, 2023

As a solo traveler I really enjoyed this experience. You get a great bike adjusted for your height. Your group rides together with frequent stops to take in the sites, sounds and knowledge of the guide. I would highly recommend this wonderful bike tour.

November 15, 2022

Product ID: 389540