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In the City of Bikes - Small Group Tour

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!

There are just a handful of destinations in the world that were built for biking, and it's fair to say that Amsterdam is definitely one of them!

Join this quirky tour that gets you on the city's most beloved form of transportation accompanied by stories and tales from the past and present - you will feel like a true Amsterdammer in no time.

Begin by meeting with your local guide in the city centre and hopping on a Dutch back-pedal bike. The tour is inspired by Pete Jordans: In the City of Bikes, a tale of Amsterdam's bike culture throughout history, which lends an intriguing narrative to the days adventure.

Weave your way through history by starting out downtown and making your way out to the northern dijks (dykes). Along the way you'll hit 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 youre done, this Amsterdam bike tour will have you cycling and feeling just like a local.

Experience Includes

  • Guided bike tour through Amsterdam
  • Cycle Amsterdam's dykes, bridges and canals, downtown and beyond
  • English speaking guide
  • Dutch back-pedal bike

Experience Excludes

  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Refreshments
  • Optional gratuities


March - November daily (except Mondays).

Departure location

“Rent-a-Bike” rental shop, Damstraat 20 -22, 1012 HK Amsterdam.

Start times



3 hours.

Terms & Conditions

  • Group size is limited to 12 thus creating a more personal tour experience.
  • Children must be over 12 years of age to join the tour.
  • Please meet your guide at the National Monument in Dam Square, 15 minutes prior to your tour.
  • Cancellation Policy: Free cancellations for bookings cancelled prior to your holiday departure date. No refunds are given for cancellations made post departure.