Cycling

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Become a real local: get on a bike and discover the city. For foreign visitors it might be hard to understand, but to locals, biking is the most practical and fastest way to get from A to B in the centre of the city. The 17th century centre of Amsterdam is not made for cars. The narrow streets and canals are usually fit for pedestrians, but also bikes. Biking is above all healthy, practical and fun!

Biking is also an attractive and adventurous way for tourists to explore the city. It is often faster and cheaper than public transport, and it allows you to combine different activities. When you rent a bike, be careful not to get the wheel stuck in a tram rail. You can then lose control of the bike and fall.

Bike rental in Amsterdam

You can rent a bike everywhere in the city. Especially around the Central Station, Leidseplein and Dam are a lot of rental places. Renting a bike is usually possible from as little as three hours, and the average price per day is ±€13.

Rent a bike in Amsterdam

For bike rentals in Amsterdam, we recommend the following companies:

Yellow Bike Rental

Yellow Bike Rental

Do Amsterdam as the Amsterdammers do, rent a bike and discover the city at your own pace. In just a short amount of time you can visit a lot of highlights, such as the Jordaan area, the cosy Nine Streets or visit one of the many ...

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Nieuwezijds Kolk 29, Amsterdam
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MacBike Bike Rental

MacBike Bike Rental

Rent a bike to make the most of your visit to Amsterdam. Cycle easily from one landmark to another, along the beautiful canals, through the artsy Jordaan neighborhood, the famous Red Light District, or through the ...

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Oosterdokskade, Amsterdam
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Herengracht Brouwersgracht

Free cycling and/or hiking trails

Below are three different routes for viewing the best and also free sight seeings on the canals of Amsterdam.

Keizersgracht

Bike tours

Most bike rental services also offer bike tours. An experienced guide will tell you all about the city and shows the best sights. There are different themed tours, such as a historic city tour, Jordaan tour or a pick nick tour.

Maps and routes

Of course, you can also explore the city on your own. Many rental services offer bike routes and maps for sale for Amsterdam and the surrounding areas.

Cycle routes

The Netherlands has created a network of over 4,500 kilometers of bicycle routes. Most routes are only available in the Dutch language. You can acquire local bike guides and bike routes at the local tourist information center, local bike rental shops or online.