Tips & info on cycling in Amsterdam

Published on 21 October 2014 by Hilary Staples

A visit to Amsterdam isn't complete without a bike tour through the city. On our new Amsterdam pages you'll find all the information you need. From bike rental companies to cycle routes and guided tours. From city cycle maps to bike-friendly accommodation.
Cycling along the Amsterdam canals to the Rijksmuseum. Photo ©

Cycling along the Amsterdam canals to the Rijksmuseum. Photo ©

One of the most popular ways of getting around Amsterdam - for both residents and tourists - is by bike. It's convenient, as you can cover more distance than on foot, it's fast and you can stop to look around and take photos wherever you want. You can cycle from the Dam in Amsterdam to the Rijksmuseum in just ten minutes, and enjoy the canals on your way. It's a great way to experience the Dutch cycling culture!

Did you know that many touristic highlights in the Amsterdam region, such as Marken, Volendam and Zaandam, are also within cycling distance? And that there are several long-distance cycle routes you can pick up right in the centre of Amsterdam?

Our Amsterdam pages regularly receives emails from visitors, asking us where they can rent a bike in Amsterdam, where they should stay and what are the best cycle routes in the Amsterdam region. So to help you on your way, we've brought together all the information you need on our new Amsterdam pages. You'll find:

Enjoy your visit to Amsterdam!


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