Mike’s Bike Tours
Amsterdam city bike tour
is a great way to discover Amsterdam
Join Mike’s bike tours eclectic, entertaining and exciting guided bike tour through the amazing City of Amsterdam. Come to our shop in the heart of the city and meet our friendly staff from all over the world. We’ll set you up with bikes, and tell you how to navigate the majestic canals and boulevards of this city safely.
Over the course of approximately 3 hours, learn about our funky crooked houses and wondrous waterways, the very liberal public policies around sex and drugs, and how a single company brought this small, relatively young European city to such wealth, power and prominence.
You’ll be taken through the most beautiful and interesting aspects of this city and learn about its rich, strange history as well as the weird foibles that make up Amsterdam culture. All of this mixed with the observations and opinions of your guide, all of whom are well seasoned and eager to share their hard earned knowledge. Biking is thirsty work, so we’ll mostly stop towards the end for a drink at one of our favorite local drinkeries!
Here at Mike’s Bike Tours we understand the value of personal perspective. So to make sure that your Amsterdam city bike tour is entertaining, informative, and genuine, we make sure our guides are knowledgeable and give them the freedom to speak to their own passions. In other words, we don’t ask our guides to read from a script, and so each guide gives a different tour, sometimes varying day to day. All our guides are intimately familiar with Amsterdam, and we ask them to let their personal experiences inform their tour. Think of our guides as charismatic ambassadors, striving to show you a side of the city and culture that would be hard to find on your own.
Mike’s Bike Amsterdam city bike tour highlights and sights may include:
Museumsplein, Vondelpark, Skinny bridge aka Magerbrug, Jordaan, Canal Belt, Red light district, Old Church, Nieuwmarkt (de Waag), Anne Frank House, Entertainment districts (Leidseplein, Rembrandtplein), De Pijp with Albert Cuyp Markt, Prinsen Island, Old harbor area (where Nemo and Scheepvaart museum are located), Artis Zoo/Botanical Gardens.
This guided city bike tour is 10 – 12 km long and lasts +/- 3 hours. The City bike tour is suitable for 13 years and above, as long as you can ride a bike confidently and are used to city traffic and don’t mind seeing the Red light district and hear about the vices of Amsterdam.
Group size: between 8 and 14 people in one group.
Cost till the end of February 2017: only € 25, € 22 for students, seniors (+65) and teenagers. A bike is included in tour price and we offer € 5 discount on the tour price if you bring and use your own bike.
From the 1st of March 2017 the tour cost € 28 for adults, € 25 for students, seniors (+65) and teenagers.
Cash and cards (Visa, MasterCard, Maestro, JCB, Diners and Discover) accepted in our shop, pre-purchase through the reservations system only possible via PayPal and/or credit card.
We recommend to book your Mike’s Bike Tours Amsterdam city bike tour in advance. We will still accept walk inns on the day of the bike tour, however only if you show up before our check in time at 15 minutes prior to the tour start time and also depending on guide availability.
Please note that November through February the tour starts at 12:00 and check in time is 11:45 and from March through October the tour will start at 11 am and check inn time is 10:45.
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The City bike tour will meet and depart from our tour shop located on the Prins Hendrikkade 176 (only a 12 or 16 minutes walk from Central Station). Please note that we will have a bicycle ready for you here. See map below of how to walk from Central station. If you are coming from another place in town then we recommend using google maps to plan your route here.
Weather: We provide rain gear (quality ponchos) – which can often be necessary in Amsterdam. (A note on the weather, if you come to town and it’s raining, you have two choices as we see it; either you sit bitching in your hotel room and don’t see anything, or you put a jacket on and come join us on the tour! Nobody has drowned yet!! But some have gone swimming).
Operates:The Mike’s Bike Tours Amsterdam City bike tour departs daily at 12:00 November through February. From March through October the City bike tour departs daily at 11:00.
Please note that we are always closed on Kings Day; the 27th of April. This year we are also closed for Christmas the 25th and 26th of December and also for New Years day the 1st of January.