About The Countryside Bike Tour:
Explore the picturesque waterlands north of Amsterdam in the company of a friendly local guide and fellow cyclists. This 4-hour excursion starts in central Amsterdam every day at 10:30. After a short familiarisation with the bike's various features (bells, lights, etc), you'll set off on a scenic countryside adventure.
The route is some 25 km (15 mi) long and takes in ancient villages, green fields and gently flowing brooks. Along the way your guide will recount the region's history, from uninhabited wetland to pastoral paradise. A lunch break is included, but food is not included in the tour price.
Booking 8 People Or More?
To create a more intimate experience the Countryside Bike Tour runs with a maximum of 15 people per guide. If you'd like to book 8 people or more at once we recommend getting in touch to confirm availability. Feel free to message us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Every day from March 22 - Oct 28, 2018.
- Live English-Speaking Guide.
- Yellow Bike Office (Nieuwezijds Kolk 29).
- 4 Hours.
- Adult tickets aged 13+ years.
- Child tickets aged 4-12 years.
- Children aged 0-3 travel free of charge.
What comes to mind when you think of cycling in Amsterdam? World-class bike lanes, well-defined routes and cycle friendly customs? While there's no denying all three, what you may not be aware of is that each of them apply to the rural areas outside the city as well. This is what Yellow Bike had in mind when they devised the popular Countryside Bike Tour, a 25 km journey covering some of the most idyllic stretches of Holland's northern wet lands.
It begins at 10:30 outside the Yellow Bike Office in central Amsterdam. Accompanied by a professional guide you'll briefly take in the sights of the capital before arriving at a boat which will ferry you across the river IJ. Once on the other side you'll continue through Amsterdam Noord towards the open fields of Waterland.
Waterland is a district characterised by lush, green pasture, traditional windmills and sleepy little villages. The gently flowing brooks that lace the landscape attest to the region's semi-aquatic past. One of the many fascinating things your guide will explain is how most of the area was actually reclaimed from the sea, and that even today regular work is needed to avoid inundation. Expect the full bike tour to last around 4-hours, including a half-way stop for lunch outside a quaint riverside eatery. Food is not included in the tour price, but feel free to buy your own or store a small hamper in the bicycle's front basket.