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Amsterdam Private Bike Tour with a Local

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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Overview

Explore Amsterdam the way it was meant to be seen—by bike! On this private tour, hop aboard a quality rental bike and follow a local guide on a personalized tour of the city's most interesting neighborhoods, scenic paths and iconic attractions. It’s a great way to soak up the sights and atmosphere in one of Europe’s most bike-friendly cities.
  • Explore Amsterdam by bicycle with a private guide
  • Spin through colorful districts including Chinatown, the Jewish District, Jordaan and Nieuwmarkt
  • Discover top attractions such as the Houten Huys, the Nationale Opera & Ballet and the 17th-century Trippenhuis
  • Gain insight into Amsterdam’s rich history and heritage
  • Tour includes a snack along the way
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Private, guided bike tour
Bike rental
Local drink or snack
This tour is carbon neutral
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Starbikes Rental , De Ruijterkade 143, 1011 AC Amsterdam, Netherlands

In front of the bike rental shop.

This activity will end right where it started.
Boasting more bikes than people, Amsterdam is famous for its cycle-friendly culture. To kick off the 2-wheeled tour, meet your guide at the Centraal Station and climb aboard a provided rental bike. Set off along safe and easy bike lanes and paths that wind through the city's most charming and historic neighborhoods. Along the way, listen as your guide shares insight into Amsterdam's rich past and vibrant modern culture.

Cycle past the oldest residence in the city, and learn the history behind other unique structures like the 350-year-old Graffiti House, the Trip Brothers house and the Dutch Theater. Compare the quirky Skinny Bridge and the spacious Torensluis, see the medieval chapels of the Begijnhof and stop at the Homomonument commemorating LGBT victims of persecution.

Be prepared for some special surprises along the way, such a sweet treat (hint: it may be the best cookie of your life!) and retellings of Dutch legends near the historic Nieumarkt area. Your guide can personalize the itinerary based on your preferences and will help you see this fascinating city through the eyes of a local. After exploring the charming alleyways, canals and markets of the famous Jordaan district, your tour concludes back at the Centraal Station.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Starbikes Rental
Meeting place
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Centraal Station
Visit Centraal Station
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Herenmarkt Buitenschoolse Opvang
Pass by the West-Indisch Huis
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Karthuizersstraat
Discover one of the still secret courtyards in town!
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Homomonument
Pass by this monument giving respect to the gay community and get to know local stories from your private guide.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Vondelpark
Cycle through the from locals loved Vondelpark and see the ‘Picasso’s Fish statue’
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Museumplein
Make your way to the culturally rich Museumplein
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Pass by the impressive Stedelijk Museum
Pass By:  
Moco Museum Amsterdam
Pass by Moco Museum
Stop At:  
Magere Brug
Cycle across the Skinny Bridge
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
The Amstel
Hear the story of the blood graffiti house known only by local people who are passionate about history.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please leave your credit card details (not card) with bike rental shop until return of bike
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Withlocals
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Amsterdam Private Bike Tour with a Local ?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Amsterdam Private Bike Tour with a Local ?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • "If you want a crash course about Amsterdam, a bike tour well get you well adjusted and aquatinted with the city layout!" See review
  • "we had to pay extra for a bike with hand breaks." See review

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star-4
Great way to get a feel for Amsterdam!
Thomas_W
, Jul 2022
We had a great time and Sebastian was a lot of fun to be with for the afternoon. The bike tour wandered around the old city and didn’t really go past the major landmarks such as Central Station or Dam Square, but seemed to double back on itself in the wandering recovering previously traveled streets. A bit more planning and defined itinerary would be beneficial. However, I can’t put the burden for that on Sebastian as we did not articulate any specific desires, and I’m sure if I had mentioned a few priorities Sebastian would have happily incorporated them into our ride.
star-5
Lovely
Christine_R
, Jun 2022
What an incredible journey! Learning to bike the streets of Amsterdam while hearing about the city’s amazing history and culture was an experience my daughter and I will treasure. Thank you!
star-5
Great bike tour !
suzanne_k
, Jun 2022
Martin was a very interesting tour guide with wonderful information. Bike ride was great and we saw some of the city we might not have otherwise .
star-5
Anna was a great tour...
Julie_R
, May 2022
Anna was a great tour guide! We went on a awesome bike tour on the north side of Amsterdam and through the countryside. We saw 4 villages and lots of beautiful countryside. I’d highly recommend it.
star-5
Fun Cycling Through Amsterdam!
Sherry_H
, Apr 2022
Sebastian, our guide was great! He was very patient with us novice city cyclists. We navigated the busy streets of Amsterdam and loved seeing the the highlights as well as gems tucked away in less traveled neighborhood streets. We learned so much, thank you!
star-5
Fun and easy slow roll
Michele_W
, Apr 2022
Arun was helpful and a good guide with interesting tidbits of info. It was so helpful to learn the rules of cycling in Amsterdam which were not always obvious. Having a guide was so much easier that going alone.
star-5
Great way to explore the city
Irina_O
, Oct 2021
This private bike tour is a great way to see the various areas of Amsterdam and get a feel for the city. We felt like one of the locals riding our Dutch-style bikes (careful: backwards pedal to break!) and exploring a larger area in a short time. Our guide wove historical and cultural tidbits throughout our tour and it was a morning well spent.
star-5
It was so fun cycling...
Carola_v
, Oct 2021
It was so fun cycling through the Urban Jungle of Amsterdam. My German friend was glad she survived…. Donnie did A very good job!
star-5
Sebastian is the best!
Gregory_L
, Aug 2021
Sebastian was awesome!! Really nice guy and super knowledgeable about the city. He really took the time to show us Amsterdam in a personal and informative way. It's the smaller detailed things you learn with a knowledgeable guide that makes all the difference in the world. I've been to Amsterdam before but he had me see it in a brand new light and helped my wife really appreciate the city for her first visit. Can't say enough about what a great tour it was. Defiantly ask for Sebastian if you do one of these private bike tours.
star-5
Tour Amsterdam like a local
Scott_K
, Jul 2020
Marten is an excellent guide. Friendly and knowledgeable, he easily put all of us at ease. He has many interesting anecdotes to share about life in Amsterdam and the Netherlands, and is very good at keeping you interested in every place you stop. He also has good recommendations on places to visit or restaurants to patronize. The tour is an excellent way to see Amsterdam like the locals do.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
Didn't Happen
Elizabeth_B
, Jan 2020
I booked a private book tour for New Year's Day at 11 a.m.. Turns out the tour was not operating that day, but I didn't find out until I arrived at the bike rental shop which was also closed. Lucky for me the owner happened to be there so she let me in from the cold while I sorted out what happened. The bike rental shop was lovely, but she was pretty much the only silver lining.
star-5
HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Chungah R
, Dec 2019
What a way to see the city! Our guide was so awesome. We were 45 min late (I got my times mixed up) and then we had to cut the tour a bit short because we had last minute tickets to the Anne Frank Museum but the guide was really cool about it and made it work. And I was not an easy tourist to work with - I could barely ride a bike but he was so understanding about it, making me feel at ease. If you're in Amsterdam, this is an absolute MUST!!!!!
star-5
Fantastic Overview First Day of our trip
Waterfalls1970
, Nov 2019
Stein was great! He is so friendly with a wealth of knowledge! He tailored the tour to our requests and exceeded our expectations. I would definitely recommend this tour and I would do it again.
star-5
Great tour with Jeff
TheSpear
, Oct 2019
We really enjoyed our intro to Amsterdam. We ended up doing a combination of walking and biking - Jeff was very flexible and we had some great talks over coffee too. Recommended!
star-5
Terrific tour
Ricky_R
, Sep 2019
This was great. Donnie was a blast. A must do in Amsterdam. Taught us how the biking rules of Amsterdam work. Nice beer too!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Enjoyable Experience
Red1960
, Sep 2019
We did a 3 hour private bike tour with Arun (sp?). He was a great guide, very informative. We were a little nervous about 3 hours on a bike but there were intermittent stops and the biking was easy and fun. Our guide was pleasant and knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend.
star-5
Amazing Bike Tour!!
Joseph L
, Aug 2019
My girlfriend and I took the three hour bike tour with Arunabha! He was very knowledgeable about all the sites and hidden gems in Amsterdam. If you want a crash course about Amsterdam, a bike tour well get you well adjusted and aquatinted with the city layout! Thank you Arunabha!!
star-5
Bike ride
jenniferstevens2019
, Aug 2019
We are a family of 4 with two teenage boys. We look for bike tours everywhere our guide Martin was amazing. We learned so much about the area and bike etiquette in Amsterdam.
star-5
Biking Amsterdam
Susan_S
, Jul 2019
Great way to see the city and parks!!! Arloon was a great guide and took us to a few extra spots. We did have one person in our group who was unable to ride due to illness and we had a hard time figuring out how to get a refund for him. The guide is independent from the bike rental store. Hoping to hear from aviator on the refund.
star-4
great way to get to know amsterdam
VERONICA_H
, Jul 2019
great !!! guide Sebastian, we did this the first day of our visit which I really recommend. Besides letting us know the rules and ways to ride a bike during our visit in Amsterdam, he gave us a great general tour of the city and was a great way of an introduction, ONLY THING. VIATOR BE AWARE. we had to pay extra for a bike with hand breaks. we had reserved and paid leg breaks which are more the very old and risky. AND WE AERENT ADVISE. 26 EUROS EXTRA.

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