Tours & activities in Amsterdam

Amsterdam Countryside Bike Tour

Get out of the city and see the gorgeous Dutch countryside on this excellent local bike tour

ABOUT THE Amsterdam Countryside Bike Tour

Don't limit your exploring of Holland to just the Amsterdam city center - windmills, farms and water locks are only a short bike ride away! Your expert guide will navigate you through the lowlands around Amsterdam where you will be blown away by breath-taking landscapes. Have a look at traditional farms, discover how the Dutch have expertly managed flooding, learn about the delicious cheese and marvel at the tallest wooden windmill in the country on this 2.5-hour bike tour.


Your Amsterdam Countryside Bike Tour meets at Oosterdokskade 63A (MacBike shop) and finishes at Amsterdam Centraal station. 


The Holland you won't find in the Amsterdam city center

Your local expert guide starts this bike tour the best way possible - on a boat! You'll head straight out of the city center by crossing the river into the trendy neighborhood of Noord, before finding yourself in the real Dutch countryside. You'll discover Dutch farms, the ingenuity of the giant locks, and even the country's tallest wooden windmill, all in the famous Dutch polders.

Picturesque views and a leisurely bike ride

This is probably our most relaxing tour, as you escape the hustle and bustle of the city streets and find yourself surrounded by the green of the countryside and the blue of the water. You'll learn how the Dutch have mastered not only cheese but water (one third of the country lies below sea level), and have some beautiful pictures for your photo album that most visitors to Amsterdam don't get!

Special offer from our friends at MacBike

On this Amsterdam bike tour, your ticket price includes the rental of high quality MacBikes, but if you want to rent your bike for even longer after the tour, the MacBike guys will give you a special rate! Even the Dutch will be impressed by your riding skills at the end of this trip.

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The Dutch Countryside Bike Tour starts in front of the MacBike shop, Oosterdokskade 63A

  • Cross the river on a ferry
  • Visit the hand-dug North Sea canal and learn about the regulations at the giant locks
  • Take in the beautiful scenery of the famous Dutch polders
  • See the country's tallest wooden windmill
  • Escape the hustle and bustle of the Amsterdam city center



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Inclusions & exclusions
What’s included
  • Expert local guide
  • Bike (for the duration of the tour)
What’s not included
  • Extended bike rental
Additional Information
  • Participants on all tours and activities (no matter which provider) in Amsterdam are subject to a €1.50 "entertainment tax". This additional cost is already included in the price of your tour. Please note that this tax is not retained by SANDEMANs, nor by the freelance guides leading your tour, but is a compulsory, additional tax that is passed on directly to the Amsterdam municipality. Thank you for your understanding
  • Our business is connecting great guides and smart travelers, and we're proud that so many local guides employ us to welcome travelers like you on their journey through some of the world's best cities. No two tours are alike, and the sites, stories, and length of the tour will vary depending on what your freelance guide decides is best. That's why the tours we promote never get stale or feel scripted, and why both independent guides and savvy travelers prefer SANDEMANs
  • As bike traffic in Amsterdam can be quite hectic, please ensure that you feel comfortable riding a bike before joining this tour
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