Amsterdam Bikes and Dykes - Small Group Tour

Sean was amazing. He was funny, knowledgeable, and I was so glad I actually signed up for two tours with him. He showed us cool places I never would have found on my own, knew a ton about the culture of the city, clearly was connected to the local culture (almost everywhere we went, people happily said hi to him) and really made the experience—and my trip—awesome. ...Ms. Anna D. ., – See more reviews
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Inspired by Pete Jordan's book 'In the City of Bikes', this is an Amsterdam bike tour like no other. Get the ultimate local perspective on the city's incredible array of canals, dykes, and culture, complimented by a healthy dose of Amsterdam's quirkiest tales. Hop on!


  • Get a street’s eye view of Amsterdam as the locals see it – by bike!

  • Experience the city’s obsession with history, adventure, and fun

  • Cycle Amsterdam’s dykes, bridges, and canals downtown and beyond

  • Hear the city’s tales of resistance, love, confiscations, and anarchy combining a local’s passion for Amsterdam with fascinating narratives


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There are just a handful of destinations in the world that were built for biking, and it's very fair to say that Amsterdam is definitely one of them! Join this quirky Amsterdam bike tour that gets you on the city's most beloved form of transportation accompanied by a stories and tales from the city's past and present. Feel like a true Amsterdammer in no time!

Begin your Amsterdam tour by meeting with your local guide in the city centre and hopping on a Dutch back-pedal bike. Weave your way through Amsterdam's history and growth by starting out downtown and then making our way out to the northern dijks (dykes). Along the way, hit up historical sites in the financial district and get an up close look at the city's defences, learning how windmills, canals, and walls helped build this nation and its people.

The sheer volume of bikes and cyclists in Amsterdam will be apparent throughout your tour, from a waterfront stop that's home to no less than 500 bikes parked in stalls to thrilling infamous intersections where at least 30 bikes of all shapes and sizes whiz by every minute!

By the time you're done, this Amsterdam bike tour will have you cycling and feeling just like a local.


  • English speaking guide

  • Dutch back-pedal bike rental

  • Trip on a ferry OR a stop in a Naval Museum *depending on option selected


  • Meals and drinks

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Personal expenses

  • Optional activity costs

  • Hotel pick up and drop off

Please Note

  • Participants must be at least 12 years old.

  • Tour will be operated as a guaranteed Small Group Tour with a maximum of 12 guests.

  • Please bring along a contact phone number, especially if you are running late - the tour guide can meet you at the bike rental shop. 

  • Due to the changing Dutch weather, make sure to be well equipped against rain and wind. Please wear proper foot gear for the bike ride.

  • This tour ends at Amsterdam City Center, Dam Square.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 4 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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