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Amsterdam Countryside Bike Tour Including Cheese Tasting and Clog Demonstration

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Amsterdam, Netherlands

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icon4 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Cycle away from the urban noise and disappear into the countryside on this guided bike tour from Amsterdam. Visit a historical windmill, a farmhouse and factory, where you’ll sample Dutch cheese and watch how wooden clogs are made. This leisurely ride takes you along the Amstel River, past country villages and verdant fields dotted with cows. Learn about rural Dutch traditions and history, and wrap up your tour exploring Amsterdam’s parks including Vondelpark, Amsterdamse Bos and Beatrixpark.
  • Guided bike tour around the countryside surrounding Amsterdam
  • Visit a traditional Dutch farmhouse that produces cheese and clogs
  • Pass through pretty parks including the Amsterdamse Bos and Vondelpark
  • Enjoy insightful and entertaining commentary from a well-versed guide
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Local guide
Use of bicycle
Use of rain poncho
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Lunch
Bottled water

Departure Point

Lijnbaansgracht 283, 1017 RM Amsterdam, Netherlands

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Leave the bustle of the city behind on a countryside bike tour from Amsterdam. Your approximately 13.5- to 15-mile (22- to 25-kilometer) ride will take you the outskirts of the city and the countryside beyond, stopping along the way so your guide can share interesting anecdotes and background.

Your tour begins in central Amsterdam in the late morning, when your informative guide provides a brief introduction to Amsterdam’s history. Then, cycle through the bike-friendly city of Amsterdam, pedaling along narrow streets and canals and over beautiful bridges.

Slowly, your cityscape changes to tranquil pastures and peaceful waterways. Keep watch for colorful houseboats, as well as people fishing and rowing in the water.

At a local farmhouse, meet a farmer and enjoy some Dutch traditions: sample farm-produced cheese and watch a demonstration of how clogs are made. Stop at the iconic De Riekermolen windmill, one of only eight remaining authentic windmills in and around Amsterdam.

During your ride back to Amsterdam, cycle through some of the city’s parks including the lush Vondelpark, Amsterdam’s largest and most well-known park, and the woodland scenery of Amsterdamse Bos Park. Your tour ends in the afternoon.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Lijnbaansgracht
The tour will meet and depart in front of the Black Bikes shop. We will hand out the bikes and we'll begin with a safety briefing on how to ride safely in the Netherlands. Set you up on bikes and then bike out to the wonderful Countryside
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Vondelpark
The first part of the tour will go through our beautiful and most famous Vondelpark. We will get used to our bikes and you will learn some about Dutch history and this park.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Amsterdamse Bos
We'll explore the Amsterdamse Bos (forest) on the southwest side of town. The forest is a public park three times the size of New York’s Central Park which has a variety of magnificent nature areas, athletic fields, a 2-kilometre-long rowing lake, camping, swimming beaches and more.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Bovenkerkerpolderpad
We’ll bike through the Dutch polder landscape with its rectilinear ditches and dikes in the area around the Bovenkerkpolder.
Stop At:  
Rembrandt Hoeve
Here we visit a lovely Dutch farmer at their cheese farm and clog factory. At the farm they will demonstrate the traditional art of making wooden shoes and famous Gouda cheese. Afterwards, you’ll be able to have a look around in their little gift shop and taste some free samples of authentic Dutch cheese. We'll also take a short brake for you to eat your packed lunch or snacks.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
The Amstel
A fair amount of time is spent biking along the beautiful Amstel river
Stop At:  
Riekermolen
Your guide will stop briefly to tell and show you one of the few remaining windmills and the nearby statue of Rembrandt. Great stop for a photo opportunity as well.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Rijksmuseum
We will go over the museum square and Amsterdams most famous bike path that goes under the Rijksmuseum.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Distance approximately 20 km (12.5 miles)
  • A reasonable level of fitness, health and biking skill is necessary.
  • This tour operates with English language only
  • Lunch: feel free to pack a lunch and bring something to snack along the route or out at the cheese farm because while the farmer has cheese to eat the wooden shoes are not fun to nibble on unless you are a chipmunk.
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Confident riders only
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Mike's Bike Tours Amsterdam

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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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Perfect way to see the city
Milan_T
, Sep 2020
Lloyd our guide was fantastic! Very knowledgeable and flexible with our interests. A really fun tour that will show you another side to Amsterdam. Highly recommend
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Great way to see the city and the countryside in one day!
laureliashley
, Oct 2019
We had so much fun on this tour!!! Our guide--Girl Mike--was fun and informative and had great energy! I am not very experienced or comfortable on a bike (have ridden one other time as an adult in Costa Rica) and was extremely nervous, especially riding in the city. You do have to be very alert and aware. If you have never ridden a bike this isn't the time to learn. If you are in very bad shape this might not be for you. I'm not going to lie--the first part where we were in the city was stressful for me. The rest of the group did just fine though and they were all very supportive. Once we got into the countryside it was just absolutely peaceful and beautiful! By the time we got back into the city I felt much more comfortable and didn't have any problems. The stop at the cheese farm is really interesting and we were able to pet some beautiful baby cows! The cheese was so yum and we each bought a wheel. Also checked off our windmill quota for the trip! The ride was long but we went at an easy pace that everyone could keep up regardless of fitness level (I wouldn't have minded a little more speed when we were in wide open spaces but that is what happens with a group tour). Overall I would definitely recommend this tour! It was an amazing way to spend half a day and a great opportunity to see some countryside without doing a full excursion. Plus experiencing Amsterdam like a local's perspective (aka from the seat of a bike) should be on everyone's list!
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Very Nice
chiefrock1
, Sep 2019
Very easy bike tour through the countryside of Amsterdam. Very beautiful sites along the way. Highly recommended!
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Great Experience!
cobaltsignal
, Aug 2019
The bicycle ride was amazing! I got to pet a cow and try some amazing cheese. I mean, what else can you ask for? This has it all! Loved the clog building workshop demonstration.
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Highlight of our visit to Amsterdam
He_rocks
, Aug 2019
Excellent! We were very well looked after, it was a thoughtful and informative tour, and we saw some uniquely Dutch things along the way. Full credit to Mike's bike shop and to our guide Mike (different person and gender!) for setting us up so well and providing a memorable day. It was fun all the way. Even a puncture in our party was dealt with efficiently and with good humour. The bikes are very good quality and easy to master in terms of gear changes. We covered some decent mileage, but it's not a tough ride and everyone in our group easily coped. The visit to the farm is certainly an experience....the farmer is a character! Any men in our party were safe in the knowledge that they wouldn't be dragged in for audience participation! This guy likes ladies, especially Asian ladies....but as our guide said to us in advance, he means well. What I would say is that this was billed as a 2-hour tour, but in fact it lasted over 4 hours. That's not at all a complaint - it made it even better value for money. But it's worth knowing this in case people are trying to plan other parts of their day. The tour detail also points out that the price doesn't include food and drinks. That's true. But it's worth pointing out that it is a good idea to bring your own water and snacks along. You need to be a vaguely competent bike rider. We felt safe throughout, but as you cycle through and out of the city you need to have some decent road sense and not be wobbly on your bike. Overall, an excellent experience....a lovely way to see Amsterdam and some of the surrounding countryside.
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27-28 Km round trip
MonikaS1401
, Aug 2019
From the check in till the end of tour everything was very well organized. Patrick (tour guide) knows his job well. The farm visit could have been longer or more elaborate area wise, it was pretty small n not much to explore after the show n tell.
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The star of the show is the countryside view from the biked.
mbrettm
, Jul 2019
Fun tour. Ivan was a funny and friendly guide. Lots of breaks along the way and beautiful views along the Amstel. Highly recommend it.
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Fun time in the country
700diannec29
, Jul 2019
This is a great tour to take and get away from the city. You ride on a trail alongside the river and see horses, cows and sheep. Our guide Ivan was great telling us about the history of Amsterdam and fun facts. We went to a farm where you taste cheese that is made there and the farmer has a great sense of humor and he gave a clog making demonstration. Ivan then took us to the oldest bar in Amsterdam for a cold beer this is a great tour and I highly recommend it when visiting Amsterdam
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Highly recommend!
Kathleen T
, Jul 2019
I would highly recommend this attraction to couples and solo travelers. Part of the ride is through the city which can be a bit unnerving and not a great idea for children. I would not recommend this for travelers who are not accustomed to physical activity. However, riding to the country was beautiful and peaceful. It's a great way to see Holland outside the busy city. Although the destination was set up for tourist overall it was a pleasurable experience and worth the time.
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Cheese Tasting and Bike Tour
Sylvain L
, Jun 2019
This was a good break from the craziness of Amsterdam. Our guide was well versed on the culture and shared many highlights. The farm we stopped at was a riot. The owner likes women. We enjoyed seeing the windmill and country.
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