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Amsterdam Countryside Bike Tour Including Cheese Tasting and Clog Demonstration

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Amsterdam Countryside Bike Tour Including Cheese Tasting and Clog Demonstration

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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
A-Bike Rental & Tours - Vondelpark , Tesselschadestraat 1E, 1054 ET Amsterdam, Netherlands

The meeting point is only a 3-minute walk away from Leidseplein (easy to reach by tram). We start at the bike shop of our partners of A-Bike Vondelpark next to the entrance of Vondelpark. We hope to meet you there!

10:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
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
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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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  • "This trip is well worth it and best if you are a reasonably skilled rider and in good enough shape to ride leisurely but steadily for 3 hours or so." See review
  • "You definitely should plan to bring water bottles (they give you the opportunity to refill them) and pack a lunch as you will be out for 4 hours for sure." See review
  • "But it's worth pointing out that it is a good idea to bring your own water and snacks along." See review

Reviews

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Highly Recommend
Victor_B
, Oct 2021
Wonderful tour! Our guide, Sevv was very knowledgeable about Amsterdam and it's history, bike culture, and shared personal anecdotes for a truly amazing experience.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you for your review Victor, We hope to have you again soon.
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Cool!
Claudia_H
, Sep 2021
Really fantastic and fun way to explore the Netherlands! The tour was lovely and a great way to see more than just Amsterdam.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Hi Claudia, We are so happy to hear that you had fun. Thank you for choosing us. Hoping to see you again soon.
star-5
Riding along
Roberto_V
, Sep 2021
Our english guide was great and entertaining . We started in the city, went through the countryside. Stopped and met one out of the four wooden clog makers in the Netherland. Also his cheese making skills was also part of the tour. The Windmill was a great photo shoot. It was a 4 hour tour so be ready to pack a snack and a large bottle of water. But the tour was very scenic and beautiful.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Hello Roberto, We are glad that you had a fun trip. Thank you for the tips and a great review!
star-5
Great time
Sara_L
, Sep 2021
My husband and I really enjoyed our bike trip with Sevv across the Netherlands countryside! Beautiful sights and delicious cheese. We are not expert bikers by any means and we found it very doable.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Sara, We are happy to know that you two had a fun trip. Thank you for taking the time to give us a review.
star-5
Incredible
Gloria
, Aug 2021
By far the best part of my trip to Amsterdam. The guides were great and super funny. The scenery was incredible and the route not so difficult. I definitely recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Gloria, we are happy to know that you had fun. We hope to see you again soon. Thank you so much for the review.
star-5
Beautiful Amsterdam
Kathryn_F
, Aug 2021
Cycling through the countryside seeing cows grazing, canals and boats .. so harmonious! Learning about water management in the Netherlands and many other interesting things unique to Amsterdam
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Hello Kathryn, So happy to hear that you had a wonderful time. Thanks for the review.
star-5
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
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Hello Milan, We are happy that you had a great time. Thank you for the review.
star-5
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!
star-5
Very Nice
chiefrock1
, Sep 2019
Very easy bike tour through the countryside of Amsterdam. Very beautiful sites along the way. Highly recommended!
star-5
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.

Product code: 6464COUNTRY

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