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Written by Winston on May 28, 2020 Share on

Cycling Tour in Amsterdam Netherlands

Amsterdam the capital city of the Netherlands is known to be one of the prettiest cities in the world. Its majorly known for its museums, bridges, galleries, parks, restaurants and other things that bring people from all over the world to visit this beautiful city. Though most of the city is modernized now there still are a lot of regions in town where you can get the glimpses of ancient history. One of the best ways to explore Amsterdam is by cycling around the city. Many tours offer plans which include cycling tours for the visitors. There are many providers who rent out bikes for travellers who would like to have a cycling tour of the city, you can either choose the explore by yourself or get the assistance of a tour guide. Most of these tour guides work on a tip-based system, meaning you only have to pay if you like their services.

Amsterdam Cycle signs
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The cycling tour helps give a different perspective of the city, it gives a much closer view of the different experiences that can be enjoyed in the city. Amsterdam is known to be a bicycle-friendly capital because of the whole routing of the tour will cover the major parts of the city like museums, galleries and more, its as if the monuments were built for the cycling tour and not the other way around. Most of the city uses cycles over public transport be it, citizens or travellers. This trend started off in 2012 and it has exponentially grown from then. One of the differences between doing the tour on a cycle versus a car or a bus would be missing out on the very small things like viewing people doing their daily chores, children crossing the street, old people relaxing in their balconies which give an authentic experience of the city.

 

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In general, the whole of the Netherlands is known for its craze for bicycles of which the capital city has the most bicycle lovers. There are festivals which are themed around bicycles which makes the city famous not only for its museums and galleries but also these events. There is a bicycle marathon which happens in April every year. To get an overall view of the city and to get an idea of the city all you have to do is rent a bicycle choose a bridge or any road or museum to start from and then lose yourself and enjoy getting lost in this beautiful city.

Sometimes it can get a little tricky as Amsterdam has a lot to offer when it comes to cycling tours picking one you like might be a little confusing at first. To make it easier for the travellers its largely divided into 2 routes which are countryside and inside the city tour. Skinny bridge, Museumplein, Vondelpark, Anne Frank House, Canal Belt, Old Church, Nieuwmarkt are the attractions you can look forward to when you do the inside city tour. Doing the countryside tour will give a completely different view of Amsterdam where there are going to be views of windmills (Riekermolen and de Zwaan), Amstel river, Rembrandt Hoeve Cheese and Clog farm. Nevertheless, it’s going to be a crazy ride no matter which trail you choose.

Cycles on Amsterdam Bridge
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We hope we have given you inspiration to try out some of the cycling tours in your next Amsterdam vacation. Confused which trail you should choose? Worry not, our experts at Pickyourtrail will curate the best Amsterdam tour packages that suits your interests.

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