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Full-Day Total Amsterdam Discovery: Bike and Food Tour

You’re getting it all: biking, food, and Dutch traditions on this 6-hour adventure that crams in the best of Amsterdam. Cycle the streets, listen to great stories, walk the downtown area, snack on local foods, sample some spirits, and fall in love with the ‘Dam. We've combined our favourite tours into this adventure, so you can make the most of your time in the city.

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  • What's included :
    • Local English-speaking guide,
    • Rental of a Dutch-style back-pedal bike
    • Some food and drinks (5 afternoon snacks with one traditional drink)
    What's excluded :
    • Additional food and drinks
    • Souvenirs and items of a personal nature
    • Gratuities
    • Entry/Admission - Dam Square
    • Entry/Admission - Nes
    • Entry/Admission - Oudemanhuispoort
    • Entry/Admission - Amsterdam Centraal
    • Entry/Admission - IJ
    • Entry/Admission - NDSM
    • Entry/Admission - Albert Cuyp Market
    • Entry/Admission - Rijksmuseum
    • Entry/Admission - The Amstel
    • Entry/Admission - ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo
    • Entry/Admission - Hortus Botanicus
    • Entry/Admission - Vondelpark
    • Entry/Admission - West Pacific Westergasfabriek
    • Entry/Admission - Haarlemmerstraat
    • Entry/Admission - Statue "Amsterdams Lieverdje"
    • Entry/Admission - Spui
    • Entry/Admission - Begijnhof
    • Entry/Admission - Magna Plaza
    • Entry/Admission - Royal Palace Amsterdam
    • Entry/Admission - Amsterdam Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Wynand Fockink
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Dam Square, Amsterdam The Netherlands

    We will meet at a bike shop next to the absolute centre of Amsterdam: the Dam square. This is where it all began: on this site the first dam was built in the river Amstel sometime around 1265. The square has a rich history and has always been the site of National remembrances, events, and celebrations such as King's day. It's impossible to have been in Amsterdam and not see the Dam.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Nes, Between Langebrugsteeg and Dam, Amsterdam The Netherlands

    Next, we'll be making our way down the Nes. A local favourite for its theatres and restaurants, the Dutch word Nes means headland or spit. In the 1500's it had a high concentration of monasteries, and the street was nicknamed Prayer without end. A side alley bears that name to this day. From early in the nineteenth century, Nes became a centre for entertainment, which it still is today.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Oudemanhuispoort, Amsterdam The Netherlands

    One of the dykes we will cycle along is the Haarlemmerdijk. Built-in the 13th century as a defence against the sea, today it’s a lively and diverse shopping street. We will pass many trendy bars like the small and cosy Harlem, said to serve one of the best nacho’s in town, and novelty shops like Pappa Bubble, where you can make your own candy.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Amsterdam Centraal, Stationsplein, 1012 AB Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Heading North we will pass by the Central Station, built in the 1880's. This is the grand entrance to Amsterdam and part of the city's ongoing plans for the "Red Carpet" stretching from the station to the Dam square. You can find a lot of intersting shops in the passageways, and a boulevard lined with tasty restaurants on the IJ-side.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: IJdok, Amsterdam The Netherlands

    Behind the station lies the body of water called 'IJ', which seperates the North from the rest of Amsterdam. In the Golden Age, this was the harbour and It's still a thoroughfare for the big barges transporting their cargo up and down the rivers of Holland. We will take one of the ferries that go to different parts of the north from the pier directly behind the station. On foot or by bike, It's a fun ride across the water, and it's free!

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Amsterdam North, Amsterdam North, Amsterdam, North Holland Province

    Until 1795, Amsterdam-Noord was used as a gallows field, where the bodies of convicts were hung after the execution as a frightening example. We'll be showing you that these days it has become one of the more edgy and innovative parts of Amsterdam, with music- and theatre festivals, art spaces, trendy restaurants, and many new initiatives that are well worth a visit.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: NDSM, tt. Neveritaweg 61, 1033 WB Amsterdam The Netherlands

    On this tour we might end up at the NDSM terrain. It's one of the most interesting places in Amsterdam at the moment. Once part of the 'Netherlands dock and shipbuilding company', the NDSM has become a popular location for innovative theatre, music and art. We'll show you around the terrain with it's interesting buildings and landmarks, and point out a few good bars and restaurants if you want.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: De Pijp, De Pijp, Amsterdam, North Holland Province

    If we choose to go South we will make our way down the bohemian neighbourhood of the Pijp, or 'the Pipe', so-called because of the narrow, straight streets that resemble pipes. These days it has a very diverse population, and you can see Turkish and Surinamese shops next to hipster lunchrooms and organic food stores. It's a great neighbourhood for strolling around or sitting on a terrace.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Albert Cuyp Market, Albert Cuypstraat, Amsterdam The Netherlands

    Reputedly the largest daytime outdoor market in Europe, the Albert Cuyp market started in 1912. Today you can find everything here, from fresh fish to clothing, to exotic fruits and vegetables. We will stop here for a moment before we cycle on, but it's definitely worth it to come back for a real Dutch 'Stroopwafel' hot from the plate, prepared right in front of you.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Museumplein, 1071 DJ Amsterdam, Netherlands

    We will spend some time at this square, appropriately called Museum square, where you can find the Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk Museum, and the van Gogh museum. We'll tell you a bit about its origins and if you're lucky there's an art market on the square, and in winter there's a Christmas market and an ice skating rink.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Rijksmuseum, Museumstraat 1, 1071 XX Amsterdam The Netherlands

    On our way South we will be passing underneath the beautiful Rijksmuseum, built-in 1885 to house the National art collection. This passage is often used by musicians to busk or practise because the acoustics are so beautiful. It's a delight to the ear when you cycle past it.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: The Amstel, Amsterdam The Netherlands

    The Amstel is the river that gave Amsterdam its name. It flows into the city from the south, and on a sunny day, you can have a great time cycling all the way up the river to Oudekerk. We won't go that far on this tour, but we'll cycle along the banks for a while and tell you about the historical bond between Amsterdam and its river.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo, Plantage Kerklaan 38-40, 1018 CZ Amsterdam The Netherlands

    As we cycle to the East we pass the elegant 19th century Artis Zoo. It is the oldest zoo in the Netherlands and one of the oldest zoos of mainland Europe. With 27 monumental buildings, some of which you can admire while cycling past, Artis Zoo forms a unique cultural heritage example of 19th-century design.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Hortus Botanicus, Plantage Middenlaan 2A, 1018 DD Amsterdam The Netherlands

    The route might take us past the Hortus Botanicus. Founded in 1638 as an herb garden for doctors and apothecaries, it's one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world. They have a café that serves a set lunch menu on their shaded terrace and in the Hortus shop you can find plants, seeds, gardening tools, but also books and the cutest gifts.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Van Baerlestraat & Vondelpark Museum Quarter, Amsterdam The Netherlands

    On our way West we will cycle through the monumental Vondelpark. Named after a famous Dutch poet, the park opened in 1865. Whether you're a beginner or a pro, it's the perfect park for a cycle ride on the shady lanes underneath the amazing variety of stately trees. Or you can visit the rose garden, and afterwards chill out on the terrace of one of the cafés in the park. In summer there are performances at the open air stage.

    Duration: 25 minutes

    Stop At: West Pacific Westergasfabriek, 8-10 Haarlemmerweg, Amsterdam The Netherlands

    Celebrated these days as a beautiful example of industrial heritage, the Western Gas Factory was built in the 1880's. After it closed the buildings stood derelict for a long time, but slowly the terrain evolved into the cultural and entertainment centre it is today. We'll spend some time exploring these picturesque surroundings: there's lots going around here with weekly arts and crafts markets, festivals, bars and restaurants, and even a cinema.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Haarlemmerstraat, Amsterdam The Netherlands

    On this tour, we will make our way back into town by way of the Haarlemmerstraat. A street with a colourful history, today it's a lively and diverse shopping street. We will pass many trendy bars like the small and cosy Harlem, said to serve some of the best nachos's in town, and novelty shops Pappa Bubble, where you can make your own candy.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Statue "Amsterdams Lieverdje", Spui 14, 1012 XA Amsterdam The Netherlands

    The meeting point for this tour is next to a small statue of a boy, aptly named "het Lieverdje", or "the little Sweetheart". It was installed in 1960 as an ode to the street urchins of Amsterdam, always mischievous, but with a heart of gold. You will hear about how this little statue became the centre point of subversive happenings in the '60s and 70's.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Spui, Amsterdam The Netherlands

    We'll make our way across the Spui for our first tasting. Meaning sluice in Dutch, originally there was a sluice here. In 1867 it was filled up and turned into a square. The Spui is jampacked with history. It's also the location of one of Amsterdam's oldest bars: café Hoppe, dating from 1670, and traditionally the favourite hangout of journalists and writers.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Begijnhof, Gedempte Begijnensloot, 1012 RM Amsterdam The Netherlands

    On the Spui, behind a big wooden door, you will find a hidden treasure: the 'Begijnhof', or 'Beguinage'. It's the oldest 'hofje' of Amsterdam and was built in the 1300's. You'll hear a bit about its history, and if you want to know more you can visit during daytime.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Voetboogstraat, 1012 XG Amsterdam, Netherlands

    This street is named after a type of crossbow because in the 15th century the shooting range of the crossbow archer's guild was situated here. These days it's a lively entertainment area with lots of bars and restaurants, especially popular amongst students. We will take you to Amsterdam's most famous flemish fries shop, or 'Vlaams friethuis' that's been here since 1957. Be prepared for a wait, as the line often stretches all the way around the corner...

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Magna Plaza, Spuistraat 168, 1012 VT Amsterdam The Netherlands

    We'll be having a herring next to this exuberantly decorated building. originally built in the 1890s as the Main Post Office. Nowadays it is a shopping centre with a newly opened food department. It is worth checking out if you're looking to continue your food tasting feast!

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Royal Palace Amsterdam, Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 147, 1012 RJ Amsterdam The Netherlands

    While enjoying a herring you'll be looking out at the Royal Palace, originally built as a Town Hall in 1648 and eventually given to the freshly appointed King Willem I in 1813. It is used by the king for entertaining and official functions during state visits and other official receptions. It is also open to visitors.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Amsterdam Museum, Kalverstraat 92, 1012 PH Amsterdam The Netherlands

    On your way to taste some more Dutch street food, you will traverse the grounds of the Amsterdam Museum. Originally this was the site of one of the 21 monasteries you could find in 15th century Amsterdam. In the 18th century, it became an orphanage for Patrician children. The museum is well worth visiting to learn more about the history of Amsterdam.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Wynand Fockink, Pijlsteeg 31, 1012 HH Amsterdam The Netherlands

    This tour will end with a delicious liqueur or brandy from the immensely popular Wijnand Fockinck. There has been a distillery and bar on this site since 1670, and they still produce an incredible range of jenevers, fruity brandywines, and refined liqueurs with illustrious names like "Walk in the forest". Slurp a few glasses from the bar in traditional Dutch manner, or buy a bottle to take home with you!

    Duration: 20 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Damstraat 20, 1012 JM Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Dam Square, Dam, 1012 Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Due to the ever-changing Dutch weather, please come prepared for rain and wind, and wear comfortable footwear for walking and cycling.
    • Be in a small-group of a maximum of 12 people.
    • Minimum age is 12 years
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    • All tours follow the latest local health authority advice, including mask usage and social distancing. Urban Adventures has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which recognises companies that have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Activity ID: V-5923P5

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