Cycling is a fun, efficient and easy way of getting around Amsterdam – just like the locals do! With bicycle rental shops all over the city, it’s quite simple to pedal away. And it’s quite safe if you follow a few simple rules!
Cycling rules of the road
Thanks to its compact size and extensive network of bike paths, Amsterdam is the perfect city to explore on two wheels. But before heading out to discover the city's best sights, take a few minutes to learn more about cycling in Amsterdam and the basic rules of the road.
Rent a bike
Whether you're here for a day or a week, it's quite affordable to rent a bike. There are a wide selection of rental shops in the city, but have a look at the bicycle rental section of this website to get a better idea of where to go.
Be sure to follow any instructions the vendor might give you regarding parking and only lock up your bike in permitted locations. MacBike offers a free multi-lingual leaflet on how to cycle safely through Amsterdam.