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Cycling in Amsterdam

Cycling is one of the best ways to get around Amsterdam, and no visitor should leave without experiencing the city's world famous bike culture.

All you need to know about cycling in Amsterdam

Even if you only pedal around for a few hours, riding a bike is an essential Amsterdam experienceRenting a bike or taking a guided cycle tour is a great way to discover the city and can be quite an adventure. Exploring the city on a bike lets you see more in a day, while blending in with the locals at the same time. Below you'll find all you need to know about cycling in Amsterdam, including where to hire a bike, cycling safety, rules of the road and the history of cycling in the Netherlands.

Amsterdam’s bike culture 

There are over 800,000 bicycles in Amsterdam. That’s more bikes than people! Cycling in Amsterdam is a way of life, made easier by the city’s unbeatable network ofbike paths, cycle routes and flat landscape. Amsterdam regularly comes out on top in lists of the world’s most cycle-friendly cities, and there’s no finer way to explore the city’s streetscanals and attractions than by pedal power. Cycling in Amsterdam is practical, enjoyable and healthy - so join the locals and hop on your bike.

Amsterdam – a city on two wheels

A typical Amsterdam street scene sees countless cyclists either heading to or from work, transporting young children to school, or carrying anything from groceries or house pets to impressively tricky objects like big suitcases, ladders or even bulky furniture. From students to police officers and from bank staff to couriers, everybody’s on a bike – cycling is the most egalitarian mode of transport in Amsterdam.

Cycling in Amsterdam

Get pedalling in Amsterdam

Hire a bike

Cycling is a fun, efficient and easy way of getting around Amsterdam - just like the locals do! Even if you only pedal around for a few hours, riding ...

Amsterdam's cycling history

A typical Amsterdam street scene sees countless cyclists either heading to or from work, transporting young children to school, or carrying anything f...

Cycling safely

Amsterdam is one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in the world and the majority of its citizens have spent their lives on two wheels since they wer...

Cycling tours

Do as the locals do, and grab a set of wheels for an active bicycle tour around Amsterdam. Choose one of the local guides for an experience catered to...