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.
Even if you only pedal around for a few hours, riding a bike is an essential Amsterdam experience. Renting 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.