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Amstel route

  • 10 points
  • 23 km
  • 1.5 hours

From the Blauwbrug to Ouderkerk aan de Amstel: this route leads you along Amstel and back again. On the way you can stop at lots of fantastic places and local sights. For example, you can visit an authentic old farm, try the very first Ouderkerse speciality beer or escape to an oasis of calm in Ouderkerk aan de Amstel. There is no shortage of nature either. You can walk around the Buitenplaats Wester Amstel and admire hundreds of allotments at Amstelglorie. Head out and enjoy!

This route includes locations that you can visit free of charge or at a reduced price with the I amsterdam City Card.
  • MacBike Waterlooplein

    Start the Amstel route here.

    09:00 - 18:00
  • Turn left when you leave the bike rental. Then turn right immediately and go straight on for a little bit, heading towards the Blauwbrug.
  • De Blauwbrug (The Blue Bridge)

    From this bridge you have a beautiful view over the heart of the city: the Amstel.

  • Cross just before the Blauwbrug. Cycle along with the water of the Amstel on your right-hand side. Keep going straight until you reach a main road, the Sarphatistraat. Turn left, then immediately right and go around the Amstel hotel. Cycle through the bike tunnel and then cross the bridge on the right. Turn left on the Amsteldijk, but cycle on the right side of the road. Go straight ahead at the first traffic lights. Then take the first left and cross the road to cycle as close as possible along the Amstel. There is a sign with the bicycle route to Ouderkerk aan de Amstel. Continue to cycle along the road, keeping the Amstel on your left. You pass the Amstelpark and cycle towards to the windmill.
  • Riekermolen - Windmill

    This historic mill dates from 1636 and if the wind is blowing in the right direction you can still see it turning!

  • Go back to the roundabout. Continue along the cycle path next to the Amstel. After a few minutes you will find the Rembrandthoeve on the right.
  • Rembrandthoeve

    At the Rembrandthoeve you will find all kinds of traditional products such as Gouda cheese and clogs!

    08:30 - 18:00
  • Continue along the Amstel river, with the water on your left. After five minutes you will arrive at Wester Amstel.
  • Buitenplaats Wester Amstel

    Next to the magnificent house you will find beautiful gardens and often an exhibition or concert.

  • Continue to cycle along the Amstel for a while and you will arrive at Ouderkerk aan de Amstel.
  • Ouderkerk aan de Amstel

    An oasis of peace where you can escape the hustle and bustle of the city.

  • Crossing the bridge, you will enter a lovely neighbourhood full of restaurants.
  • Amstelzijde

    You will find many charming restaurants and cafes here with beautiful views.

  • Go back to the bridge you just crossed and follow the bridge to the right. Turn left after the bridge. You now cycle towards Amsterdam with the Amstel River on your left-hand side. After a while you cycle to a windmill and turn right. There is a sign with KEK! Bier on it. The tasting room is at the end of the farm lane.
  • KEK! Beer Tasting Room

    KEK! Beer brews Ouderkerks speciality beer, perfect to quench your thirst!

    Currently closed
  • Cycle back to the windmill and continue making your way towards Amsterdam. Keep the Amstel on your left. After around 20 minutes by bike, you’ll see the Tuinpark is on the right. You can cycle and walk around here, there is a lot to see!
  • Amstelglorie allotments

    Here you can walk around, admire the beautiful nature and gardens and there is a playground.

    09:00 - 20:00
  • Follow the road along the Amstel with the water on your left. Cross a bridge over a tributary of the Amstel river, then continue to cycle along the water. Immediately after the white drawbridge you will come to tHUIS aan de Amstel.
  • tHUIS aan de AMSTEL

    You'll feel right at home here, so you can recover from the ride.

  • Continue straight on until you reach a crossroads and then cross the road and turn left. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and follow the bike path between two tall office buildings. Follow the bike path and keep the Amstel on your left. Cycle straight on until you reach the Amstel hotel again. Then cross the road, go left and immediately right. Keep on cycling straight ahead to reach the Blauwbrug. Turn right at the Blauwbrug, then left. The bicycle rental is on the right-hand side.

Amstel route