Meet up with your local guide at a central location in Amsterdam. There you’ll receive short safety instruction before climbing onto your bicycle. This Amsterdam cycling tour moves at a leisurely pace. Follow your guide along part of Amsterdam’s 250-mile (400-km) bicycle lane network. Your local guide will give you an insightful introduction to Amsterdam as you visit a diverse selection of historic landmarks and cultural spots.
Depending on your local guide and the Dutch weather, expect to see top sights including Museum Square, home to the Van Gogh and Rijksmuseum, and the always bustling Dam Square – with its “Paleis op de Dam”. Admire the majestic façade of Amsterdam’s Royal Palace and the National War Monument.
After that you’ll explore the infamous Red Light District, home to many historical buildings and illuminated alleys in which prostitutes advertise their services. Hear about Holland’s liberal laws that legalise cannabis and sex work and cycle past popular nightclubs.
The next stop will be the Vondelpark, a green refuge in the heart of the city. Discover the cozy Jordaan district or uncover the tragic history of Anne Frank on the Prinsengracht as you visit the preserved canal house in which her family hid from the Nazis. Before the tour ends, enjoy a refreshing drink (own expense) at one of your local guide’s top hangouts and then return to the original departure point, where the tour ends.