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Amsterdam Countryside Bike Tour Including Cheese Tasting and Clog Demonstration

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Amsterdam, Netherlands
Amsterdam Countryside Bike Tour Including Cheese Tasting and Clog Demonstration

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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Cycle away from the urban noise and disappear into the countryside on this guided bike tour from Amsterdam. Visit a historical windmill, a farmhouse and factory, where you’ll sample Dutch cheese and watch how wooden clogs are made. This leisurely ride takes you along the Amstel River, past country villages and verdant fields dotted with cows. Learn about rural Dutch traditions and history, and wrap up your tour exploring Amsterdam’s parks including Vondelpark, Amsterdamse Bos and Beatrixpark.
  • Guided bike tour around the countryside surrounding Amsterdam
  • Visit a traditional Dutch farmhouse that produces cheese and clogs
  • Pass through pretty parks including the Amsterdamse Bos and Vondelpark
  • Enjoy insightful and entertaining commentary from a well-versed guide
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Use of bicycle
Use of rain poncho
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Lunch
Bottled water
A-Bike Rental & Tours - Rijksmuseum , Stadhouderskade 520, 1071 ZD Amsterdam, Netherlands

The meeting point is opposing the Rijksmuseum and just under the building of Stromma (follow the signs). Tram 1,7 and 19 are stopping nearby. Or Metro 52 Vijzelsgracht (only 5 mins walking) We hope to meet you there!

This activity will end right where it started.
Leave the bustle of the city behind on a countryside bike tour from Amsterdam. Your approximately 13.5- to 15-mile (22- to 25-kilometer) ride will take you the outskirts of the city and the countryside beyond, stopping along the way so your guide can share interesting anecdotes and background.

Your tour begins in central Amsterdam in the late morning, when your informative guide provides a brief introduction to Amsterdam’s history. Then, cycle through the bike-friendly city of Amsterdam, pedaling along narrow streets and canals and over beautiful bridges.

Slowly, your cityscape changes to tranquil pastures and peaceful waterways. Keep watch for colorful houseboats, as well as people fishing and rowing in the water.

At a local farmhouse, meet a farmer and enjoy some Dutch traditions: sample farm-produced cheese and watch a demonstration of how clogs are made. Stop at the iconic De Riekermolen windmill, one of only eight remaining authentic windmills in and around Amsterdam.

During your ride back to Amsterdam, cycle through some of the city’s parks including the lush Vondelpark, Amsterdam’s largest and most well-known park, and the woodland scenery of Amsterdamse Bos Park. Your tour ends in the afternoon.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Vondelpark
The first part of the tour will go through our beautiful and most famous Vondelpark. We will get used to our bikes and you will learn some about Dutch history and this park.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Bovenkerkerpolderpad
We’ll bike through the Dutch polder landscape with its rectilinear ditches and dikes in the area around the Bovenkerkpolder.
Stop At:  
Rembrandt Hoeve
Here we visit a lovely Dutch farmer at their cheese farm and clog factory. At the farm they will demonstrate the traditional art of making wooden shoes and famous Gouda cheese. Afterwards, you’ll be able to have a look around in their little gift shop and taste some free samples of authentic Dutch cheese. We'll also take a short brake for you to eat your packed lunch or snacks.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
The Amstel
A fair amount of time is spent biking along the beautiful Amstel river
Stop At:  
Riekermolen
Your guide will stop briefly to tell and show you one of the few remaining windmills and the nearby statue of Rembrandt. Great stop for a photo opportunity as well.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Rijksmuseum
We will go over the museum square and Amsterdams most famous bike path that goes under the Rijksmuseum.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Distance approximately 20 km (12.5 miles)
  • A reasonable level of fitness, health and biking skill is necessary.
  • This tour operates with English language only
  • Lunch: feel free to pack a lunch and bring something to snack along the route or out at the cheese farm because while the farmer has cheese to eat the wooden shoes are not fun to nibble on unless you are a chipmunk.
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Confident riders only
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Mike's Bike Tours Amsterdam
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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  • "This trip is well worth it and best if you are a reasonably skilled rider and in good enough shape to ride leisurely but steadily for 3 hours or so." See review
  • "You definitely should plan to bring water bottles (they give you the opportunity to refill them) and pack a lunch as you will be out for 4 hours for sure." See review
  • "But it's worth pointing out that it is a good idea to bring your own water and snacks along." See review

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star-5
Delightful and easy bike ride with a little city and a little country experience
steven_g
, Jun 2022
After getting over the initial shock of the shear madness of biking through the streets of Amsterdam, the ride was very enjoyable. We went at a place that was easy enough for most riders and we made frequent stops to hear explanations of sights. Our guide, Antonis was engaging and knowledgeable. The countryside was beautiful and pastoral. The windmill was quaint. The farmer that makes the cheese and shoes was very funny and engaging. We bought lots of cheese to bring home.
star-5
Highly Recommend
REBECCA_L
, Jun 2022
The only way to see and learn about the beautiful Amsterdam countryside - on a bike! Our guide ‘Connie’ was very knowledgeable with perfect English. The ride itself was easy, flat all the way. This tour is a ‘must do’ if you are visiting Amsterdam.
star-5
Great time biking
Judith_L
, Jun 2022
What a delightful way to spend a day! We experienced the Holland biking system, traveled through 2 parks, visited a farm and even got a bit wet. Loved the day, the leader and fellow cyclists.
star-5
Wicked fun way to explore
Frances_J
, Jun 2022
The trip was a wonderful introduction to the area—lots of interesting information about the city, other things to do, history and cheese making. Very easy ride and beautiful scenery (say hi to the stork!) along the way. Thanks so much
star-5
So glad we did this tour
TRACEY_M
, Jun 2022
Mike and John were excellent guides so much fun . Lots of little stops with great history along the way .
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hi Trace, thank you so much for your review.
star-5
Great experience
Ximin_C
, Jun 2022
Guides were very friendly and nice. Kept a look out for everyone’s safety and ensured that we’re all enjoying ourselves. Cheese tasting host was very chirpy and humorous. Overall a great experience!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hey we are glad that you had fun. Thank you for the review.
star-5
Great experience and beautiful sights!
elizabeth_f
, Jun 2022
This tour was such a great experience! The bike ride was easy-going and included frequent stops for water and information about sights. Once we were out of the city center and biking along the outer canals, the ride was really peaceful and the countryside is beautiful. Good windmill photo-op, and the cheese and clog tour was cool. Our tour guide Adonis was knowledgeable and so friendly!!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hi Elizabeth, We are happy that you had a fun-filled tour with Adonis. We hope to have you join us again in the future.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Loved it!
Michelle_S
, May 2022
This tour was absolutely beautiful and so much fun! At first I was nervous to bike around the streets of Amsterdam, however, our guide made me feel at ease! Riding through the parks was my favorite, and the cheese tasting of course!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Best Bike Tour of Amsterdam
Tricia_K
, May 2022
Gus, our tour guide was warm and informative throughout the bike tour. He made sure everyone was safe and gave clear point by point instructions. Definitely recommend for anyone seeking a tour of Amsterdam away from the city.
star-5
Beautiful easy cycling
Becky_L
, May 2022
Excellent tour. I went on my own, but it is a great tour to meet and chat to other travellers. The tour guide was excellent, he was a retired historian so we got to learn lots about Amsterdam. I was a little nervous about cycling in Amsterdam as it is so busy, but this tour gets out into the countryside quickly so was perfect. The stop at the cheese/clog farm was great, really interesting to learn how both are made. It is a beautiful well organised tour, and well worth doing.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hey Becky, Thank you so much for your review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your trip.
star-5
Amazing - do not miss this!
Alison_R
, May 2022
This was the highlight of our trip. It’s just the best way to get around and the countryside was so beautiful. Aaron our tour guide was fantastic - he really knew his stuff and was a nice guy too
star-5
A great experience
Anonymous
, May 2022
I enjoyed seeing more of the Netherlands than the city. Mike our tour guide had great knowledge of the history of the country and of the water and land changes. The bike was comfortable and easy to use and in very good condition. It was a great experience.
star-5
Excellent Bike Tour
Ariel_Z
, May 2022
The tour was super fun! Our guide, Aaron, was outstanding, he was knowledgeable, witty and fun. The route is varied and easy for any level biker, and goes through minimal amount of city, nice farmlands, a cheese factory and it is never boring. I strongly recommend it!
star-5
Best bike tour around
Mandy_C
, May 2022
The entire team was great! I would most definitely do the bike tour again. I can not recommend enough. Five star all the way.
star-5
A little quiet time
Lisa_M
, May 2022
Riding the bike through the countryside was a nice change of pace from the busier city. We were only here for a short period of time and this tour was perfect. It gave us another view of the Netherlands, rather than just Amsterdam. Stevv, our tour guide, was friendly and knowledgable. By far one of my favorite activities from our trip!
star-5
Great experience
wendy_r
, May 2022
Beautiful way to experience riding a bicycle in Amsterdam and then seeing the countryside. Gus, our gude, was a pleasure and very knowledgeable.
star-5
Such a fun experience
Kelsey_O
, Apr 2022
Amazing experience riding bikes, beautiful countryside views. Cheese and clog farm owned by a great guy. Aaron was so interactive and patient. You can tell he loves his job and makes you love your trip.
star-5
Wonderful day! Thank you...
Lee_Y
, Dec 2021
Wonderful day! Thank you Aaron! We loved the experience and the opportunity to see Amsterdam from a different perspective.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Amazing!
Maria_L
, Nov 2021
Absolutely amazing! Our family had a blast. Sevv was amazing. He was extremely patient and fun, and took us to some wonderful spots in the countryside. I highly recommend them.
star-5
Highly Recommend
Victor_B
, Oct 2021
Wonderful tour! Our guide, Sevv was very knowledgeable about Amsterdam and it's history, bike culture, and shared personal anecdotes for a truly amazing experience.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you for your review Victor, We hope to have you again soon.

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