Amsterdam Countryside Bike Tour Including Cheese Tasting and Clog Demonstration

Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
Destination: Netherlands, Noord-Holland, Amsterdam
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Amsterdam
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Overview

Leave the bustle of the city behind on a 4 to 4.5 hour countryside bike tour from Amsterdam. Take a leisurely ride through the Vondelpark along the banks of the Amstel River, explore the Dutch polders and Amsterdamse Bos (forest) while you hear about local history and rural Dutch traditions, and admire the scenery of the city’s green spaces.

The majority of the tour is spent riding along the Amstel River beyond the edge of town and through the polder landscape with its rectilinear ditches and dikes. We’ll show you one of the few remaining authentic windmills and 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 will bike back to the city alongside the Amstel River and will go under the Rijksmuseum before the end of the tour.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Lijnbaansgracht, Amsterdam, Netherlands

The tour will meet and depart in front of the Black Bikes shop. We will hand out the bikes and we'll begin with a safety briefing on how to ride safely in the Netherlands. Set you up on bikes and then bike out to the wonderful Countryside

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Van Baerlestraat & Vondelpark Museum Quarter, Amsterdam The Netherlands

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

Stop At: Amsterdamse Bos, Bosbaanweg 5 Amstelveen, 1182 DA Amsterdam The Netherlands

We'll explore the Amsterdamse Bos (forest) on the southwest side of town. The forest is a public park three times the size of New York’s Central Park which has a variety of magnificent nature areas, athletic fields, a 2-kilometre-long rowing lake, camping, swimming beaches and more.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Bovenkerkerpolderpad, 1188 Amstelveen, Netherlands

We’ll bike through the Dutch polder landscape with its rectilinear ditches and dikes in the area around the Bovenkerkpolder.

Stop At: Rembrandt Hoeve, Amsteldijk Noord 127, 1183 TJ Amstelveen, Netherlands

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

Pass By: The Amstel, Amsterdam The Netherlands

A fair amount of time is spent biking along the beautiful Amstel river

Stop At: Riekermolen, Amstelpark, Amsterdam The Netherlands

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

Stop At: Rijksmuseum, Museumstraat 1, 1071 XX Amsterdam The Netherlands

We will go over the museum square and Amsterdams most famous bike path that goes under the Rijksmuseum.

Duration: 5 minutes

Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Use of bicycle
  • Use of rain poncho
  • Entry/Admission - Rembrandt Hoeve

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • 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 experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Departure Point

Lijnbaansgracht 283, 1017 RM Amsterdam, Netherlands


Departure Time

10:00 AM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

4 hours 30 minutes

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Milan T

14 Sep, 2020

Lloyd our guide was fantastic! Very knowledgeable and flexible with our interests. A really fun tour that will show you another side to Amsterdam. Highly recommend

laureliashley

07 Oct, 2019

We had so much fun on this tour!!! Our guide--Girl Mike--was fun and informative and had great energy! I am not very experienced or comfortable on a bike (have ridden one other time as an adult in Costa Rica) and was extremely nervous, especially riding in the city. You do have to be very alert and aware. If you have never ridden a bike this isn't the time to learn. If you are in very bad shape this might not be for you. I'm not going to lie--the first part where we were in the city was stressful for me. The rest of the group did just fine though and they were all very supportive. Once we got into the countryside it was just absolutely peaceful and beautiful! By the time we got back into the city I felt much more comfortable and didn't have any problems. The stop at the cheese farm is really interesting and we were able to pet some beautiful baby cows! The cheese was so yum and we each bought a wheel. Also checked off our windmill quota for the trip!

The ride was long but we went at an easy pace that everyone could keep up regardless of fitness level (I wouldn't have minded a little more speed when we were in wide open spaces but that is what happens with a group tour).

Overall I would definitely recommend this tour! It was an amazing way to spend half a day and a great opportunity to see some countryside without doing a full excursion. Plus experiencing Amsterdam like a local's perspective (aka from the seat of a bike) should be on everyone's list!

Brian L

10 Sep, 2019

Very easy bike tour through the countryside of Amsterdam. Very beautiful sites along the way. Highly recommended!

Walter A

29 Aug, 2019

The bicycle ride was amazing! I got to pet a cow and try some amazing cheese. I mean, what else can you ask for? This has it all! Loved the clog building workshop demonstration.

Simon P

09 Aug, 2019

Excellent! We were very well looked after, it was a thoughtful and informative tour, and we saw some uniquely Dutch things along the way. Full credit to Mike's bike shop and to our guide Mike (different person and gender!) for setting us up so well and providing a memorable day. It was fun all the way. Even a puncture in our party was dealt with efficiently and with good humour.

The bikes are very good quality and easy to master in terms of gear changes. We covered some decent mileage, but it's not a tough ride and everyone in our group easily coped.

The visit to the farm is certainly an experience....the farmer is a character! Any men in our party were safe in the knowledge that they wouldn't be dragged in for audience participation! This guy likes ladies, especially Asian ladies....but as our guide said to us in advance, he means well.

What I would say is that this was billed as a 2-hour tour, but in fact it lasted over 4 hours. That's not at all a complaint - it made it even better value for money. But it's worth knowing this in case people are trying to plan other parts of their day.

The tour detail also points out that the price doesn't include food and drinks. That's true. But it's worth pointing out that it is a good idea to bring your own water and snacks along.

You need to be a vaguely competent bike rider. We felt safe throughout, but as you cycle through and out of the city you need to have some decent road sense and not be wobbly on your bike.

Overall, an excellent experience....a lovely way to see Amsterdam and some of the surrounding countryside.

User's Picture Gallery

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Our stop at a windmil, picture perfect

Our Group, So Fun

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The dairy farmer was a character

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Clog-making demonstration

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The Family in Holland a biking paradise

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Moulin

Un moulin visité

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Windmill

Group photo

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Cheese Making equipment at the farm

Cheese Making equipment at the farm

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Wooden Clog Factory/Farm

Wooden Clog Factory/Farm

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Windmill just south of Amsterdam

Phil taking a rest

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