Amsterdam Sights

Amsterdam by Bike

 Amsterdam is known as one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in the world and is a center of bicycle culture. Most main streets have bike paths. Bike racks are ubiquitous throughout the city.

Some claim that there are more bicycles than people in the city. Each year, about 80,000 of them are stolen and 25,000 end up in the canals.

In the city centre, driving a car is discouraged, parking fees are steep and a great number of streets are closed off for cars.

Go for a bicycle ride

Rent a bike and discover the city by bike. Or book one of the many guided bike tours and learn more about Amsterdam and the surrounding areas.

Rent a bakfiets (Cargo bike)

A bakfiets is a type of bike that's popular for carrying children around. Riding a bike through Amsterdam with your children in front of you is an amazing experience!   ⟩ see prices and stores .

Cycling routes

Discover the beauty of the typical Dutch countryside of dykes and reclaimed land, in the Waterland district north of Amsterdam.   ⟩ Waterland cycling routes

Biking tips

  1. When cycling, cross tram lines at a good angle to avoid getting your wheel caught in the rail.
  2. For obvious reasons, lock your bike to something solid when leaving it unattended, and lock the frame, not just the front wheel (otherwise they unbolt your front wheel, take your frame and someone else's front wheel, and have a complete bike).

Bike tours in and outside Amsterdam

Amsterdam by Bakfiets

Bakfiets brilliant child transport bicycle

Amsterdam by Bike taxi


modern looking bicycle vehicles that cover passengers against rain

Get to your destination by:

  • bike taxi
  • horse and carriage
  • amphibious bus
  • water taxi
  • canal bus
  • water bike
  ⟩ alternative taxi services