During this three-hour stroll around the historic center, you are exposed to over 800 years of Amsterdam history and culture. Join us to receive a very entertaining and informative account of the Story of Amsterdam.
- Get a lesson in cycling around Amsterdam and learn how to navigate the city streets on two wheels like a local
- Get off the beaten track and explore a trendy neighbourhood away from the city centre
- Keep your bike rental for the day and continue to explore for yourself, confident in the knowledge that you have taken a comprehensive safety course
- Get handy tips from your local guide on where the trendiest eateries, shops and markets can be found
- Discover more about the history and culture of cycling in the city
See all of Amsterdam like a local
Your guide will meet you at the bicycle rental shop. Here, we’ll spend some time taking you through all the basic rules of cycling in Amsterdam.
Once you have mastered the basics we’ll put you to the test by taking a ride from the bike shop into the town centre and then on to a mystery neighbourhood where you’ll not only get to explore an area off the tourist trail but you will have the opportunity to put into practice everything you have learned, with your guide by your side in case you have any problems or have any further questions you wish to ask.
There will be four neighbourhoods to choose from on our tour and our chosen destination will very much depend on the weather and the ability and preferences of the group.
In the northern part of Amsterdam, you can take a ferry ride by bike to see the Amsterdam Tower. If we head south, we’ll see the famous Albert Cuypmarkt, one of the most popular markets in the Netherlands. A journey east will lead us to the zoo and the WWII Resistance Museum and finally, if we collectively decide to head west, then we’ll take you to a charming city park and perhaps catch a local craft market if it’s the weekend.
Along the way we’ll chat about the unique two-wheeled history of Amsterdam and you’ll hear famous bicycle-related tales, such as why the Nazis hated Amsterdam cyclists with a passion.
After two hours of cycling with your UA local guide, we’re certain you’ll be confident enough to continue your exploration without us! You are welcome to keep the bike for the rest of the day or you can also choose to end your biking experience here, it’s totally up to you!
Local English-speaking guide, all ingredients required for cooking lesson, a pancake lunch at a local’s home, including a tea or a coffee, shopping vouchers that are worth up to 55 euros, a treat at an ice cream shop and a one-hour canal cruise with open bar.
Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal purchases in addition to your 55 euro shopping vouchers, shipping costs, tips/gratuities for your guide.
Meeting Point: Rent-A-Bike, Dam Square, in an ally between Rene’s Bakery and Wok To Go. Address: Damstraat 20-22, 1012 HK Amsterdam