Amsterdam Countryside Bike Tour Including Cheese Tasting and Clog Demonstration
Then embark on a 15-mile (25-kilometer) ride to the outskirts of the city and the countryside beyond, taking breaks along the way so your guide can share information and interesting stories.
Hop on the saddle and cycle through Amsterdam, a bike-friendly city that’s known for its cycling culture. Wind through its narrow streets, along the charming canals and over beautiful bridges. Watch as the city sights begin to wane and are replaced by peaceful green pastures and quiet waterways.
Move along scenic paths on the outskirts of town and see a snapshot of a different side of Dutch life. Look out for colorful and funky houseboats, as well as people fishing and rowing in the water.
Pull over to take pictures of the iconic De Riekermolen windmill and de Zwaan windmill, two of only eight remaining authentic windmills in and around Amsterdam. Later, call into a local farmhouse, where a farmer will introduce you to rural Dutch traditions. Sample the delicious farm-produced cheese and watch a demonstration of how clogs are made, after which you might even get the chance to slip on a pair.
Arrive back in central Amsterdam in the afternoon, where you’ll return your bike and bid farewell to your friendly guide.
- Local guide
- Use of bicycle
- Use of rain poncho
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- Distance approximately 25 km (15 - 16 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 13 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
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Our guide Patrick was great. They broke us into small groups which made it easier to get around in the city as well as out in the country. 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. They give you the chance to sit and eat your lunches at the farm. The farmer definitely has a 'unique' sense of humor but they warn you about him. Overall, a great time and so much fun to be on the bikes!
Can it get any better than getting exercise and learning about Amsterdam at the same time? Mateus, our guide , was extremely knowledgeable, charming and was very concerned about our safety and keeping our group together. We would recommend this group to all that enjoy biking while learning about the rich history of Amsterdam.
This tour was so much fun! I would highly recommend it. You learn a lot and you get to sample many cheeses. Riding through the countryside is a great way to see the life here.
We really enjoyed visiting the countryside by bike. The Cheese tasting and Clog demonstration session was super and very entertaining. The tour guide Mike was excellent! She was experienced in keeping the group together at the required pace and good fun as well.
Amazing time! It rained during our tour ponchos were provided- you would think this ruined the trip, but not at all. Our guide one of the Mikes had very amicable, he was full of insights, and very communicative about what the bike route was going to be. We kept a really steady pace and everyone in the group kept up nicely. We saw windmills, got a chance to try and buy cheese at the farm we stopped by, and we even visited a local biergarden they opened for our group! so it was really chill and got to buy snacks and try their brews. This tour was probably my favorite part of the trip.
We did this bike tour with Patrick not Swayze : and it was so much fun! He gave us good background history information without boring us with too many facts and the country side we rode through was beautiful. It was a pretty leisurely ride and didnt take someone incredibly fit. The local farm was neat as well. We got to pet and feed the cows and the cheese was absolutely delicious!! Highly recommend.