Dutch Countryside Bike Tour from Amsterdam - in Amsterdam - LikeALocal Guide

Dutch Countryside Bike Tour from Amsterdam

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35 EUR

Enjoy a picturesque bike tour of the Dutch countryside with a friendly local guide! The Netherlands is basically as flat as a pancake, and the region's polders, windmills and pretty little villages provide plenty of fantastic photo opportunities.

Duration: 6 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • Dutch,
  • German
Tour by Rolf
Local

I believe that making tourists feel at home and making them smile is important. As an official tour guide who is born and bred in Amsterdam, I offer my customers a wealth of information on history, art, architecture, and social life. People experience my tours as personal, specialized, fun, and state to have a new friend at the end of the day.

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Highlights

  • Enjoy a picturesque bike ride through the Dutch countryside
  • Discover the charming Zaanse Schans neighbourhood and admire its many windmills
  • Learn what duykes, dams and polders are all about
  • discover 2 of the quaintest villages in Holland

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Description

I’ll meet you at the bike rental shop, your hotel or any other prearranged place in Amsterdam. We’ll get going as soon as you’ve rented a bike. We’ll cover quite a bit of ground on this tour, however along the way there'll be several opportunities to either go the distance or head back to Amsterdam depending on your energy levels.

Just outside Amsterdam, a completely different world unfolds. Flat countryside, ditches and gullies. Cows, sheep and horses. Typical North Holland farms, cute villages (Broek in Waterland for instance) and polder landscapes with dykes and sluices...

Throughout the tour I’ll explain all there is to know about reclaiming land, polders, polder politics, water boards, dykes and dams. I’ll also tell you why it began in the first place and why it wasn’t the government who paid for this enormous engineering marvel.

Halfway along we'll stop for a pancake lunch at one of the most picturesque places in Holland.

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What’s included & not included

  • My company and knowledge
  • Food and drinks
  • bike rental

Meeting point

Macbike, or your hotel( if located in the city that is...)

Reviews from travellers (5)

5.0/5

Fantastic tour/tour guide
I really enjoyed my time with Rolf. He was very accommodating and great company. And the physical activity of the tour itself and being "off the beaten path" was great. After working up a serious appetite during the morning ride, pancakes never tasted so good at our lunch stop! Rolf also offered a coffee and/or beer stop (neither of which I drink) so we just kept riding by my choice. I highly recommend Rolf and this tour.
Great family outing exploring The Netherlands!
My husband and I, along with our two young adult daughters had a fabulous day touring the Dutch countryside by bike with Rolf. It was great to explore more of Amsterdam, but especially to visit some of the beautiful and historic villages outside the city. Rolf met us at our hotel at 10:00 am and we had a marvelous ride that wasn't too strenuous (The Netherlands is basically flat). We enjoyed a delicious lunch at a restaurant specializing in Dutch pancakes, and we ended the day back in Amsterdam at a brewery located in one of the few surviving windmills. It was a very fun and interesting day!
Nothing better than a bicycle ride with a friend through the countryside!!
Just a five minute bike ride out of town and we were in the most beautiful countryside. A flat ride made it easy but the conversation and laughs with Rolf was the highlight of our 3 week journey to Europe. We would certainly book this tour again or any tour that Rolf offered! His knowledge of the area and personal insights made the trip fun.

This operator has 3 reviews for other tours

5.0/5

J
I just wanted to take a minute to thank Rolf for THE BEST walking tour I have ever had - In Europe or anywhere. I am a 44 year old man and had my 14 year old daughter with me. He was fun, so knowledgeable, understood his audience, and made the journey personal. What a wonderful day! I would recommend Rolf to ANYONE seeking a greater understanding of the city, how and when it was founded, and where to go for fun. We had a blast, and my 14 year old still talks about it. Thank you Rolf!
A
My husband and I had an amazing time in Amsterdam and it would not have been possible without our guide: kind, wise and great. Not only did he showed us the city, but he truly described every part of it with both information and anecdotes. Our experience was definitely heightened by him.
G
for Rolf’s tour (Amsterdam Red Light District Tour)
I had 2 days in Amsterdam and would very much like to see the WHOLE of Amsterdam! There were so many Must Dos and such limited time. Thus, i decided to get myself a guide. I found Rolf on Tripadvisor, and true to the recommendations! Rolf was SUPERD, right from my 1st email. He was very responsive, providing me with many details, suggestions on how to structure my trip. I bombarded him with MANY emails, on the places i want to see etc and he never fails to patiently reply them. After the many emails, he truely feels like a long time friend!!

I finally settled on Red light district tour and a 5hr bike tour into the countryside as seeing the windmills were also one of my must-dos! Rolf picked me up for the RLD tour at my hotel. The tour was not only informative, but he also shared many fun stories on the RLD. On top of the RLD, he also made extra efforts to point out some little hidden "gems" of Amsterdam! Interesting little places, totally hidden from the main streets!.. I am sure MANY will MISS it.. if not for Rolf!!

The next day, i went on a bike tour around Amsterdam and into greater Amsterdam! Of course i got the picture of my windmill! Rolf definitely has a vast knowledge of architecture. Along the bike tour, he never fails to point out not only places of attractions, but also the different interesting architecture of Amsterdam. As a tourist, i find that very informative, and helps me remember places better! Rolf have that personal touch, easy going, always having a story in place. There was not one awkward silence given there were just him and me on the trip! In fact, as some reviews said, Rolf feels more like a long time buddy than a tour guide!

For anyone who wants to see Amsterdam, Rolf definitely the one!!! To me, the tour was beyond expectations. I wanted to see Amsterdam, he showed me the REAL Amsterdam and on top of that, i felt he also gave me a glimpse of the culture, history and even the lifestyle of the Dutch. Kudos to Rolf!
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