Top 10 Bike Tours In The Netherlands - Updated 2024

Shruti
Shruti 
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The Netherlands is one of the countries which is regarded not only as one of the cleanest but also fittest in terms of overall health index. Why so? Because Amsterdam, in the Netherlands, is famous for being the world’s cycling capital. For all cycling enthusiasts, this is one of the best and most popular modes of transportation in the Netherlands and what better way to explore the beautiful country than to hop on your bicycles? Whether you’re traveling solo or in a group, in this article, we bring you the best bike tours in the Netherlands that you can take to make your European trip truly thrilling. Keep reading to learn more.

1. Cycle through the best sights of Rotterdam (from USD 34.82)

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This 2.5-hour ride is the best option to explore the length of Rotterdam and see amazing sights like the Markthal (Market Hall), Erasmus Bridge, Cube Houses, Central Station, The Old Port, The Euromast, The park, The Maasshore, Williams bridge, Holland-America line and SS Rotterdam from a distance. Overall, the cycle tour covers 10 to 12 km (6 to 7 miles). Explore the city along with a local guide who will walk you through the rich history of the city, and get to enjoy views of amazing skylines!

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Rotterdam Highlights 2.5-Hour Bike Tour

Duration: 2.5 hour

325 reviews

2. Go on a food tour by bike (from USD 91.07)

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See Rotterdam from a local perspective. Hop and stop at the most famous and trending local eateries. In this four-hour-long cycle tour, you’ll get a chance to taste Rotterdam like a local. An experienced food guide will acquaint you with old and new, traditional and exotic, national and international flavors. If you are a foodie and you want to taste the poffertjes, local cheese, and bitterballen, and enjoy the native beers and wines, and not to forget, gorge on the best variety of chocolates, this food tour is a must for you!

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Rotterdam: Food Tour by Bike

Duration: 4.0 hour

29 reviews

3. Cycle through the Dutch countryside in springtime

Experience a truly Dutch scenery on this small group tulip and spring flower fields bike tour. The bike tour will cover a distance of 20 km (approx 12.5 miles) for 3.5 hours. Stop at the beautiful tulip garden and take amazing snaps to cherish forever. The best time to tour is obviously during the spring when the tulips will bloom at its prettiest.

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Small Group Tulip and Spring Flower Fields Bike Tour

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

11 reviews

4. Explore the beautiful countryside of Volendam (from USD 16.07)

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Depending on your availability, you can book one, two or a three-day cycle rental with Suggested Countryside Route and explore Volendam. Marvel at the beautiful lakes bordering the city, view windmills, meadows, and impressive Dutch landscape! Visit the centuries-old town of Edam and stop at the cheese farm to shop for some amazing local Dutch cheese. Visit Monnickendam, situated on the banks of Lake Marken, and explore the rich history of this town.

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Volendam: Bike Rental with Suggested Countryside Route

Duration: 1.0 day

24 reviews

5. Bike through Dutch villages and the countryside (from USD 42.05)

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In this four-hour short excursion, you’ll able to explore a true view of the Dutch countryside and interact with the locals. This cycle tour, which begins from Nieuwezijds Kolk, is a 35-km (21-mile) ride. You’ll get to cross brooks and admire the amazing deep spring river and spot fascinating wildlife. Bike along the greeny pastures, stop and stare at the cozy Dutch villages, listen to their folklore from a guide. You’ll wish that time just stops there.

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Half-Day Countryside Bike Tour from Amsterdam

Duration: 4.0 hour

35 reviews

6. Tour the Hague on a bicycle (from USD 31.67)

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In this 2.5-hour excursion, you’ll get to explore the political capital of the Netherlands, The Hague. Your guide will give you a tour of the mesmerizing Dutch beaches and take you to shopping plazas. You’ll be starstruck by the lofty architecture and buildings. Biking along the lanes is truly an amazing way to travel like a local. On the tour, you’ll cycle around the Peace Palace, The Binnenhof (Dutch Parliament), Mauritshuis (The museum which houses the Girl with the Pearl Earring by Vermeer), The Royal Stables, Lange Voorhout street, Noordeinde Palace and finally, the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag.

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The Hague: Highlights Bike Tour

Duration: 2.5 hour

70 reviews

7. Tour Volendam and Marken on an e-scooter (from USD 45.54)

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Rent an e-scooter and explore Volendam & Marken like a local. On the trip, a local guide will escort you through the routes of Volendam, Katwoude, Monnickendam, and Marken. You can also embark on a boat trip between Marken and Volendam. You’ll able to explore the many facets of local Dutch culinary and cultural delights along your way. You can undertake many activities like fishing, shopping souvenirs and see the famous maze ‘Doolhof’ in Volendam. Get a chance to dress up in Volendam costume and get cool pictures taken to cherish the moment. In Katwoude, visit the local cheese farms and view the classic windmills.

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Volendam & Marken: 3-Hour E-Scooter Tour with Boat Cruise

Duration: 3 hour

5 reviews

8. Explore Rotterdam Port (from USD 341.0)

In this three-hour bike tour, you’ll traverse the hidden routes of Europe’s largest man-made port, learn the rich history, understand the present developments and get to know about the future plans to redevelop this port to one of the smartest harbors ever. Not only will you get a chance to tour the harbor but you’ll also sail off on boats along with your bikes, to the port’s biggest container harbors in Rotterdam. The port is always bustling with people, containers, cargo ships and shipments, so it’s a new experience if you are looking for some adventure. The harbor cycle expedition has a lot to offer travel enthusiasts so just hop on your bicycle and sail away!

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Rotterdam Port: 3-Hour Private Bike Tour

Duration: 3 hour

22 reviews

9. Discover historical Amsterdam on a bike (from USD 33.0)

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A fun, informative and adventurous tour to explore the historic marvel is what this three-hour bike tour will guarantee. In this short trip, you’ll get a chance to cover Amsterdam’s picturesque canal ways, iconic and memorable bridges and streets, cycle along the famous, Anne Frank House, the Van Gogh Museum, the Jewish Quarter, Red Light District, New Market, Jordaan district, Old Church, the Royal Palace and the Western Church. A dedicated multilingual guide will split you into small groups so if you’re traveling solo, it is the best way to interact with different people.

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3-Hour Guided Bike Tour of Historical Amsterdam

Duration: 3 hour

2828 reviews

10. Get acquainted with the Dutch culture (from USD 33.0)

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In this three-hour guided bike tour of the historical sights in Amsterdam, you get a chance to explore the city’s iconic landmarks, century-old canals, Adam Tower, the 17th-century Western islands, the Skinny Bridge, a traditional courtyard, the Western Church, Jordaan district, the 17th-century Dutch East Indian Company ship, Salt Harbour and city’s pride- the IJ River. A multilingual guide will escort you to the best hotspot that is often overlooked. Once there, you’ll get a chance to learn about Dutch culture.

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3-Hour Guided Bike Tour of Historical Amsterdam

Duration: 3 hour

2828 reviews

An unforgettable experience

Did we spark your interest? Then what are you waiting for? Book now any of these tours and explore the Netherlands in the most exciting and eco-friendly way. A bike tour should offer you an unforgettable experience in a country rich in culture and history.

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Shruti Dugar, a writer and traveler, has a strong connection with the 26 alphabets. Her love for exploring new words is a daily practice, considering it the optimal way to maintain a healthy and...Read more

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