Waterland District Bike Tour: Escape from the hustle and bustle of city life and discover the enchanting Waterland District of Amsterdam by bike. Situated a mere 15 minutes north of the city, the Waterland District is a vast area of countryside that was reclaimed from the sea, originally lying some five meters below sea level. Today we can appreciate how the flat polder landscape has been transformed into a network of pretty Dutch villages surrounded by bubbling brooks, streams, waterways and dykes against a backdrop of perfect green meadows, and the famous windmills synonymous with the region.
As you follow the network of scenic cycle paths, your knowledgeable guide will tell you all about how life was in the centuries old villages where life still goes on today in a most traditional way. He will give you a great insight into days gone by and you will learn all about the folklore surrounding the villages and townsfolk and their constant struggle against the water.
Your journey through this region is most enjoyable due to the high comfort levels of the modern bikes, so you can relax and enjoy the sounds of nature as you cycle through the network of 10 small towns and villages with their traditional wooden houses and lifestyle that seems untouched by time. Make sure you find time to stop and try some authentic Dutch cuisine on this never to be forgotten cycle ride into the past.
Meeting/pick-up point: Tellow Bike headquarters, located at Nieuwezijds Kolk 29 (a three minutes-walk from Amsterdam Central Station).
Duration: Four hours.
Start/opening time: At 10.30am.
Languages: English and Dutch.