Bikes and Dykes Tour: Join the Amsterdam locals in their favourite form of transport: cycling. With this bike tour you get to discover this iconic European capital inside out while pedalling through its most well-known sites to little backstreet routes. Become an expert of the local know how.
First you meet up with your enthusiastic local guide who will fill you in on all the city’s must-knows. Once acquainted, hop onto the saddle and set off. Begin by rolling through the town centre, specifically to Amsterdam’s oldest and most haunting warehouse district. After that, continue towards De Waag, a fascinating remainder of the city’s mediaeval that dates from as far back as the 15th century. Nowadays, De Waag is located in the midst of the infamous red light district, a young bohemian area filled with cool coffee shops, trendy restaurants and that even hosts an organic food market.
Along the way, admire some of Amsterdam’s stylish, most modern buildings. Also make a stop at the city’s new library terrace, from where you have a privileged vantage point of the whole city, sprawling out beneath your feet as you sip some fine coffee and natter with your tour companions. But don’t use up your camera’s battery at this site, for later on you continue to the Amstel River – not a beer river, but just as tasty for the eyes – and the beautiful waterfront area. This tour will enlighten you about the admirable Dutch spirit, which combines engineering and entrepreneurism, by taking you to places most tourists never see.
Duration: Three hours.
Start/opening time: 10am.
Languages: English speaking guide.