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Amsterdam Countryside Bike Tour Including Cheese Tasting and Clog Demonstration

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Leave the bustle of the city behind on a 4-hour countryside bike tour from Amsterdam. Take a leisurely ride along the banks of the Amstel River and hear about local history and rural Dutch traditions, and admire the scenery of the city’s green spaces.

The majority of the tour is spent riding along the Amstel River beyond the edge of town and through the polder landscape with its rectilinear ditches and dikes. We’ll show you two of the few remaining authentic windmills and we visit an eccentric and entertaining Dutch farmer at his cheese farm/clog factory.  At the farm they will demonstrate the traditional art of making wooden shoes and famous Gouda cheese. Afterwards you’ll be able to have a look around in their little gift shop and taste some free samples of authentic Dutch cheese.
Highlights
  • Bike through Amsterdam’s countryside with a guide who knows the way 
  • Visit a historical farmhouse and factory, and sample Dutch cheese
  • Learn about lesser-known Dutch history and traditions
  • If it rains, this tour provides rain ponchos
  • Bike and helmet rental is included in the tour price
What to Expect
Meet for this Amsterdam bike tour in central Amsterdam. Get set up with a bike and helmet for the ride through the countryside. Start by biking through the city, along canals, and over bridges. Along your route, your guide tells you interesting facts about the area’s history and culture. As you make your way into the countryside, catch sight of houseboats and locals fishing. One of your stops is at a farmhouse. Try cheese that’s made there, and watch a clog-making demonstration before stopping at the iconic De Riekermolen windmill for a photo op. On your bike ride back to the city center, pass through some of Amsterdam’s parks including Vondelpark, Amsterdamse Bos, and Beatrixpark. Your guided tour ends when you make it back to the city, and turn in your bike and helmet.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Prins Hendrikkade 176, 1011 TC Amsterdam, Netherlands
Departure Time
12:00 PM
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Use of bicycle
  • Use of rain poncho
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed today via mobile

Ivan was our guide and a great character. We did this 4 hour trip with him and it was so enjoyable. It went out to the country a little and was very enjoyable. The bike was comfortable and easy to ride. 100% recommendation to do...More

Thank evabowen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went on the countryside tour and our guide female Mike was OK though she joked a whole lot but provided little information. Mind you, I went on a different tour through airbnb the day before which was a blast so I expected more. Then...More

Thank Yi Lin P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very disappointed in cheese making as there was none, premises were very dirty & left standing hold our lunch no where sit would not recommend this tour

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Steve W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wanting to get out of city for a while to see a bit more we booked mikes tours. We were so impressed. It was a bit hairy cycling out of the city though we went in two groups of 12 and stopped a couple of...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 545shar
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently took the countryside tour with Ivan. He was an awesome guide who took care to make sure all of the group was together and doing well. He was very informative and very friendly. He took care to point out some sights along the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Angelique B
2 September 2019|
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Response from BobR0361 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I was a participant. I am not the tour operator. You would need to contact them directly.
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LOandBO
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Response from markjennp | Reviewed this property |
Similar to a beach cruiser- heavy bike with thick tires and a basket!
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14 May 2019|
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Response from Roving62548087596 |
about 20 miles round trip. Flat easy riding.
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