The bustling canals of Amsterdam, the picturesque Dutch countryside, and scenic attractions, like windmills and castles, are just some of the things you can experience biking in Amsterdam. With over 800,000 bikes in the city, more bikes than people, and hundreds of kilometres of bike lanes, Amsterdam is meant for cycling and bikes are the ideal way to tour the city.
The biking routes on Biking Amsterdam attempt to follow the 'scenic' route, often passing popular attractions or beautiful areas that are just beyond the city centre limits.. View a list of some of the biking routes to explore or see a map of the Amsterdam area that shows where to explore in North Holland.
A canal between homes in the town of Zaandam, north of Amsterdam
The bike route to Zaanse Schans, one of The Netherland's most popular tourist attractions, begins in central Amsterdam before crossing the IJ, looping through the Zaandam region, before passing the windmills and returning via Zaandijk and Westzaan. Read more