Biking in Amsterdam

In Amsterdam, bikes are king! 490,000 bikes are ridden every day on Amsterdam’s 400km of bike paths.
The network is impressive and allows you to get around Amsterdam by bike. See our article on bike rides in Amsterdam.
Bikes give you a lot of freedom, so you don’t have to depend on trams, the metro, or buses… and you get to avoid traffic jams too!

Bike parking in Amsterdam

Bikes can be parked against the many railing protecting the bridges that cross the canal, or in very large free bicycle parking spaces.
The parking lot at the Central Station has almost 12,000 spaces. Despite this, it is unfortunately often full…

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Amsterdam by bike: caution is mandatory, it goes fast!

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  1. There are also places where it is forbidden to park a bike, and your bike may be taken to the bike pound if parked illegally! (Just in case, the pound’s address is Bornhout 7 Westelijk Havengebied 1046 BE Amsterdam). To collect your bike, you will need to show an ID, the keys to your lock, and pay 10€.
  2. Always lock your bike, because theft is common!

Bike Rentals in Amsterdam

Bike Rentals in Amsterdam

You can go on a 2 hours guided tour of Amsterdam’s city center with an English speaking tour guide for only 25€.
During this tour, you will pass by all of the city’s interesting places such as the harbor, the charming Jordan district, Anne Frank’s house, the Rijksmuseum, Vondel Park, “the Skinny Bridge,” Rembrandt’s house and the Red Light District. You will also see an unsuspected side of Amsterdam with its idyllic canals, quiet hidden courtyards, and views perfect for a photo-op.
It’s an unforgettable and culturally interesting experience.

Bike Tour Through Amsterdam’s Countryside

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Festive Bike Tour of Amsterdam.

Discover Amsterdam with a Bubbly Bike group bike with drinks (champagne): a festive and memorable experience, perfect for a group!

All Bike Rentals in Amsterdam

Bike Rentals in Amsterdam

You can take a 2 hour guided tour of Amsterdam’s city centre with an English speaking guide.

If that’s not your cup of tea, we’ve selected the best bike rental companies in Amsterdam for you.
To rent your bike you have to think about the type of bike you want:

  1. Bikes with manual brakes
  2. Back-pedaling bikes without brakes
  3. Bikes with or without gears
  4. Electric bikes
  5. Tandem Bikes
  6. Bikes with a children’s seat or cart
  7. Bikes with bags or baskets

Bike rental will usually provide you with two locks.

  • Mac Bike
    • Tel : +31 (0)20 620 09 85
    • 6 rental points open from 9am to 5:45pm:
      1. Central Station north, De Ruijterkade 34B
      2. Central station east, Oosterdokskade 151
      3. City hall, Waterlooplein 199
      4. Dam square, Rokin 36
      5. Leidseplein, Weteringschans 2
      6. Vondelpark, Overtoom 45
    • Price :
      • Bike with manual brakes, 3 gears 1 hour: 7,50€ 3hours: 11€ 24hours: 14,7€ (Each additional day: 8€)
      • Foot brakes, no gears 1hour: 5€ 3hours: 7,50€ 24hours: 9,75€ (Each additional day: 6€)
      • Also for rent: electric bikes, bikes with child seats, cargo bikes (front box), children’s bikes, tandem bikes…
  • Bike city
    • Tel : +31 20 626 3721
    • Bloemgracht 68-70, 1015 TL Amsterdam
    • Business hours:
      1. March to December : every day(*) from 9am to 6pm
      2. January and February from Friday to Monday from 9am to 5:30pm.
      3. (*) Attention, closed on April 27th (King’s day), December 25th, and 26th, and January 1st.
    • Prices :
      • Dutch back-pedal bikes: 4hours: 10€ – 24hours: 14€ – 2days: 23€ – 3days: 32€ – 4days: 38€ – 5days: 44€ – Beyond: +7€/day
      • Bike with manual brakes and 3 speeds : 4hours: 13€ – 24hours: 16€ – 2days: 25€ – 3days: 33€ – 4days: 40€ – 5days: 46€, Beyond : +8€/day
      • 7-speed aluminium bike : 2days: 35€ – 3days: 42€ – 4days: 49€ – 5days: 53€ – Beyond : +11€/day
      • Insurance 3€/day
      • Fully equipped bike with waterproof panniers, pump and toolbox, 8 gears, water bottle holder etc. Rental for a week minimum: 172€50 (then 22€50 per day after that)
      • Also available for rent: bikes with child seats, cargo bikes (box at the front), children’s bikes, trailer bikes, tandem bikes, saddlebags, baskets, children’s helmets…
  • Amsterdam bike
    • Tel : +31 6 41176032
    • Korte Prinsengracht 12, 1013 GS Amsterdam
    • Business hours:
      • Open 7 days a week from 10am to 6pm
    • Price :
      • Dutch back-pedal bikes 1hour: 5€ 3hours: 6€ 1day from 10am to 6pm – 10€ 24hours: 13€ 2days: 17€ 3days: 24€ 4days: 30,50€ 5days: 37€ 6days: 45€ Beyond: +5€ /d
      • insurance €3/day.
      • No bikes with brakes, but comfortable bikes. Give them a try before you ride!

Public bikes :

Although the first experiment of self-service bicycles (such as Vélov, Vélib…) in Europe was conducted in Amsterdam by the protest and libertarian group “Provo” in the 60s, this system remains marginal in Amsterdam and reserved for the locals.

Bicycle loans at “P+R” car parks