If you are going to cycle in any city, make it Amsterdam. The capital of the Netherlands (and its surroundings) has so much to offer. From beautiful canals, sand dunes, windmills and beaches to picturesque villages. Whether you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, a lush forest ride, or an urban city tour, these 5 cycling routes are definitely worth exploring! Oh, no worries if you get hungry (or thirsty) during your trip, we’ve included the most amazing places to eat, spectacular hidden gems and the newest hotspots for drinks! Ready to experience Amsterdam on your city bike?
Discover Amsterdam on your bike: 5 amazing cycling routes (with tips for food)
Grab your city bike and hop on - ready, set, go!
Cycle route #1: 'Tour de Twiske'
Did you know that you can be in the beautiful ‘Het Twiske’ area with half an hour of cycling? You will find sheep, Scottish Highlanders (you recognize them by the long hair and horns) and beaches in this area. The bike tour starts at the ferry in Amsterdam-Noord, and you continue to cycle via Landsmeer towards Den Ilp. Oh, and bring your bathing suit/swimming trunks to take a plunge in the water when you pass the Stooterplas. Can’t get enough of the beautiful landscape? Book a boat trip at Ilperveld.
Eat at Paviljoen Twiske
Chill at Cafe de Ceuvel
Eat at Loetje aan het IJ
Have drinks at Pllek
Total distance: 25.1 km
Total duration: 1.5 hours (without stops)