Cheese, Canals & Windmill Countryside E-Bike Tour Amsterdam
455 Ratings
Explore Amsterdam's countryside on an e-bike tour. Taste Dutch cheese, visit windmills, and ride through charming villages. Book your adventure today!
Duration: 4 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Amsterdam Centraal - Pass the huge central station to take the ferry to Amsterdam North
  • IJ - Take the bike on the ferry over the famous IJ just behind Amsterdam central station
  • Krijtmolen d’Admiraal - We will pass the beautiful windmill d’Admiraal, one of 5 windmills that you can find in Amsterdam. Take a stop and let the guide tell you the history of this old windmill.
  • Zunderdorp - Visit the little village of Zunderdorp and explore a traditional Dutch Village.
  • Dorpskerk Ransdorp - Another beautiful village to visit is Ransdorp. See the old city hall and in summertime climb the tower to have a fabulous view over the lowlands.
  • Nieuwendammerdijk - Cycle over the long Nieuwendammerdijk and see the green wooden houses and the houses of the old captains.
What's Included
  • Raingear
  • Bicycle use
What's Not Included
  • Lunch
Additional Information

Put on your clogs ;-) and join us on our unique guided Countryside E-Bike Ride around Amsterdam’s serene Waterland region. Ideal for confident and experienced riders, you’ll pedal on comfy Electrical Dutch Bikes with handbrakes and several gears. Taste the best Dutch cheese, go over the dikes and cuddle with some giant pigs on a route of 35 kilometers in total.

The adventure kicks off with a ferry ride across the River IJ, leading to a scenic route along an old canal, through green parks, and into the Dutch polder landscape. Experience Dutch culture with a windmill, dikes, and a market featuring delicious cheeses. Explore charming villages like Broek in Waterland, passing cute green houses and old churches.

On the return journey to the city center, ride along Amsterdam North’s famous dike, with a chance to encounter city pigs and explore rougher parts of Amsterdam. Conclude the unique, beautiful, and culturally rich biking experience with another ferry ride to the city center!

  • You need to be a good cyclist with a good balance to join this tour.
Oosterdoksstraat 106
We will meet at Oosterdoksstraat, this is just east from Amsterdam Central Station. Coming out of the city side of the station walk to the left (east). Go over a canal, pass giant floating Chinese boat (Sea Palace), and go to the left at the 'Bibliotheek' (the library).
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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Jun 2, 2024
Good company and great... - Good company and great tour of the countryside. No wasted time, worth the money. Tour guide Rinse was outstanding!
Review provided by Viator
May 30, 2024
Great way to see the countryside - Tremendous tour and a fantastic way to see the beautiful countryside. We made several stops in quaint little villages. Our guide was fantastic and was provided a lot history. Would highly recommend.
Review provided by Viator
May 7, 2024
A great way to see The Netherlands outside of busy Amsterdam - First of all, this is an E-Bike tour. The headline says ebike, but the pictures on the site and mentions in the text led me to believe it wasn't e-bikes. We were very pleased with the new e-bikes that we were provided. Our tour guide, Rinse, gave us an amazing tour away from the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam. If there is one tour you should do on your visit to Amsterdam, it is this e-bike tour of the countryside. You won't regret it.
Review provided by Viator
Apr 2, 2024
Amsterdam bike tour - I highly recommend the A-Bike city centre tour! We were led through a wonderful range of districts of central Amsterdam in what was a fun, informative and interesting tour. It is the way to see Amsterdam! Gus, our guide, started with some advice on Amsterdam cycling, the bikes, and safety, and then he kept all fifteen of us riding confidently, breaking periodically to share history, local information and to allow those caught by traffic lights to rejoin the group. This was two and a half hours of pleasure in a great cycle-friendly city!
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Sep 12, 2019
Awesome bike tour! - Can't recommend this tour enough. Antoine was great and my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed getting to see the countryside and learn about the city. Couldn't have asked for a better guide and tour!
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Sep 5, 2019
Highlight of our trip - This was so much fun and although I was apprehensive about the city part of the tour, Antoine gave us so much information and kept a keen eye out for us that I relaxed right away. The tour of the countryside, the history that Antoine shared, the windmill and the cheese and clog factory were all fantastic and I’d do it again! Thank you Joy Ride tours.
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Aug 31, 2019
highlight of trip - This bike tour was one of the highlights of our 4 days in Amsterdam. Antoine was very knowledgeable and friendly. The bikes were so comfortable we joked they were like riding on recliners. Beautiful day in a beautiful city. Thanks Antoine!
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Aug 22, 2019
Great bike ride into the countryside! - A great day of riding that included learning how to navigate the bike rules of the road in Amsterdam as we rode thru the streets to parks, forests, riversides, a farm and a windmill in our tour. Along the way our exceptionally charismatic group leader provided a wealth of information on Amsterdam & Holland history, social norms, and characteristics. Very relaxing pace, comfortable and easy to ride bikes, very nice people,... I highly recommend this small company!
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Aug 19, 2019
Relaxing and insightful day - We had a beautiful day riding from Vondel park, through the outskirts of Amsterdam and out to the countryside. Antoine was an amazing tour guide and despite a little rain kept the group in good spirits. We had been on a couple tours within the city at that point but despite this the stories told were unique and thoroughly interesting. Joy Ride Tours are a small operation and the level of communication and service throughout was amazing. Would not hesitate to recommend this to anyone.
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Aug 12, 2019
Excellent Day even when it Rains! - Day 2 in Amsterdam and we had the pleasure of being guided by Antoine on a bike tour, out of the city and into the Dutch countryside. We joined a small group (in total 5), meeting at the museumplein. It was a short walk to collect the bikes, and then it was time to feel like a local, mount your bike and head through Vondel Park. Although there was drizzle, riding through the park, forest and country laneways, provided shelter from the rain. When it decided to pour down a bit more, poncho's were part of the bike kit. There were plenty of opportunities for photo's and info stops along the way. Antoine was knowledgeable and interesting. Each area we cycled through had a point of difference. Vondel Park is quite large, and cycling is a great way to cover the area. Keep your eye out for the Picasso at the park. Next stop was the houseboat village. An interesting and sustainable way to live. This is an area we would not have been exposed to had we not completed the bike tour. The diversity of housing in The Netherlands is a story in itself. We continued on, pedalling through wildflower meadows in the forest, onto the Rowing Centre, country cycle ways and lanes, viewing polders, canals and dykes. There was even a visit to a farm for a demonstration of clog making, and sighting equipment for cheese making with the customary gift shop exit. Although Strava recorded a ride of 19.8km; it was leisurely, flat and easy to ride. We were back at the bike return by 3.30pm, which gave us sufficient time to enjoy our pre-booked tickets to the Van Gogh at 4pm (latest entry 4.30PM). There were several toilet stops along the way, however, we recommend you arrive with snacks and water; as there was no where on the ride to purchase them. The return ride was scenic along the Amstel River, stopping for a photo stop at a windmill from the 1600's and back through Beatrix Park. Our bike tour, gave us a real sense of getting back to nature and a simpler life, away from the city. We thoroughly recommend.
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up to 15 guests
1 Adult
July 2024