Zaanse Schans & Zaandam: Small-Group Countryside Electric Bike Tour
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Amsterdam
Experience the beauty of the Dutch countryside on a small-group electric bike tour to Zaanse Schans and Zaandam. Explore the historic windmills, taste delicious cheese, and enjoy the scenic landscapes. Book now!
Duration: 5 hours, 30 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
Highlights
  • IJ - Behind the train station we find the free ferry boats which will take us to Noord on our path out of town
  • Krijtmolen d’Admiraal - On a tour full of windmills we’ll see our first one before we even leave town.
  • Landsmeer - We’ll take the narrow paths through the north and see some surprising monument along the way.
  • Het Twiske - The Recreational area Het Twiske is a great place for locals and tourists alike to enjoy swimming and relaxing.
  • Zaanse Schans - The highlight of the tour will be our extended stop at the Dutch Heritage site the Zaanse Schans. Here you’ll have time to explore and perhaps grab a quick bite.
  • Zaandam - Another ‘dam town. We’ll take a peek at some very unique homes turned hotel in this cute city near Amsterdam
  • NDSM Wharf - We’ll re-enter the main city via NDSM werf. Depending the ferry there may be time to explore around as we wait for the next departure.
  • Centraal Station - We’ll wrap up the tour at the central station before heading back to the shop to say goodbye.
What's Included
  • Tour guide
  • Helmet - by request
  • Rain Poncho - per request
  • Bicycle use
What's Not Included
  • Food or Water. You can bring your own
  • Gratuity
  • Rain - We provide ponchos but please wear appropriate cloths for the conditions
Additional Information

Small group excursion accommodating 8-10 individuals.

Nothing beats the experience of traversing through Holland’s countryside on a warm summer’s day. After a brief ferry commute and a leisurely bike ride through ‘noord’, we will arrive at the pastoral landscape. Soon, it will be just you, cows and signs from farmers offering home-made ice-cream and fresh milk.

Numerous scenic spots await you as we ride towards the Dutch Heritage site, the Zaanse Schans. Here you’ll discover free time to wander, visit some cheese and clog booths, or simply unwind. Our return journey takes us through Zaandam and its well-known Intelhotel, maximizing our time outdoors, away from Amsterdam.

Physical activity is required throughout the journey, although you don’t have to be an athlete. The availability of electric bikes will make the approximately 40km trip more enjoyable.

There are different bike sizes you can choose from on any tour. 2 Large, 5 medium, 5 small.

  • Phone number is for WHATSAPP only.
  • Minimum height: Adult 1,50. Child: 1,55m.
  • You need to be able to ride a bike for this tour. The bikes are not scooters.
Location
Those Amsterdames
Oudezijds Voorburgwal
The shop is centrally located about a 5 minutes walk from either Dam Square or Central Station. Avoid Taxis, Ubers, and take public transport, it's easy! Please arrive 15 minutes in advance of the tour to set up the bikes and go over safety. Address: Oudezijds Voorburgwal 30.
Cancellation Policy

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

Customer Ratings
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Rachel_m
May 31, 2024
Ditch the tour bus, get on these e-bikes! - When in Amsterdam, ride a bike! We booked this tour because we didn’t want to be stuck in a tour bus on our way to Zaanse Schans - and OH, did we pick well! This was the perfect way to get out of the city and explore the surrounding area. The history we learned from our amazing guide, Gabriel, made us truly appreciate the investments in socially conscious infrastructure and the fortitude and capabilities of the Dutch people. Gabriel made us feel safe and comfortable on the bikes, but make sure you are confident on a bike before booking this tour. The roads are mostly flat and the pedal assist came in handy to ensure a relaxing journey. We recommend bringing a packed lunch to make the most of your time in Zaanse Schans, there will be several areas along the way to stop and refill your water bottles. We can’t recommend this tour highly enough!
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Johnme1790db
May 31, 2024
Amsterdam Delight - It was a beautiful ride through the countryside terrific guide highly recommend I almost went on my own but would have missed so much
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920steffanyj
May 31, 2024
Favorite tour - The tour was my favorite we’ve done this trip! Got to be outside seeing Amsterdam learning history and covering miles of different views. Tour guide was knowledgeable and helpful when anyone was unsure of the bike. First time on an e-bike and it was such an easy ride. Highly recommend!
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Steve_l
May 27, 2024
Great Time - Great Tour, Great Bikes and great tour guide. Well organised. We went on the bike ride with a total of 8 people, would highly recommend.
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Jacob_k
May 27, 2024
Great experience!! We... - Great experience!! We loved biking through the countryside on the electric bikes. We had tour guide Gabriel who was very knowledgeable.
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B2572vxkeiths
May 26, 2024
Nice relaxing day - Wife and I took this tour. The weather worked out great and the host very enjoyable. The ride the area all of it made this a nice relaxing day.
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932kathys
May 26, 2024
5 star tour experience - completely recommend! - We went on the bike tour with Petra as our guide. Had a great time! Would completely recommend this to anyone that wants to see a bit of the beautiful Dutch countryside and Amsterdam. So glad we went!
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U622wrjacquelinek
May 26, 2024
Best time in Amsterdam - Kendra was a great guide - comedic and informative. The country side was picturesque. We saw windmills, goats, cows, and horses on our trip. The little town with its Dutch cafe was also wonderful. The e-bikes were powerful, in perfect condition, and all had comfy seats. We truly enjoyed our day.
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Keith_n
May 22, 2024
A great way to see the countryside and windmills - Very good bikes. New and well maintained. Our trip was amazing. Gabriel, our guide, provides just the right amount of information about the area at each stop to make it interesting but not bore you. The area is rich in history and illustrates how the Amsterdam area evolved. Would highly recommend.
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452belindah
May 21, 2024
So much fun! - The e-bike tour out to the countryside was a great experience. Kendra was funny, knowledgeable and caring - she really looked after a couple of riders who found the first ten minutes riding the crowded streets of Amsterdam too much. If you haven’t ridden a bike for awhile and your balance isn’t great, the start and end of the tour can be a little daunting navigating the crowds but once you are on the ferry it’s smooth sailing and to ride through the meadows in May is sheer joy. It was obvious that Kendra had built up good relationships with some of the people at the stops. I loved that we got a little tour of the water windmill and got to pat the goats! The e-bike makes everything very easy. Book this tour - you won’t regret it!
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