Cycle Route: Museums of Amsterdam

Bicycle in front of the Rijksmuseum

Exploring Dutch culture by bike While you’re on a bike you’re already taking part in an integral aspect of Amsterdam culture. But there’s no substitution for the city’s astonishing array of museums and their celebration of all things Dutch. From history to art, science to photography, ancient to modern, this beautiful and compact city is […]

Cycle Route: Amsterdam Forest

Touring Bikes rented from yourcitybike in amsterdam in the amsterdam forest also named amsterdam bos

Into the Woods Amsterdam Bos was made to be used by all the people of Amsterdam. Whether for a Sunday stroll, sport and recreation, or just sitting on the lawns, the vast area of grass and woodland was designed with everybody in mind.   More than just a beautiful place to visit, the forest also […]

Cycle Route: Zaanse Schans

Zaanse Schans sunset

In Search of Lost Windmills You may or may not be disappointed to hear there are only a few windmills left in Amsterdam. If Brouwerij ‘t IJ doesn’t quite satisfy your appetite for that pinnacle of Dutchness, Zaanse Schans is the one for you.     The place itself is a bit of a tourist […]

Cycle Route: Amstel River

Cycle route: along Amstel river by bike Looking to escape the busy centre of Amsterdam? This cycling day trip along the Amstel takes you away from the bustling heart of the city and into the beautiful countryside beyond. Total Distance:  Average Biking Time:  20,6 KM 1,5 Hours Skinny Bridge Amstel Hotel De Omval Ouderkerk aan […]

Cycle Route: Waterland

Rented touring bike from YourCityBike on a bridge in Waterland nearby Amsterdam

Watery Holland The name won’t make much sense until you venture North of Amsterdam. Aptly called for its low elevation (even by Netherlands standards) and tendency to flood, Waterland is home to many villages with colourful histories. Exploring Waterland by bike takes you through the sea-faring and farming communities of long ago. Many of these […]

Cycling Amsterdam’s Vondelpark

Tourist Biking on a rented bike in the Vondelpark in Amsterdam

The hidden gems of Amsterdam’s most beautiful park There’s more to Vondelpark than expansive lawns and shady trees. Amsterdam’s largest and most famous park conjures a unique atmosphere that draws in over 10 million visitors each year. Read on to see why this beautiful place holds a spot in the hearts of Amsterdammers, and our […]