During a bike tour through Amsterdam you will really find out how beautiful this city is and what important historical events took place here. For example, you can opt for a bycicle tour through the old town along the quays of the many canals. Well-known canals such as the Prinsengracht, Herengracht and Keizersgracht were built during the Dutch Golden Age. On your bike tour in Amsterdam you will cross one or more of the almost 1,500 bridges over the more than a hundred kilometers of canals.
The canals around the center together form the canal belt where more than 1500 monumental buildings can be found. Because of all these monuments and the fact that the area has now been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Amsterdam is also known as the Venice of the North.
During your bike tour in Amsterdam you will find important buildings between the many monumental sites, such as the building at Prinsengracht 263. This is the building where, behind the front house, the Jewish girl Anne Frank stayed with her family in the Achterhuis during the Second World War and where she wrote many of her diaries.
In addition to historic buildings, there are also more than enough museums in and around the city that you can visit while cycling during your bycicle tour through Amsterdam. Naturally, there is the Van Gogh Museum, which exhibits more than 100 works by the world-famous painter Vincent van Gogh. Another important museum is the Rijksmuseum where Rembrandt’s Night Watch has been on display for many years. A more modern museum is Madame Tussauds on Dam Square, the old heart of the city. After your visit to this museum with all its wax statues, you can enjoy all the hustle and bustle that makes the city so attractive on this large square. From here you can find other interesting sights in many directions.
For example, during your bike tour in Amsterdam you can cycle through the Red Light District of the city. However, this area, which has been known for years for the prostitutes who try to lure you in from behind their windows, only really comes to life at night when it gets dark. It thanks its name to the many red lights that are used.
With so many sights the city has to offer, there is only one solution: book a bycicle tour of the city and you are sure to have an unforgettable time exploring the past, present and future of this beautiful city.