2hr Bike Tour
Included in this tour
What makes Bill's Bike Tour unique?
Hi friends! You found the top rated and safest bike tour in Amsterdam! During 2 hours of nonstop fun on a typical Dutch bike you will be fully immersed in the local Amsterdam biking culture.
In this unique bike tour you will escape the crowded city center and explore Amsterdam through the eyes of your local hero Pim (Bill in English). Bill will show you the Amsterdam people from Amsterdam like (rather than what the big tour operators focus on).
You will bike along a carefully selected route of pretty precincts, calm canals, neat neighborhoods, quiet quarters and daring drawbridges. We will make frequent stops and showcase house boats, leaning houses, repurposed industrial buildings, typical Amsterdam architecture and chocolate tasting.
This once in a lifetime biking experience typically centers around what Bill looks for himself when he travels: a fun, light hearted, authentic experience with friends for a day, away from the tourist mayhem and the familiar tunes of the big tour operators. Instead, Bill tells original stories based on his personal experience living in Amsterdam.
Biking along the hidden gems of Amsterdam, Bill reveals the secrets of Dutch liberalism and Amsterdam culture. Are you ready to meet the real Amsterdam?
Hop on and join the ride!
Where are we biking?
Before setting off Bill’s City Bike Tour we will take 10 minutes to make sure everyone is comfortable on their bike and Bill will explain basic cycling rules. From then on it is nonstop fun, cruising on a typical Dutch bike!
Along the route we will make frequent stops and you will see a windmill, explore a beautiful park and even sample some delicious chocolate from Tony’s Chocolonely! Next, we will either explore an untouched canal district without the crazy tourist vibe of the city center or take a ferry over the River IJ and head to an abandoned shipping wharf. Bill loves this area full of street art, graffiti, and pop-up art from local artists.
Crossing back over the river IJ we’ll visit a neighborhood famous for its architectural style called The Amsterdam School, which inspired Gaudí. Finally, we will bike back into Westerpark where we will conclude Bill’s Bike Tour with a refreshing drink, make new friends and share stories!
*Depending on group size and pace we might skip some locations
Is Bill’s Bike Tour safe? Biking in Amsterdam seems daunting…
Do you want to experience what it’s like to be Dutch, navigating your way through Amsterdam on a bike, all the while feeling relaxed and safe? This is your lucky day! You found Bill’s Bike Tour: a unique and safe bike tour, which takes place entirely outside the hectic city center. Bill has carefully selected a safe route through pretty parks, quiet precincts and beautiful back streets. On Bill’s 2 hour bike tour you will hardly interact with motorized traffic.
Who is my guide?
All of Bill’s Bike Tours come under the guided supervision of Bill himself. Bill’s Bike Tour is a once in a lifetime experience that is fundamentally different from all other bike tours in Amsterdam! We will avoid crowded, touristy places that you likely already visited anyway. Most importantly, Bill is not a typical tour guide or historian. Instead Bill is a storyteller, entertainer and your friend for a day. In the end, Bill cares about one thing only: that you are enjoying yourself and that you are having a good time
Why should I book Bill's tour?
During Bill’s amazing 2 hour bike tour, you will see a side of Amsterdam you cannot find in the Lonely Planet or other travel guides. A side of Amsterdam big tour operators won’t cover, because they cannot turn it into a money machine. Bill is an avid traveler, so he knows what it is like to get stuck in tourist traps and feeling like a number.
As it sucks to get stuck in a tourist trap, Bill has created exactly the opposite: an authentic, unique, quintessential experience of Dutch culture and identity. Simply put, we will cycle to and explore places and communities where Amsterdam locals meet, eat, drink, create and socialize. All combined with a balanced mix of art, architecture, humor and socio-cultural and historical context. Not only will you learn what it is like to be Dutch, on Bill’s quintessential bike tour you will experience what it’s actually like to live as a local in Amsterdam!
Will I get tired? Two hours seems pretty long…
During Bill’s unique 2 hour bike tour, we will cover roughly 6 miles or 10 kilometers with plenty of stops and explanation from your expert friend and local hero Bill. That means the tour is slow paced and fit for all ages. Some prior biking experience is required. The minimum age is 8, unless you booked a private tour or family tour.
How about equipment?
Bike rental is included in Bill’s Bike Tour. Bill has bikes in all sizes, including kids bikes, toddler bikes, child seats (for private tours), tandems and of course adult bikes. In case you need small bikes, helmets, a tandem bike or anything out of the ordinary, please notify Bill immediatly after booking.
Still have doubts?
No worries, Bill agrees the digital matrix can be a little overwhelming from time to time. Just shoot Bill a WhatsApp message at +31 647 002 878 and he will answer all your questions!
What people say about Bill's City Bike Tour
Bill’s Morning Bike Tour starts at the bike rack alongside the canal, next to the terrace of cafe Pacific Parc. The address is Polonceaukade 23, 1014 DA Amsterdam.
If you don’t see Bill at the bike rack when you arrive, please wait patiently until the tour is scheduled to start. Bill will meet you there!