Beautiful Villages Bike Tour

Cheese and Clog Makers Demonstrations

/10 (459 votes)

Amsterdam, Netherlands

3.5 hours

About this tour

Feel like escaping the city for a day? It couldn’t be easier. Leave the bustle of the city behind on a countryside bike tour from Amsterdam. Take a leisurely ride along the banks of the Amstel River and hear about local history and rural Dutch traditions, and admire the scenery of the city’s green spaces. The 15-mile (25-kilometre) ride will take you to the outskirts of the city and the countryside beyond, taking breaks along the way so your guide can share information. The majority of the tour is spent riding along the Amstel River through the polder landscape and dikes.

Call into a local farmhouse, where a farmer will introduce you to rural Dutch traditions and sample Gouda cheese and later, watch a demonstration of how clogs are made, after which you might even get the chance to slip on a pair. Wrap up your tour exploring Amsterdam’s parks including Vondelpark, Amsterdamse Bos and Beatrixpark. Bike back to the city alongside the Amstel River and will go under the Rijksmuseum before the end of the tour.

Tour Highlights

  • Bike through Amsterdam’s countryside with a guide who knows the way
  • Visit a traditional Dutch farmhouse that produces cheese and clogs
  • Learn about lesser-known Dutch history and traditions
  • Practical information

    What’s Included

  • Local guide
  • Use of bicycle
  • Use of rain poncho

    Not Included

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Additional information

    Operated by Mike's Tours Amsterdam


    /10 (459 votes)

    The guide was great, the cheese and clog demonstration wonderful and the bike ride and windmills were fun.

    Review by Heidi_H