Route B 48 km to Broek in Waterland
Route C 47 km to Weesp and Muiden
Route D 51 km to Haarlem
Route E 49 km to the Zaanstreek
In this tour, you can choose between 2 hotels:
Hotel Neighbour’s Magnolia: This authentic hotel is located in the centre of Amsterdam, on walking distance of the Museumplein with its Rijksmuseum, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and the Van Gogh Museum.
Ramada Apollo Amsterdam: this 4-star hotel is located right next to the Rembrandtpark and the ring road A10. This impressing building is 15 minutes away from the old centre of Amsterdam and has a perfect connection to the centre with the tram.
Route A - Oudekerk aan de Amstel - 19 km
You can cycle this short route on the day you arrive. Cycle along the Amstel to the picturesque old village of Oudekerk aan de Amstel. The famous painter Rembrandt loved to walk along the river banks here, and made many drawings and etchings of Amstelland. Cycle back to Amsterdam on the other side of the river past the country villas built by wealthy residents of Amsterdam in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Route B - Broek in Waterland - 48 km
Cycle through the city centre to the IJ. Behind Central Station, take a ferry across this former estuary. On the other side of the IJ, you will leave the city and arrive in Waterland, with its peat meadows rich in bird life, ancient canals and watercourses. Cycle through the villages of Durgerdam and Uitdam, which were once on the shores of the Zuiderzee, to Broek in Waterland. All the houses in this beautiful village are timber-framed due to the weak sub-soil, and are mostly painted in pastel colours. Cycle back into Amsterdam along the Noordhollands Kanaal. This route will take you back to your hotel, passing old neighbourhoods and a host of historic buildings on the way.
Route C - Muiden - 47 km
Cycle along the banks of the rivers Amstel and Waver through the magnificent peat polder to reach the fortified town of Weesp. Follow the meandering river Vecht until you arrive in Muiden, where you can also see the mediaeval castle of Muiderslot. Following the banks of the IJmeer (which used to be the Zuiderzee) cycle to IJburg, the newest district of Amsterdam, which is built on artificial islands. Cross the Amsterdam-Rijnkanaal to cycle back into the city centre though architecturally interesting late 19th century neighbourhoods.
Route D - Haarlem - 51 km
Cycle through parks and along the harbour of Amsterdam to Haarlem. The canal surrounded historical city of Haarlem is characterized by many old streets and monuments from the 16th century all the way up to the 19th century. Cycle back to Amsterdam along the Nieuwe Meer.
Route E - Zaanstreek - 49 km
Take the ferry across the IJ. Head through the nature and recreational area ‘t Twiske toward the Zaanstreek (Zaan area), with it’s traditional wooden houses and a lot of windmills. In the outdoor attraction the Zaanse Schans are several museums, turning windmills, old Dutch crafts and Zaanse houses to visit.