Spring season is a great time to venture out on your bike and enjoy the wind on your face as you ride through the open roads. Amsterdam has a lot to offer to those who love riding bikes. There are many places close to the city, which will allow you to enjoy the ride and explore the serene ambiance of the country. Below are some of the best places to visit on your Amsterdam bike tour.
Fortified Naarden and Surroundings
To reach this place, you have to take your cycle on the train for about 20 minutes. Once you reach Naarden, you will find the beautiful preserved fortified town that could be traced back to the 1300’s. The special features include 17th Century bastions, cobblestone streets, and old houses. There are two more towns nearby the place, namely Muiden and Weesp. You can find medieval castles in these towns too.
Ouderkerk Aan De Amstel
If you are looking for a route without many elevations, then this is the ideal one for you. You can start this ride in the heart of the city and then ride about 10 kilometers southwards along the Amstel River. You will reach a breathtaking landscape dotted by beautiful windmills, epic scenery, clear skies, and the rural Amsterdam life. This is where artist Rembrandt made his paintings.
Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, is a quaint little village with many historic sites including Beth Haim of Ouderkerk aan de Amstel. This is the oldest Jewish cemetery in the country. You will also see the statue of the legendary painter, Rembrandt, erected in this place.
This is also known as the forest of Amsterdam and is a great place to go exploring with your friends and family. The best part is that it is only a few minutes from the center of the city. It is located to the south of the capital city and is ideal for an Amsterdam bike tour.
North (East) of Amsterdam
This is another easily accessible region of Amsterdam. To enjoy the ride to its fullest, it is recommended to go biking when there is less wind and no rain. The area is known for the presence of attractive cafés too, so tourists flock the region all the time. Besides, many major events such as festivals of art, culture, and music are hosted in this place.
When on your Amsterdam tours, venture into the northeastern part of the neighborhood, which is also known as Waterland. This is a truly amazing location with the rural settings and the slow-paced life.