Do as the locals do.
In Amsterdam, biking is a must. Meet Thijs, the creator of We Bike Amsterdam. Experience the fields and farmlands of Holland on this gentle 4-hour ride.
Who is Thijs?
Thijs is a local who loves his city. He started We Bike Amsterdam back in 2013 because he wanted to take travellers away from the tourist bubble and show them an authentic side of Amsterdam. From the start, they promised themselves to keep the experience small and to avoid the crowds. Why? Because they believe that small groups are essential to experience a personal tour and to create a true connection with your guide and Amsterdam. And there’s no better way to experience this famous bike city than on wheels! Ride, learn, repeat!
What's This Experience About?
Want to experience dykes and dunes? How about the iconic Dutch windmills, wildlife and villages? You might be surprised that not far from Amsterdam city is the beautiful Dutch countryside. This intimate countryside bike tour is perfect for exploring the stunning (and flat) farmlands and fields. Learn about local farming, water management and how windmills work. With an apple pie break halfway, and at a gentle pace, this countryside bike tour is a gem you won’t want to miss.
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“We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Amsterdam’s countryside. The beauty and tranquility preserved here is truly unique. We are so happy we opted to experience it by bike. Peter was a top notch guide for our small group- fun, knowledgeable, and considerate. Highly recommend this tour!”
– Alison W
“An excellent experience. The ride allowed us to see so many wonderful sites not normally seen while visiting Amsterdam. Good balance of riding and explaining the sites. Good pace and the tour guide was very knowledgeable since she had grown up in the area. She was also very observant of keeping the group safe and together. The bikes were excellent. Very comfortable and excellent condition. Great job. Definitely recommend them and look forward to touring with them on future visits. ”
“Pieter took our group of 12 to North Amsterdam for a 4 hour bike tour of the “hidden” countryside, just outside the city limits of Amsterdam. Within minutes we were riding on beautiful country bike paths, passing old villages with charming cottages, mini bridges, locks, chapels, farm fields and a windmill. Pieter kept the pace lively and told us personal stories of growing up in Amsterdam as a boy. He is well versed in the history of the area, too. His stories gave special meaning to our tour. This was a wonderful way to see another side of Amsterdam with a skillful guide who cares about sharing his love of his home.“
– Molly B
We heard about Thijs and WeBike from our partners, Rachael from Brews & Tales Amsterdam Craft Beer Tours and the Hungry Birds who were already recommending them as their-go bike tour company in Amsterdam. Why? Because of their authenticity. So we reached out and connected with Thijs, and we immediately learned that we share the same views on tourism. What’s important to us? A personal connection to our guests and intentionally keeping our groups small as we’re aware of the impact that, especially, mass tourism has on Amsterdam. Like us, Thijs started WeBike to give visitors an alternative to the mainstream. That was music to our ears and exactly what our platform is about. WeBike focuses on bringing people off the beaten track because they trust their guests are smart enough to find Amsterdam’s main attractions. Again, music to our ears. We connected, we laughed, and we shook hands to the beginning of our collaboration.