Do as the locals do.
In Amsterdam, biking is a must. Meet Thijs, the creator of We Bike Amsterdam. Discover the real Amsterdam or the Dutch countryside on wheels!
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?
This private Amsterdam bike tour takes you away from the touristy bubble and to hidden local gems — in the city or the Dutch countryside. Whether it’s biking through beautiful canals, museum districts and secret courtyards in the city or riding through Dutch farmlands and fields while marvelling at iconic windmills, this is one experience you don’t want to miss. Discover the real Amsterdam on wheels!
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“So much fun and a great way to get acquainted with the city! Jasper was an awesome tour guide, very knowledgeable about everything from history to where to find hip-hop spots. They also provided a very helpful list after the tour that we used for restaurants and other activities. Highly recommend this as one of the first things to do in Amsterdam.”
“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.