"Rent a bike" Bicycle Tours Tip by annase

Bicycle Tours, Amsterdam: 40 reviews and 50 photos

  Bikes next to the canal
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Most standard city bikes feature a pedal brake and 1 speed (you don't need more, since the city is flat like a pancake). All the following bike companies accept credit cards as well.

If you want to avoid looking like a tourist, head to Bike City in the neighbourhood of Jordaan
Tel +31 (0)20 6263721
Bloemgracht 68-70 (Trams 13, 14 & 17: Westermarkt or 10: Bloemgracht)
Daily rate: See more on the website
Deposit: ID & ?25
Also for rent: Bikes with hand brakes/gears, children's helmets and seats, free baskets & pump/repair kits for longer journeys.
Reservations are desirable. City maps available for purchase. Staff-suggested routes available.

Damstraat Rent-a-Bike offers the most comprehensive collection of rental bikes, including the "Granny" bike, the most popular and traditional bike in the city. They also rent by the hour.
Tel: +31 (0)20 6255029
Damstraat 20-22 (Dam Square)
Daily rate: From ?9.50
Deposit: either a credit card imprint for 3 bikes. (more than 3 bikes, one extra European Union ID or passport); 1 ID and ?25 per bike (more than 3 bikes, one extra European Union ID or passport) or ?200 per bike. Please note: valid ID includes a passport, European ID-card or European driving license.
Also for rent: 21-speed touring bikes, mountain bikes, hybrid bikes, tandem bikes, foot scooters, children's bikes and accessories.
Reservations online. City and surrounding area maps for purchase. Staff will suggest themed routes (cafés, churches, markets etc.)

It's obvious you're not from Amsterdam if you rent from MacBike . All their bikes are bright red and have a big MacBike sign screaming 'tourist'. However, on the plus side, the local bikers will know to be more careful when they see you.
Tel: +31 (0)20 6200985
Several locations:
-Centraal Station Eastpoint, Stationsplein 12
-Mr. Visserplein, Mr. Visserplein 2 (Trams 9 & 14: Waterlooplein)
-Leidseplein, Weteringschans 2 (Trams 1, 2, 5, 7 & 10: Leidseplein)
Daily rate: From ?8.50
Deposit: ID & ?50 or credit card
Also for rent: Bikes with hand brakes/gears, hybrid bikes, children's bikes & accessories.
Reservations are not necessary. Free city map with rental. Several tour maps (e.g. architectural, gay & neighbourhood) available for purchase. Also several guided bike tours.
Open 7 days a week from 9am until 5.45pm.

Happy cycling!

Phone: +31 20 620 6940
Website: http://www.yellowbike.nl

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 8, 2010
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