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Bike Rentals and Tours in Amsterdam


Renting a bike in Amsterdam is a fun and cheap way to see the city and the surrounding area.

You can either rent a bike and ride around yourself or take one of the guided tours on offer. This article lists a few of the major bike rental / bike tour companies in Amsterdam...

Renting a bike (fiets verhuur) is straight forward and will set you back from around €10 for a day rental for a basic backpedal single gear bike. Cheaper rates per day can be had if you rent for a longer period or rent in a group. Theft insurance is charged at around €3 supplement per day, worth taking for peace of mind. Bikes with hand brakes and gears are a little more expensive.

You will generally need to leave a form of ID, a deposit (€50-€200) or a credit card authorisation. Some rental companies mark their bikes with logos whilst others have unmarked bikes.

There are a number of rental outfits around the city, prices are similar and delivery (to your accommodation) is sometimes possible. A few companies also offer guided tours which can be a great way to discover the city/region with an experienced local guide.

MacBike - Main rental company in Amsterdam with a few locations. They rent a variety of different bikes, bright red town cycles with the MacBike logo, touring cycles and also special bikes like tandems and cargo cycles. Also sells bikes. Has some interesting route leaflets and offers guided tours from €18.50.
T: +31(0)20 620 0985
Locations: Central Station (Stationsplein 5 and 33) / Waterlooplein 199 / Leidseplein (Weteringschans 2) / Marnixstraat 220

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Yellow Bike - Bike rentals and various guided city and countryside tours (from €21)
T: +31(0)20 620 6940
Nieuwezijds Kolk 29 / Oudezijds Armsteeg 22

Orange Bike - Offers bike rentals and 8 guided cycling tours of Amsterdam from €19.50 to €32.50 - includes historic city tours, culinary tour, beach tour, polder tours and architecture tours.
T: +31(0)20 354 1781
Oudezijds Voorburgwal 147 / Prinshendrikkade 506 / Spuistraat 54

DamStraat Rent a Bike - Large range of bikes for rent including tandems. Also sells ex-rental bikes. Just off Dam Square.
T: +31(0)20 625 5029
Damstraat 20-22

Bike City - Small outfit located in Jordaan near Anne Frank house. Rents out traditional unmarked black bikes from €13.50 per day. Sells new and used bikes from €215.
T: +31 (0)20 626 3721
Bloemgracht 68-70

Mike's Bike Tours - Lively bike tours available - city, harbour and countryside tours. Concessions for students, 65+, children. Bike rental as well.
T: +31(0)20 622 7970
Kerkstraat 134 - not too far from Leidseplein

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Black Bikes (Het Zwarte Fietsenplan) - Bike shop with 6 locations around Amsterdam. Rents out authentic, unmarked Dutch black bikes, cargo bikes or tandems. Prices from €8.50 per day.
T: +31(0)20 670 8531
Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 146 / Lijnbaansgracht 282 / Maasstraat 106-108 / Koninginneweg 267-269 / Beethovenstraat 86 / Czaar Peterstraat 14

Star Bikes Rental - Bike rental and tour company with adjoining cafe near the IJ waterfront. 1 day rentals from €7 (return by 7pm), with breakfast/lunch €12. Star Bikes also offers takeaway tapas-type picnics for €35 (2 people), €60 (4 people). 3 tours available - countryside, twilight and urban culinary.
T: +31(0)20 620 3215
De Ruyterkade 143

AmsterBike - Offers bike and electric scooter rentals. A number of guided tours (from €19.50) available: Historical Amsterdam, Dutch Landscape, Modern Architecture.
T: +31(0)020 419 9063
Piet Hein Garage - near Passenger Terminal Amsterdam/Mövenpick hotel

Frederic Rentabike - Unmarked bikes for rent, from €10.
T: +31(0)20 624 5509
Brouwersgracht 78 - in the Jordaan

Green Budget Bikes - Rentals from €9 plus a guided city tour.
T: +31(0)20 341 3535
Lange Leidsedwarsstraat 103 / Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 101 / Raadhuisstraat 29 / Oudezijds Voorburgwal 167hs

King Bikes - 1 day bike rentals from €10 plus guided tours (city and countryside) on offer.
T: +31(0)20 422 1026
Kerkstraat 143 / Spuistraat 1C

Bike 4U - Rents out unmarked Dutch bikes from €9 daily. Can cater for child seating. Also sells new and used bikes.
T: +31(0)20 223 8548
Kinkerstraat 1A


For more info check out our guide Cycling in Amsterdam