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.
- 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.
Yellow Bike - Bike rentals and various guided city and countryside
tours (from €21)
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.
Rent a Bike - Large range of bikes for rent including tandems. Also sells
ex-rental bikes. Just off Dam Square.
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.
Mike's Bike Tours - Lively bike tours available - city, harbour
and countryside tours. Concessions for students, 65+, children. Bike rental as
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.
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.
AmsterBike - Offers bike and electric scooter rentals.
A number of guided tours (from €19.50) available: Historical Amsterdam, Dutch
Landscape, Modern Architecture.
Rentabike - Unmarked bikes for rent, from €10.
Green Budget Bikes -
Rentals from €9 plus a guided city tour.
King Bikes - 1 day bike rentals from €10
plus guided tours (city and countryside) on offer.
Bike 4U - Rents out unmarked Dutch bikes from
€9 daily. Can cater for child seating. Also sells new and used bikes.
For more info check out our guide Cycling in Amsterdam