Riding a bicycle along the Amstel river

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If you are visiting Amsterdam and would like to explore nature on a bicycle, the countryside surrounding Amsterdam is an excellent place to start. There are countless great bicycle tours but the itinerary along the Amstel river comes highly recommended. It will allow you to explore the beautiful region surrounding Amsterdam, which has many rivers and wetlands.

Along the Amstel river

Starting in Amsterdam, you will ride along the Amstel river towards Ouderkerk past the beautiful Riekermolen windmill with its statue of Rembrandt, the 17th century painter. Continue through the picturesque village of Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, via the pastures of 'Ronde Hoep' and along rivers and channels. The itinerary takes you past attractive old villages like Vreeland, Loenersloot and Baambrugge.

Amsterdam water city

From Vreeland you will trail along the beautiful Vecht river to Nederhorst Den Berg and through the Spiegelpolder to the Ankeveense plassen. You will then return to Ouderkerk and Amsterdam via Weesp and Abcoude. The itinerary is about 55 kilometres and guides you through the spectacularly beautiful wetlands surrounding Amsterdam. If you want to stop for lunch on the way, we highly recommend the terrace at 'de Voetangel' (Ronde Hoep Oost 3). You can rent a bicycle in many places in Amsterdam.