Look left and you see quirky architecture… Look right and you’ll see winding canals… Where is this place? Just a very beautiful city going by the name Amsterdam.
It’s the perfect haven for you to visit when you want to take time off from work for a week or two. Better yet, round up your whole family and go on a vacation there.
If it’s your first time going to Amsterdam, Netherlands, you’ll find the tips we’re going to give useful. Heck, even if you’re a native of the city, you can still learn a thing or two and be reminded of important tips to make your stay in the city a great one.
- Watch where you’re going!
Honestly, the cyclists in Amsterdam should come with a warning sign that can be seen from miles away. They cycle around the city like they’re in a perpetual race. And they ride all over the place too, so there’s no particular route you can expect to see them speeding on.
All that is fine and good but you have to be careful when you walk around the streets. Always double-check before you cross the road, lest you be flattened by a happy-go-lucky cyclist.
- Join the Club
When in Rome, do as Rome says, right? When in Amsterdam, rent a bike and join the pack. But we don’t mean you should rent the bike in the hopes you can run somebody down, no.
You can join hundreds of others and embark on a cycling adventure. If you prefer going it alone, that’s fine too. There are endless routes for you to speed your bike over.
There are cycle hire shops all over the city. Enter the closest one to where your hotel is and rent a bike (the rates are quite affordable too). And you have the option of renting for a few hours or even days. It’s up to you.
As for where to explore, you’re not restricted by the city buildings and structures alone. The outskirts of Amsterdam are equally great places to explore. We recommend the Dutch countryside, particularly for its lush and pleasant, green look.
So, you can understand why a bike is very important in this city, but there’s a lot more you should know about Amsterdam than just its bike craze.
Reach out to Journeys of a Lifetime Travel in Greenville, SC, and we’ll not only help you decide on the best bike models to rent in Amsterdam, but we’ll also tell you other tips that will help you feel right at home in the city.