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Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
November 15, 2012
From journal Enjoying Netherlands
Cary, North Carolina
April 27, 2009
From journal Amster-DAM That Was Fun!
Poughkeepsie, New York
July 11, 2006
From journal Cliche Post-College Graduation Europe Tour
Saint Paul, Minnesota
June 23, 2005
My traveling partner and I decided to do a bike tour in Amsterdam, since the city is made for bicycling! We had already done a tour with Mike's Bikes in Munich and loved it, so we thought we'd try again in Amsterdam.
Mike's tour is just as much fun in Amsterdam! It's a relatively slow-paced ride, they say if you can ride a bike, you can keep up with the tour. You get a battered old one-speed cruiser bike to ride on, which is the most popular bike in Amsterdam, anyway.
The tour guide takes you through most of the city center, doling out small tidbits along the way. Did you know that prostitutes in the windows of the Red Light District have their own union? Along the way, you get to go up Amsterdam's "one" hill - it's about 50 feet long.
After the city center, we were taken out into the countryside, which was a pleasant 10- or 15-minute cruise. The tour stops at a windmill, which isn't very exciting, and then moves on to a cheese and clog factory. You are shown how both are made, and given the chance to sample and buy cheese and other goods.
Overall, Mike's Bike Tour is a pleasant journey, although I wish it would have lasted a bit longer!
From journal Amsterdam: College Student's Heaven