Cycling Amsterdam

Cycle routes in Amsterdam and surroundings

The Netherlands is a real cycling country, that is a well-known fact. Besides the city centre, this way of transportation is ideal when you want to explore its surroundings. On your bicycle, you enjoy the fresh air and visit the many sights in the region. With the Bike Tour Special, you can book an overnight stay including bike rental and like that you can make the most beautiful cycle routes around the capital part of your trip. The best cycling routes in and around Amsterdam will take you along castles, beaches, idyllic villages and Dutch traditions.

Visit the windmills of the Zaanse Schans

The photogenic and colourful windmills of the Zaanse Schans are located just 15 km from the centre of Amsterdam. By train you can reach this highlight within a few minutes. However, it is even more fun to follow the cycle route along picturesque Oostzaan and nature reserve Twiske. Take a break at Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Zaandam’s restaurant Puur Saen for a delicious lunch on the way. The exterior of this building guarantees you a lot of likes on Instagram. In the article ‘The most beautiful photo locations of Zaandam‘ you can read more about the hotspots of the Zaan region that are nice to combine with this cycle route.

Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Zaandam - Zaanse Schans

Traditional Dutch atmosphere in Volendam

Volendam is known for the many singers who live there. But it is also just a nice place to cycle to from Amsterdam and soak up some culture. Try a real Dutch “Hollandse haring” with or without pickles or challenge your friends to have their picture taken in traditional costume. A visit is made complete by combining the bicycle tour with photographing the lighthouse in Marken. The more adventurous among us might even make a complete tour of the Markermeer by bike and perhaps also visit Almere and Lelystad.

Getting some fresh air in Zandvoort aan Zee

When the sun shines again, the beach is the ideal place to cool down. This cycle route takes you via Haarlem to Bloemendaal aan Zee and ends at the beach in Zandvoort. Is the route through the dunes via National Park Zuid-Kennemerland a bit too long? No problem, you can rest at a cosy beach café along the way and the route can also be shortened. During a considerable cycling tour of more than 60 km, a refreshing dip in the sea is a well-deserved reward.

Cycling beach

Historical route along Castle Muiderslot

From Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Landmark it is highly recommended to take the bike and head eastwards to Castle Muiderslot. On the route you will pass one of the city parks where you can relax and have a picnic. It is also possible to deviate slightly from the route and make a stop at Strand IJburg along the way. From IJburg and Muiden, boats depart for the Fort Island Pampus. A place with special stories from the past where guided tours can be followed. With the various sites along the way, this cycle route has something fun for everyone to choose from.


After a long bike ride, a moment of total relaxation can begin. The luxury room types of all Inntel Hotels locations have a whirlpool or private sauna to completely unwind after a lot of exercise. Or how about a dive in the swimming pool or visit to the Finnish panoramic sauna?

During your stay, there are plenty of opportunities to process all the impressions of the cycling routes in and around Amsterdam. Discover the facilities of the Wellness Centre on the website to choose your favourite.

You’ll be surprised.