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“Fun bike tour”
Review of Joy Ride Tours

Joy Ride Tours
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Owner description: Owner-operated Amsterdam bike tours that entertain and enlighten, delivered with a passion for beautiful Amsterdam. Located on Museumplein behind The Rijks Museum, meeting in front of the reflecting pool. We specialize in bespoke Private Tours, or book online via our website and save 3 Euros for our Public Countryside Tour.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed 28 August 2013

Enjoyed this tour a lot. Biking is a great way to see a lot in Amsterdam. I agree with the other reviewers that the cheese and clog stop was a little touristy but it is a very small part of the tour. Our guide was very helpful in making recommendations on where to eat and sites to see after the tour. She wanted to make sure we had a good time in Amsterdam.

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Reviewed 28 August 2013

This bike tour was well organized and fun. Bikes were quickly distributed, a safety orientation was given and we were off through the Vondel Park. No busy streets until the end when riders were more acclimated to the bike and traffic. There were several stops to rest and listen to the guide talk- mostly interesting, but dragging on a bit much. We biked through several different areas- houseboats, woods, a lake, along the river. One rider had a flat tire which the guide took care of very efficiently with little inconvenience to the other riders. The only thing keeping this tour from an excellent rating for me was the stop at the cheese/wooden shoe farm. It was a blatant attempt to get you to buy something, and the "tour" of the premises was not very well done. How many folks on a bicycle are going to buy full size wooden shoes anyway? An alternative rest period could be a stop at a cafe, or even a picnic in a park. Overall, the tour was good, and I'd recommend it as a nice day out of the city.

Thank travgal0766
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Reviewed 22 August 2013

My 19 year old daughter and I had the most fabulous cycle tour with Yuri this week. Having not been on a bike for years, I was a little nervous at the thought of 4 hours cycling but wow - I wish it could have gone on longer. Yuri, our guide, was a brilliant 'mother duck' and we little ducklings followed his lead through park, woodland, houseboat village, olympic park/rowing lake, cheese farm, windmill and polder lands with not a worry in the world. Yuri was both entertaining and knowledgeable about the Netherlands and all that we saw and discussed. And if you're worried about the cycling - fear not! The saddles are well padded, the bikes easy to use and after a couple of initial wobbles your fears will quickly disappear (if you're a bit rusty like me!). We only wish it could have gone on longer - and that was even with Yuri giving us more time that the tour allowed. Don't miss this chance to get out of the city (as wonderful as it is) and get peddling. You really won't regret it.

Thank constanceofcarrick
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Reviewed 20 August 2013

This small company knows how to show you a good time! Bike seats are so comfy, Yuri the guide is a kiwi originally (awesome) but is so passionate abut his place it really shows he loves his job. It was great to get out of the bustling touristy city and out into the cool, green areas of Amsterdam, you get to see a calmer, more genuine side of what Amsterdam is all about. Learnt heaps about the history of places, tasted some awesome cheese, and really enjoyed the tranquility of being able to experience Amsterdam by bike. Awesome job Yuri and the team, highlight of our time in Amsterdam!

Thank Emma C
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Reviewed 15 August 2013

A small company delivering a big tour. The bikes were new and in great shape. Some city riding but mostly country with great scenery. Yuri was a great tour guide. He was knowledgable about all aspects of the tour and other facts about Amsterdam. The Cheese and Clog stop was touristy but a very small part of the day. Make sure to bring food and water with you on the tour.

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