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“Wonderful escape to the countryside :)” 5 of 5 bubbles
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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.
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“Wonderful escape to the countryside :)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

This is such an escape to the country side. Allison brought us around and her bikes were in tip-top condition, easy ride out to the vondelpark, beatrixpark, the cheese and clog farm and the windmill. Had tons of cheese tasting and the farm owner was exceptionally entertaining. I would say that the tour is very well organised and paced evenly, Allison was an excellent guide and such a rare chance that we could escape to the countryside for fresh air, picturesome skies... excellent weather for the ride!
Thanks for organising this :)
Cheers,
Dynelle & Toon

Visited June 2014
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“Thanks Allison”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014 via mobile

What a wonderful and relaxed way to see Amsterdam and surrounding areas. My son is convinced now that he needs a bike just like the tour one and that he should learn Dutch... Highly highly suggest you do this trip.

Visited June 2014
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“A great way to get to know Amsterdam and the Netherlands”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

We went on the cheese, clogs and windmill tour and thoroughly enjoyed it. Allison was our guide and her knowledge and enthusiasm for her adopted city / country shone through. She was very personable and was able to handle the diverse range of people on our tour who had differing abilities, languages and cultural needs. The bikes were good, new and well-maintained with lightweight frames so younger and older people as well as cycle novices would be comfortable on this tour. If I was being picky I'd say that the farm part was a bit over-commercial and aimed at the tourist's pockets with a surprisingly large gift shop but if you don't have to buy anything and it didn't detract from getting out into the countryside. Overall it was a really good day run by experts with a a clear passion for their job which can only be good for the customer. I can highly recommend this tour.

Visited June 2014
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“Fantastic Experience, Wonderful Genuine Owners”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014

This tour was one of the highlights of my 3-day solo stay in Amsterdam. Country-side, windmills, forests, houseboats, suburbia, city, parks, a great way to see so many aspects of this country! The owners are friendly, down-to-earth and genuine. Although you do visit a cheese factory with a shop attached I never felt pressure to buy, and there was no cross-selling of other tours which is refreshing. Definitely recommend booking online, bring lunch with you but no need to bring a raincoat as they are supplied if necessary. If I ever have the chance to head back to Amsterdam with husband and kids in tow I would definitely book a private bike tour through Alison and Sean.

Visited June 2014
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“Excellent Bike Tour!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014

We booked the Cheese, Clogs & Windmill tour online before arriving in Amsterdam (3euro saving) and we were not disappointed. The meeting place is easy, right next to the Iamsterdam sign in the Museumplein. We were greeted by Sean and his assistant Merlot who both couldn't have been friendlier. The weather was beautiful but rain ponchos were provided should you need them. The bikes were practically brand new and easy to use.

This tour is ideal if, like me, you're a bit nervous of cycling round the busy parts of Amsterdam. A short ride through Vondelpark and we were in the countryside. Sean was so knowledgeable and i learnt more about Amsterdam in that few hours than i have done on all my previous visits to the city.

The pace was perfect to take in all the sites and even with a group of 14 and different ages, shapes and sizes, nobody felt slow or a hindrance.

I honestly couldn't recommend this tour enough, and for the cheap price I couldn't believe just how professional and well done it was.

Visited June 2014
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