Biking around Amsterdam is a breeze. Riding a bicycle is an essential in the city. To greatly explore the place, have an Amsterdam bike rental or go on a guided bicycle tour. Blend with the locals and enjoy the city scenes.
Go on a light route and visit Ouderkerkaan de Amstel. The route has no elevation which makes it perfect for beginners. The route starts at the heart of Amsterdam. One can see the statue of Rembrandt along the way. While taking the route, it is lovely to listen to the songs Baby Please Don’t Go by Lightnin’Hopkins and Am I Wrong by Keb Mo. At the end of the 10 kilometer bike route is a small village called Ouderkerkaan de Amstel which is considered as a historic site that dates back in the 12th century. It is popular for its Jewish cemetery that is popular because of elaborate tombstones and also the parish houses. The historic churches and windmills are a site to see.
Ouderkerkaan has numerous restaurants and cafes that are located along the river. A great song to go along with your bike tour is the song entitled Love Me Like A Man by Bonnie Raitt. Another interesting song is entitled Coming Home by Elmore James. Do not forget to add these songs to your playlist for a smooth bike ride. Enjoy the sceneries and listen to good music.
Try to take the beach and brewery bicycle route which is the longest bike ride which consists of several islands north of Holland. One can camp at night in the dairy farm which is also a campsite. Enjoy the sand dunes and beaches. Visit the Texel brewery in Oudeschilde. The beer is the best and the ambiance is perfect. Take the brewery tour and discover that the brewery only uses local ingredients including the barley. Take note that the tour is in Dutch. However, they have an English subtitled video at the beginning of each tour. Do not miss out and look for discounts online.