Our Do-it-yourself cycling routes

Do-it-yourself cycling routes

Get on your bicycle and discover the Bicycle City and the region. Before you go, check the practical information.

New East route

Discover cycling on the new islands of IJburg. Cycle between, over and under major infrastructure on the outskirts of the city. And experience the innovative Amsterdam South East by bike.

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South route

Cycle through the southern residential areas, the Zuidas business center and past Schiphol Airport. Via disentangled routes, along an urban highway and, as icing on the cake, along the most beautiful cycle path in the world.


West route - available soon!

Discover cycling in the western post-war districts of Amsterdam and villages and greenery in the area. Where the car is more prominent, but where a motorway has also been removed (moved).

  • Length: 45km, shortening possible
  • Starting point: Vondelpark, Amsterdam
  • End point: Westerpark, Amsterdam
  • Available soon!

Or grab your bicycle and experience art and culture in Amsterdam!

Public Art Amsterdam, a partnership of twelve Amsterdam art institutions, has made various art routes available, including information and podcasts with episodes per art location. Grab your bicycle, take your phone and earphones with you (for listening to the podcast at each location, of course not while cycling!) and enjoy the inspiring stories at the various art locations on the route. The routes and all other information can be found here.

Finding your own way

Amsterdam and the region are full of interesting cycling locations. You can search for locations of your interest in the online map on our inspiration page. You can select according to theme and area.

Paper map

If you want a real overview, it is best to take a paper map. There are maps made especially for cyclists for Amsterdam and the region. It contains recommended bicycle routes, bicycle junctions, bicycle sheds, bicycle rental, ferry connections, public transport bicycle and public transport.

The maps are available at bookstores in Amsterdam and online from the publisher.

Bicycle route planner and ferries

With the Fietsersbond Fietsrouteplanner you can plan cycling routes with numerous preferences. Amsterdam and the surrounding area has many ferry connections. Veerponten.nl provides an overview of the sailing times.


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