Amsterdams city centre can be crowded at times. With tourists from all corners of the world hopping from highlight to hotspot there is some congestion at certain points.
Do you want to escape the crowds, and find some areas where there is less tourists? Then hop on your e-bike and start exploring! Here are our tips of your bike trip to Amsterdams ‘hidden gems’ and go to the spots of Amsterdam where there are less tourists.
As e-fatbike-lovers, we encourage everyone to step on the pedal-supported two-wheelers. E-biking in Amsterdam saves you time, energy and you will arrive without a drop of sweat. The bike is the most convenient mean of transport in Amsterdam, with designated bike lanes and many safe parking garages to choose from, there’s no better place to pedal than right here. Choose ease and comfort with an e-bike and start your hidden gem adventure!
Amsterdam is not short of beautiful parks. You have probably heard of Vondelpark, and maybe Westerpark popped up in your to-do list as well. But, do you know about the less crowded Rembrandtpark?
There are many cycle routes in Amsterdam, hop on your bike and you will be in a new park in no-time. From Rembrandpark, it is easy to bike to neighboring parks Erasmuspark and Sloterpark.
In Amsterdam Nieuw-West, you will find beautiful green park around the Sloterplas, called (you can guess it) Sloterpark. A circle around the lake will take you about 25 minutes. In summer the north side of the Sloterplas is a good place for swimming and sunbathing, at the beach, called Sloterstrand, enjoy a dip in the lake to cool down!
Erasmuspark is a local favorite in Amsterdam-West. In summer this place is packed with sun lovers and canal divers. Truly, during those hot summer city days, you will find beach towels and people in swimsuit all along the canals, with Erasmuspark as a favourite spot to jump into the canal. We do not really recommend the place for swimming, but it is definitely a sight to see!
Get a taste of all the parks and the different crowds they attract. You can make a circle through the parks in the city, cycling in Amsterdam, crossing Oosterpark, Sarphatipark, Vondelpark, Rembrandtpark, Erasmuspark and Westerpark.
Did you know that Amsterdam has a forest too? Het Amsterdamse Bos, or the Amsterdam forest, is just a short bike trip to the South side of the city. Thanks to the many trees, this place is sometimes called the lungs of Amsterdam. Providing us with fresh oxygen.
There is 50 kilometers of bicycle lanes in the forest. Make your way to the Goat farm, where you can cuddle with- or appreciate the goats and lambs from a distance. If you love animals, this is the best stop for a drink on the terrace! Step off your bike, and step onto a pedal boat, to enjoy the park from the water.
Cross the IJ-river and find yourself at Amsterdam Noord. It is a complete other sight from the old buildings in the city centre. The North is and constantly changing area, with modern buildings and an urban feel.
The north (Noord) asks to be explored! Especially by e-bike. There is a lot to see, and you want to have enough time to enjoy the stores, bars and cafes.
Visit the NDSM wharf to see some street artists with paint spray at work. For more street art visit Straat museum, with an everchanging collection of some of the best artists.
Cruise past the vintage shops and try your luck to find some treasures. Take it in the sun at the cafes at the waterfront, like de Ceuvel café or Pllek. Thanks to Noord being separated from the rest of the city by the IJ-river, this area has a less tourists. A hidden gem worthy of your time!
Home of the Johan Cruijff ArenA, Amsterdam South-East is an un discovered area that is not on the list of most tourists, unless they are going to a Football match or concert, that is. The area is a bit out of route, but hop on your e-bike and the time will fly by! South-East is a multicultural area, therefor a must for foodies! The best Bara’s (Surinamese dough pastries) are found right here! There are 140 different cultures and ethnicities living together.
It is easy to bike from the city centre to Amsterdam South East and chill down at Gaasperpark with its Gaasperplas lake. Enjoy this park with the locals, this is a true hidden gem! You won’t find many tourists here.
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