There are 820.000 people in Amsterdam and 700,000 of them have a bike.
Amsterdam is really a bicycle city and that is also logical. Previously, you could park your car anywhere you want because then parking your car was for free. Today that is different.
If you want to spend a few hours in Amsterdam you can park your car in a garage or on the canal, but I also have to mention that it’s expensive. Doesn’t sound nice, but it must be told.
Now you understand why 600,000 people have a bike.
Conclusion? Take a bike or public transport!
Where to rent a bike?
Orange bike is the place to rent a bike in Amsterdam, not only because they pay attention to safety, but also because they have many types of bicycles to choose from and competitive prices.
Orangebike also offers historic guided bicycle tours and walks through out Amsterdam. Click here for more information about the Orangebike tours. Rent a Bike Damstraat They have all kinds of bikes; from normal Holland city bikes to luxury 21-speed hybrids; touring bikes, ATB’s, tandems, children’s bikes and even scooters.
You can rent the bike as long as you like..
The longer you rent, the cheaper it becomes.
It is possible to insure the bicycles against theft.
From amsterdam centraal station you walk straight from the main entrance towards DAM-Square; at Madam TUSSAUDS you go left into the busy DAMSTRAAT, where you find us in the small alley (Pieterjacobszoondwarsstraat) on your right, halfway between DAM-Square and the first canal (Oudezijdsvoorburgwal). Click here for more information about Rent a bike damstraat
MacBike has 5 locations in the center of Amsterdam. MacBike Amsterdam Central Station East & MacBike Leidseplein are the main rental locations.
There are several bike types available – from standard bicycles with a pedal brake, -or with manual brakes and 4 gears, up to hybride bicycle with 21 gears.
A simple bicycle with pedalbrake starts at Euro 4,25 / day upon a 7 day rental.
For 24 hours, the rentals are a bit more expensive (Euro 8,50 for 24 hours, Euro 6,50 upon 2 days) – the formula is simple: the longer you keep it, the cheaper is the price per day!
MacBike also sells quality bicycle locks and waterproof coats.
How to get there: MacBike Leidseplein can be reached by tram nr. 1, 2, 5, 6, 7 and 10; (stop Leidseplein)