Biking Through Vondelpark, Amsterdam

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam is known for its pretty canals and bicycles. Cycling is the fastest way to get around the city and the best way to see all the pretty sites. 

There is a wide selection of hire shops which you can hire a bicycle for however long you wish and cycle around the city. The longer you hire your bicycle for the cheaper it will work out. 

Tips for hiring a bicycle:: 

- Having a credit card is the easiest way to hire the bicycles. You will either be asked to leave a piece of id and $100 or you can let them scan your credit card and you don't have to leave anything at the shop. This is great if you are cycling far and don't want to return your bike to the same shop (most hire shops are chains and you can return your bikes to whichever shop you are near). 

- Take a photo of the map where the hire shops are located or ask for a map, it will be much easier when you need to return your bike. 

- Don't hire a bike in the centre unless you are a confident rider. The bike roads are very busy with bicycles and motorcycles. 

- Insurance is not optional when hiring a bike from most shops.

The park has lots of little cafes next to the water...

The park has a selection of ponds, lakes, statues, bars/restaurants and a rose garden. 120 acres big the park is the biggest in Amsterdam. The park also has an open air theatre which shows performances between June and August of: classical music, pop music, world music, dance, musical theatre and cabaret.
The park is perfect to cycle through with lots of wide paths for walking and cycling without the hustle and bustle of the city.

Iamsterdam letters... 
The Iamsterdam letters are located outside of vondelpark... a short cycle away on the museumplein where the Van Gogh and Rijksmuseum are located.

We hired our bikes from Black Bikes who were extremely helpful. When hiring the bikes you are able to choose how long you would like them for and which kind of bike you would like. You will also need to decide the level of insurance you would like.

The bikes come with a lockable back wheel which you will have a key for and a separate lock so you can lock the bike to whatever you are near. And a little bell...

The man in the shop was very helpful showing us how to use the locks and gave us a complimentary map to find our way around and to know where all of the hire shops are to return our bikes.

Happy cycling! 

Chloe and Megan

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