Bicycle rental in Amsterdam

Many people explore the city of Amsterdam by bicycle. Renting a bike is easy and relatively inexpensive. From a traditional Dutch bike to a touring bike for your cycling holiday in Holland, you're spoilt for choice. So how does it work? Where can you rent a bike in the centre of Amsterdam?
Renting a bike in Amsterdam. Photo © Holland-Cycling.com

Renting a bike in Amsterdam. Photo © Holland-Cycling.com

Renting a bicycle - how does it work?

You can rent a bicycle for however long you want: a couple of hours, a day, or even several weeks. Renting a bike for a longer period is usually relatively cheaper. To rent a bike you will need to show a valid identification document. You will also be asked to pay a deposit, which you will get back when you safely return the bike. The rental fee usually includes an insurance in case the bike gets stolen or damaged.

Bike theft

Unfortunately, bicycle theft is a common occurrence in Holland. Every year, hundreds of thousands of bicycles are stolen - especially in the big cities. Whether you’re just popping into a shop or enjoying refreshments on a terrace, leaving your bicycle unlocked is never an option. Anybody might grab your bike and cycle off and rest assured: somebody will.

Rental companies will provide at least one, but often two good locks. Make sure you use them at all times. Here are some top tips from the police for preventing bike theft.

Some rental companies only have traditional Dutch bicycles (pedal brakes and no gears). Others offer a wider variety of bikes, ranging from mountain bikes, tandems, cargo bikes and E-bikes to children's bicycles in all sizes. They may also provide facilities for children (child's seats, helmets) or transporting your luggage (bicycle bags, bike trailer). A bicycle pump and basic repair kit to mend a puncture are not provided as standard. You can buy the latter for a few euros at a bicycle shop or even at some supermarkets.

Reserving a bicycle in advance is always a good idea, especially in the busy holiday season, or if you want to rent bikes for the whole family. To help you find the right rental bike, here is an overview of bike rental companies in the centre of Amsterdam and the type of bikes they can provide.

Overview of bike rental companies in Amsterdam

Click on one of the pointers for details!
Bike rental company
Type of bike
Holiday bike
Children's bike/accessories
A-Bike rental Amsterdam
  • bike with 3 gears
  • children's bike
  • tandem
  • cargo bike
  • E-bike
  yes
Ajaxbike
  • traditional Dutch bike
  • children's bike
  • tandem
  • cargo bike
  yes
Amsterdam Black Bikes
  • traditional Dutch bike
  • bike with handbrakes
  • small bike
  • tandem
  • family tandem
  • cargo bike
  • E-bike
  yes
Bike4u
  • traditional Dutch bike
  • bike with handbrakes
  • tour bike
yes yes
Bike City
  • traditional Dutch bike
  • bike with 3 gears
  • bike with 7 gears
  • touring bike (with accessories)
  • cargo bike
  • children's trailer
  • trailer bike
  • bike trailer
yes yes
Damstraat Rent a Bike
  • traditional Dutch bike
  • bike with 4 gears
  • tandem
  • cargo bike
  • mountain bike
  • children's bike
  yes
Discount Bike Rental
  • traditional Dutch bike
  • bike with handbrakes
   
Green Budget Bikes
  • traditional Dutch bike
  • bike with handbrakes
  • tandem
   
I Cycle Holland
  • road bike
 yes  
King Bikes Amsterdam
  • traditional Dutch bike
  • bike with handbrakes
  • children's bike
  • tandem
  yes
MacBike
  • traditional Dutch bike
  • bike with handbrakes
  • children's bike
  • tandem
  • family tandem
  • cargo bike
  • traditional cargo bike
  • tour bike
  • E-bike
 yes yes
Mike’s Bike Rentals Amsterdam
  • traditional Dutch bike
  • bike with handbrakes
  • bike with 3 gears
  • children's bike
  yes
Rent a Bike Amsterdam
  • traditional Dutch bike
   
Rent-a-road-bike.com - Amsterdam
  • road bike
  • hybrid bike
  • bike trailer

 yes

* on request bike can be dropped off at different location

 yes
Star Bikes Rental Amsterdam
  • traditional Dutch bike
  • tandem
  • children's bike
  • duo bike
  • a variety of bikes for wheelchair users (also children)
  yes
Tour de Amsterdam
  • racing bike
   yes
Yellow Bike
  • traditional Dutch bike
   
 

For more on bike rental in Holland and the OV-bicycle scheme, go to our Bicycle rental page.

 
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