Full day (7+ hours)
Adventure Calls, Culture Vultures, Sporty Types, Uniquely Dutch
The E-bikes can be used like regular bikes, yet they also have a battery with a range of 100+ kilometers. Biking has never been more relaxing. Hop on and hop off wherever you like and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the countryside just north of Amsterdam.
Depart from the charming harbour in Volendam and explore the countryside and historical villages in the vicinity of Volendam. Along the route, you can admire the typical windmills, enjoy the views of the vast meadows, gaze at the countless number of cows and sheep and ride along the famous Dutch dykes. While riding on top of the dyke, you can see (and dive into if you like!) the lake ‘Gouwzee’. And, experience how locals live behind the dykes and below sea level.
If you have more time to spend on the E-bike, at least three hours, it is highly recommended to make a tour from Volendam to Monnickendam and then to the former island Marken. Marken is a picturesque small town with many lovely canal bridges and beautiful wooden façades. As the island can only be reached by a 10 kilometer long dyke, the small town is surrounded by water. Here, it is clearly visible how the Dutch deal with living below sea level. From Marken, you can take the boat back to Volendam. This boat ride allows a 30 minute bike rest, as you take in the amazing views of the lake ‘Gouwzee’.
The Marken Express departs every 30 minutes and it is possible to bring your E-bike onboard the boat. After the cruise, you will be back at your starting point in Volendam.
Enjoy a truly unique day out in the Dutch countryside!
Local tip: visit Woltjes Stroopwafel Experience and taste this typical Dutch delicacy!