Route Inspiration: Short routes around Amsterdam

Updated: Mar 14, 2021

Are you looking for a short ride around Amsterdam? Maybe to challenge your friends or to clear your head after a busy day? We have selected our favourite short rides around Amsterdam in this blog.


Photo from drive from Amsterdam along the Amstel towards Ouderkerk aan de Amstel.

Even by bike you can leave Amsterdam quite fast behind you. So you don't need to go for a long ride if you want to explore some typical Dutch landscapes around Amsterdam. Just explore our favourite short routes around Amsterdam, for more information see below.

„Score a raw herring, a Dutch fish specialty which can be a nice optional pitstop. Only eat a small portion though as you still need to get back, can you get a PR on this flat parcours?

"Ronde Hoep" The classic route to break out of Amsterdam for a short ride. This route takes you out of Amsterdam next to the Amstel river and subsequently through the typical Dutch landscape through a round ‘hoop’ or circle. This is the most popular route around Amsterdam and can therefore be crowded with bikers, but usually not with many cars along.


Distance: 38 km

Gain: 9 m


Get a detailed overview of this route on Strava by clicking here.


Waterlands tour

A great route to check out the typical landscape north of Amsterdam called ‘Waterland’. If you haven’t been to Volendam, make a detour to this authentic Dutch fishing village to score a raw herring, a Dutch fish specialty which can be a nice optional pitstop. Only eat a small portion though as you still need to get back, can you get a PR on this flat parcours?


Distance: 50 km

Gain: 122 m


Get a detailed overview of this route on Strave by clicking here.

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