Amsterdam is known as one of the most bicycle-friendly citys in the world and is a center of bicycle culture. Most main streets have bike paths. Bike racks are ubiquitous throughout the city.
Some claim that there are more bicycles than people in the city. In the city centre, driving a car is discouraged, parking fees are steep and a great number of streets are closed off for cars. Rent a bike and discover the city by bike.
Tips for safe cycling in Amsterdam
Stay in your lane: Use the bicycle lane on the right-hand side of the road, marked out by white lines and bike symbols.
Follow the rules of the road: Adhere to all traffic lights and signs; don’t cycle on footpaths, shopping streets, pavements and motorways.
Give a sign: Make sure you signal when turning by putting your hand out.
Keep an eye on other traffic: Scooters zip down the bike lanes, taxis speed down the tram rails, and large delivery vans might have trouble seeing you if you’re biking in their blind spot.
Watch out for tram rails: It’s easy to get your tires stuck in the rails – cross them at a sharp angle.
Lock it right: Always lock your bike up to something secure and immovable, preferably a bike rack. Never leave a bike unlocked, not even for a minute. Bicycle theft is very common in Amsterdam!
Make room for fellow cyclists: Don’t bike more then two people across, keep pace with the other cyclists, and pull over to answer your phone or check the map.
Don’t imitate the Dutch: “Amsterdammers” are notorious for breaking the rules: cycling through red lights or biking at night without lights. Do not follow this example!
Bike Rental Terms and Conditions
As a deposit we require a passport / ID and €50 per bike.
3. Bike Locks
Each bike is equipped with two locks. Never leave the bicycle unattended, unless properly locked. Smart Bike Amsterdam staff will demonstrate proper use of the locks.
One day is considered to be 24 hours
Please remember to bring a copy of your contract with you upon returning the bike
If you experience any problems with your bicycle, please visit our shop. Smart Bike doesn't reimburse any repairs performed by other companies.
2. Insurance (optional)
€ 3,00 per day ( 24 hours)
The insurance covers theft of the bike and damage to the bike
With insurance you retain an excess of € 100, only in the event of theft
Without insurance you will be charged € 380 (p/bike) for replacing the bicycle and locks in the event of theft
The excess in case of theft only applies if you are able to give the 2 keys of the bicycle to Smart Bike Amsterdam
In the unfortunate event of a stolen bicycle, it is your responsibility to report this to the police. Smart Bike Amsterdam is to receive a copy of the declaration given at the police station
We recommend insuring the bike.