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Plantage & the East
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Address: Nieuwe Uilenburgerstraat 114, 1011 LX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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09:00 - 17:45
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:45
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Bike rental

The five of us got our bikes from here. The gentleman was friendly. The rental was simple yet somewhat expensive but it was worth it as exploring Amsterdam on a bike is worthwhile.

Reviewed 19 January 2017
Minaz R
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London, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a visitor I want to be treated straight and am sick of extra unexpected mark ups. This happened twice on my recent visit with MacBikes.Firstly busy Cental Station shop has a good stock but not one of the cheaper no-gear bicycle, presumably in the expectation that we will bite the bullet for the 50% more expensive one with gears.... More 

1 Thank GeorgeThePorge
Miranda B, Guest Relations Manager at MacBike, responded to this review

Hello George, Sorry to hear you had a bad experience at one of our shops. It's true that we are limited to handbrake bikes at our location Central Station North. The reason for this is that the handbrakes are our most requested bikes. Our shop there is unfortunately too small to stock the cheaper pedal brakes, as we already have... More 

London, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Such a great way to see Amsterdam. Me and my partner hired a Tandem bike...1 hour for €10. The price was perfect. You have to leave a €50 deposit and a piece of photo identification. The sales man was very helpful showing us to use the bike and showed us how to use the bike locks etc. Definitely give it... More 

Thank sharnz1
Bas O, Eigenaar at MacBike, responded to this review

Thank you for you revieuw! Nice to hear you had a great time. Hope to see you again. Best regards, Mac bike More 

Brisbane Australia
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66 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

A friend and I travelled to Amsterdam, we had one day to explore the city sights. After doing some research we found Mac bike did a city tour in the afternoon. Great we thought we can have an easy morning & then see all the major sights in the city at 2pm as advertised before we leave. We arrived before... More 

1 Thank Rails81
Bas O, Eigenaar at MacBike, responded to this review

Hello Rails81. Thank you for your message. We're sorry to hear that you had a bad expirience with the tour. We are gonna discuss this with the company how arange the tours. We're happy to hear that the bikes where good. We hope you still had a good time in Amsterdam and still had see some beatiful things in Amsterdam.... More 

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Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

The five of us got our bikes from here. The gentleman was friendly. The rental was simple yet somewhat expensive but it was worth it as exploring Amsterdam on a bike is worthwhile.

Thank Minaz R
Bas O, Eigenaar at MacBike, responded to this review

Hello Minaz, Nice to hear you had a great experience! There is no better way to go trow Amsterdam then by bike. We hope to see you again. Best regards, Mac bike Amsterdam More 

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76 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Cooperation with Sandemans walking tours. New, red bicycles, had a two hours tour(seven people plus our guide Kendra), around the whole city. It was a very cold day, I do not recommend it for such a day, we got freezed to the bone. Cost 20 € per person, meeting point Dam square.

Thank gchatziar
Alberta, Canada
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 27 December 2016

very helpful stuff. Must do in Amsterdam is biking!!! bikes are in good state, they also provide a map with a bike roures. Cheers Lily

Thank lilystout
1 review
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Went to Amsterdam as a group of 4 girls in our 20s & we decided to do a bike tour with mac bikes and we all really enjoyed it ! it was very reasonable priced and we seen parts of Amsterdam that we would have never seen by ourselves. Our tour guide kendra was lovely and told us a lot... More 

Thank jackier398
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

MacBikes has a bike for everyone and anyone. Wether you want hand or foot breaks, single or tandem, traveling with a child, they'll have a bike for you. The bikes were in great condition and very comfortable. They have various pricing packages depending on how long you want to rent with them and the prices are very accessible. Overall, a... More 

Thank Susie E
Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Hired bikes for two days, for a reasonable price, especially considering they are very nice bikes to ride. This is definitely the way to see Amsterdam, taking in the atmosphere and seeing much more of the city than on foot or tram. The other side of the river has some lovely rides too

Thank edcookstour
Melbourne, Australia
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362 reviews
200 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We hired bikes from the leidseplein branch of Mac Bikes for three hours, and then rode around Vindelpark. It cost us €7.50 each, which we thought was very reasonable and the bikes were in good condition and comfortable on our butts! Service was very good for pick up and drop off. Highly recommend.

1 Thank Russell F

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Plantage & the East
The eastern edge of central Amsterdam provides visitors with the chance to imagine the city that Rembrandt called home (and to tour his historic house) while shopping like the thriftiest of locals at Waterlooplein’s massive flea market, or even enjoying a craft beer beside the tallest wooden windmill in The Netherlands. This verdant, serene, and stately part of town is home to Artis Royal Zoo, one of Europe’s oldest (and still best kept) zoos, and Hortus Botanicus, one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world. It's also an ideal setting for the Dutch outpost of St Petersburg’s Hermitage.
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