• Author: Rene
  • Created: 30 mei 2018
  • Updated: 13 mei 2019
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Amsterdam wouldn’t be Amsterdam without the Amstel River. Named after small fishing village Amstelredamme (dam on the river Amstel), built during the 13th century. The Amstel River route follows the flow of the river out of the city. Meandering through Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, Nes aan de Amstel, Uithoorn and Waver.

1. City Hall and Blauwbrug

Altitude: 2 m
Address: Amstel 27, 1011 PT Amsterdam, Nederland

Your pedaling starts at the Blauwbrug. It owes its name to the original bridge built in 1600, which was painted the characteristic blue of the Dutch flag.

2. Icons at the Amstel

Altitude: 3 m

In the first 300 metres, 400 years of Dutch history. The Magere Brug, the Hermitage museum, the Royal Theatre Carré and the Amstel Hotel.

3. Cycle Junction

Altitude: 2 m

Hermitage, Magere Brug, Carré & Amstel Hotel

4. Riekermolen

Altitude: 1 m

Large windmill built in 1636 to drain the surrounding land. Nearby, a bronze statue of Rembrandt, celebrating the many sketches he made here.

5. Cycle Junction

Altitude: 1 m

6. Rembrandt Hoeve

Altitude: 1 m

A traditional farm specialized in making clogs and cheese. Take a look at the landscape around you, dotted with old houses and windmills. You might imagine that you have cycled into the 15th century.

7. Gemaal Middenpolder

Altitude: 1 m

A still-working water pump to drain or add water to the polders (low-lying areas of land enclosed by dikes). The water level is controlled by manually operated devices.

8. Wester-Amstel country house

Altitude: 1 m

Established in 1862 as a getaway from hectic city life. So much for change in the last 150 years.

9. Amstelzijde and Amstelveen

Altitude: 1 m

Restaurants on the river include Brasserie Paardenburg and Loetje aan de Amstel. “Eet smakelijk!” as they say in Dutch.

10. Kruidfabriek

Altitude: 1 m

Built on what was formerly a gun powder factory, the Kruidfabriek is now a restaurant that provides a taste explosion!

11. Cycle Junction

Altitude: 1 m

12. Cycle Junction

Altitude: -0 m

13. Nes aan de Amstel

Altitude: 1 m

Cycle just a little further and you arrive at the cute little village of Nes aan de Amstel. Follow the river to Uithoorn.

14. Zomerbloemen Pluktuin

Altitude: 1 m

What could be more Dutch than picking your own tulips at the Zomerbloemen Pluktuin? If you're tired, you can take a shortcut with the ferry to the other side of the river and cycle back to Amsterdam. Make sure you have some small change, they don't accept plastic.

15. Cycle Junction

Altitude: 1 m

16. Cycle Junction

Altitude: 1 m

17. Thamerkerk

Altitude: 1 m

The original church stood on another location which had water management problems. It was hard to have a church service when the congregation were knee-deep in water. Nowadays it is a National Monument.

18. Uithoorn: Wilhelminakade / Dorpsstraat

Altitude: 1 m
Address: Marktplein 15, 1421 AC Uithoorn, Nederland

The place to stretch the legs and have lunch or a relaxing drink. The Wilhelminakade and Dorpsstraat offer the best view of the small harbour and the Amstel. Happy days.

19. Cycle Junction

Altitude: 2 m

20. Cycle Junction

Altitude: 0 m

21. Cycle Junction

Altitude: -4 m

22. Polderland

Altitude: -5 m
Address: Proostdijerdwarsweg 24, 3646 AM Waverveen, Nederland

Cycle while enjoying the view of Amsterdam’s financial district in the horizon. Or if you prefer, forty different kinds of birds to spot!

23. Cycle Junction

Altitude: -1 m

24. Cycle Junction

Altitude: 1 m

25. Cycle Junction

Altitude: 1 m

26. De Ronde Hoep

Altitude: -3 m
Address: Unnamed Road, 1191 Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, Nederland

Beautiful Dutch countryside, flatness as far as the eye can see.

27. Stokkelaarsbrug

Altitude: -0 m

Stokkelaarsbrug, named after the bridge over the Waver, is a hamlet west of Abcoude. On the other side of the river lies the province of Utrecht.

28. Cycle Junction

Altitude: 1 m

29. Gemaal de Ronde Hoep

Altitude: 0 m

A splendid industrial monument of bygone times. This diesel engine centrifugal pump was built in 1913 and still works.

30. Cycle Junction

Altitude: 1 m

31. Restaurant de Voetangel

Altitude: 0 m

Cycling on from here and you will pass Restaurant de Voetangel. Traditional international cuisine with a Dutch touch.

32. St. Urbanus Parochie

Altitude: 0 m

Built in 1872 by the famous Pierre Cuypers, who also built the Rijksmuseum and Amsterdam Centraal Station.

33. Cycle Junction

Altitude: -0 m

34. Ouderkerk aan de Amstel

Altitude: 2 m
Address: Kerkstraat 42, 1191 JD Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, Nederland

Take a well-earned breather in Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, a quaint medieval village dating back to the 12th century. Visit the Beth Haim graveyard, opened in 1614, the oldest Jewish cemetery in the Netherlands.

35. Cycle Junction

Altitude: 2 m

36. Tuinpark Amstelglorie

Altitude: 3 m

Officially recognized as one of the most interesting garden parks in Europe. 400 allotments with everything from ornamental gardens with flowers, shrubs and ponds to traditional vegetable gardens.

37. George Marina

Altitude: 5 m

Congratulations! You have done some serious cycleseeing. Now it’s time to wind down. Perhaps the George Marina, for seafood and a glass of wine on the water.

38. Detour: Fort aan de Drecht

Altitude: 2 m
Address: Voorm Fort, 1423 Uithoorn, Nederland

Part of ‘The Stelling van Amsterdam’ or the Defence Line of Amsterdam. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, 135 km long ring of fortifications around Amsterdam, consisting of 42 forts. Today they serve pancakes.

39. Blauwbrug – De Riekermolen (6.6 KM)

Altitude: 1 m
Address: Amsteldijk 856, 1079 LM Amsterdam, Nederland

40. De Riekermolen - Amstelzijde Amstelveen (4,1 KM)

Altitude: -1 m
Address: Amsteldijk Noord 37, 1184 TD Amstelveen, Nederland

41. Amstelzijde Amstelveen – Nes aan de Amstel (5,6 KM)

Altitude: -1 m
Address: Amsteldijk Zuid 87A, 1186 VG Amstelveen, Nederland

42. Nes aan de Amstel - Uithoorn (5 KM)

Altitude: -1 m
Address: Amsteldijk Zuid 202F, 1188 VP Amstelveen, Nederland

43. Uithoorn - Waver (11,2 KM)

Altitude: -3 m
Address: Tienboerenweg 24, 3641 RA Mijdrecht, Nederland

A nice long cycle for lovers of nature and peace and quiet.

44.

Altitude: -2 m
Address: Rondehoep Oost 9I, 1191 KA Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, Nederland

Waver - Ouderkerk aan de Amstel (4,7 KM)

45.

Altitude: 0 m
Address: Ouderkerkerdijk 170, 1096 CR Amsterdam, Nederland

Ouderkerk aan de Amstel - Amstelkwartier (6,8 KM)

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Altitude: 0 m
Address: Amsteldijk Zuid, 1423 BC Uithoorn, Nederland

47. Start

Altitude: 4 m
Address: Hendrick Jacobsz. Staetsbrug (Brug 35), Amstel 1017, 1011 PT Amsterdam, Netherlands

48. Centraal station

Altitude: 14 m
Address: Amsterdam Centraal, Stationsplein, 1012 AB Amsterdam, Netherlands

49. Amsterdam

Altitude: 3 m
Address: Singel 237, 1012 WE Amsterdam, Nederland