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Bike from Rotterdam to Amsterdam.

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Bike from Rotterdam to Amsterdam.

I'm planning on going to Rotterdam, via ferry from England, and I was thinking on getting a bike to ride to Amsterdam to continue my journey. Is there any special shop, that rents out bikes that can be dropped off in a diferent city? Or is there some other way to rent out / borrow a bike to continue the journey?

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Rotterdam, The...
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1. Re: Bike from Rotterdam to Amsterdam.

Some links.






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2. Re: Bike from Rotterdam to Amsterdam.

With the OV fiets system you can drop off at a different station but I think you need a dutch bank account for this to become a member.

Maybe it is easier to train to Amsterdam and make a circle trip from there.

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You may want to do an organized Bike & Barge tour, they can provide a bike and they will transport your luggage for you.

On a normal rental bike, how were you planning on transporting your luggage?

What Grolland says is true, the "OV Fiets" bikes are for residents who become a member first.

Perhaps you can get some useful info from these earlier threads in which I posted loads of info about biking in the Netherlands. tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g188590-i60-k68801…

I would strongly suggest you choose scenic bike routes and not the fastest ones; the fast ones will probably be alongside smelly motorways the entire way. The scenic ones are about 20-50% longer but take you through countryside, meadows, past rivers, farms, windmills, cows, through cute villages and town centers. See the threads I mentioned for more info on scenic biking.

To date I have never heard of a bike rental company that has branches in different towns and allows drop-off somewhere else. You're probably better of doing a circular route, or an organized one.




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4. Re: Bike from Rotterdam to Amsterdam.

Do you arrive in Hoek van Holland with Stena Line? If so there is a bikeshop in the town there. You can consider to buy a second hand bike and sell it in Amsterdam when you don't need it anymore. That may be the easiest en cheapest option. If you arrive with P&O in Europoort you can take their bus into Rotterdam and buy a bike in a bikeshop there.

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Did you find one? I want to do Amsterdam to Rotterdam in the same way.

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Did you do Ams to RTD by bike? I wanna do it.

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I never found out how to do this before I went, However there are bike at train stations in little cupboards that you can pick up and drop off, so this is possible as there is a route that you pretty much follow the trainline.

It's called Fiets something.. I can't remember the exact name, and they are in these boxes at the stations like this photo you can see on Google Maps in Den Haag Van Noi - this is where I first saw them, and asked my Dutch friend later and they confirmed that's something that can be done.


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8. Re: Bike from Rotterdam to Amsterdam.

oh reading again above you need a membership and a bank :(

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@Theo_eurotrip, I did. And many other bike holidays. Maybe read my info in post #3....

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