Excursion

The Docklands by Bike

Experience the renowned architecture of the Docklands by bike, an invigorating and intimate way appreciate the district’s innovative design and learn about its development.

  • Code
    AMS-X
  • Level
    Moderate
  • Walking Type
    Medium
  • Activity Type
    Adventures
  • Age
    All ages
  • Duration
    Approximately 3 hours

Hop aboard your bicycle at the pier and head to the Eastern Docklands, an area laid at the end of the 19th century to replace the docklands on the western and eastern islands. Until airplanes became more commonly used, the Royal Dutch Steamboat Company transported passengers to America from these working shores, now a thriving residential and commercial area with architecture that has earned international acclaim.

See the projects by Sjoerd Soeters, the new diagonal canals with foot and bicycle bridges by Guy Rombouts and Monika Droste, the courtyards and Piraeus residential buildings by German architects Hans Kollhoff and Christian Rapp, the Emerald Empire Building by architect Jo Coenen, along with a host of trendy shops and cafes.

A 2½-hour bicycle survey of recent urban history drawing to a close, return your bike and walk to your Crystal ship.

Important Notes:  
As this is an active excursion, it is only suitable for our more agile guests. Guests should be experienced bike riders and have recently ridden or be confident on a bicycle. Participants must also be comfortable with hand brakes and riding downhill. All participants must sign a waiver of liability. It is recommended that guests dress in warm, layered clothing and wear sunglasses, sunscreen and flat, comfortable, closed-toe shoes. Guests should also bring raingear in case of inclement weather. Helmets are mandatory. The order of sights may vary. The operation of this excursion is dependent on weather conditions. A minimum number of bookings is required for this excursion to operate. Pre-reservation of this Crystal Adventures excursion is recommended.