8th January 2019

"With the Tour de France underway I thought it might be in your interest to hear of The Dylan in Amsterdam’s suggested ‘cycling in the city’ tour, which includes the best selection of fun sights and foodie delights. The Dylan is a boutique 40 room hotel located in an exceptional 17th-century landmark on the Keizersgracht, one of Amsterdam’s most famous canals. It’s central location provides the an ideal base from which to explore the city from, whilst the hotel’s personal service, immaculately decorated rooms, charming courtyard garden and Michelin-starred Vinkeles restaurant is host to a calm and comforting hub for the ideal wind-down post-exploring. Hire one of the hotel’s custom-made bikes and set on a cycling adventure fit for all.

  • First stop is Foodhallen Amsterdam: from tempuras to tacos, to hotdogs with truffle and mushroom mayonnaise- this selection of over 21 food stalls offers an overwhelming vision, smell and unmatchable combinations of flavour. Sure to provide more than sufficient fuel for the day ahead.
  • Next, cycle around Vondelpark, the Netherland’s largest and most famous city park, admiring the scattered water features and stunning floral landscape- including a rose garden. A short cycle from the park is Amsterdam’s grandest museum, Rijksmuseum. Home to a staggering collection of 8000 objects across 80 galleries. The museum showcases the Netherlands’s story from the middle ages to the 20th century, including masterpieces by Rembrandt, Frans Hals, and Johannes Vermeer.
  • Follow this educational experience with a more light-hearted museum, to say, and cycle next to Heineken Museum- Heineken’s very first brewery. Dubbed ‘the Heineken experience’ the now-museum offers a tour which includes learning of, studying, and drinking, the internationally celebrated Dutch larger.
  • From here, cycle over the beautiful Magere Brug, known to English speakers as ‘the skinny bridge’ that connects the city over the river Amstel. This will get you to the Royal Palace Amsterdam. When the palace is not in use by the Dutch Royal family, visitors are invited to discover the enchanting artworks and furnishings in the palace. However, the 17th century building is in itself a spectacle marvel.
  • En-route home, immerse yourself in the Jordaan, possibly the most famous neighborhood in the Netherlands. Renowned for tight community bonds, radical politics and a love for drinking with over-the-top sing-a-longs. To experience this at first hand, join locals, young and old, at Café Nol. Decorated with mirrored walls, chandeliers and swatches of red carpets and curtains –this is the superlative spirited Dutch drinking.
  • Finally, it would be wrong to return without having cycled through Amsterdam’s most photogenic micro-neighbourhood: nine streets. This quaint and quirky community is made up of 3 parallel streets intersected by two canals enriched with fashion and interior boutiques, gorgeous coffee bars and bookshops. Window-shopping (from a bike) at its very best!!
  • After trying a few of these experiences, guests can return to The Dylan for a delicious meal atBar Brasserie OCCO. Offering an extensive cocktail menu, guests can choose to enjoy a pre-dinner drink in the restaurant’s charming, cobblestone courtyard. 

PR of the day 08.01.2019

Please do let me know if you need any more information/are interested in perhaps visiting The Dylan and reviewing the route yourself – it’s a cycling itinerary that can happily be enjoyed from now up until the end of autumn. 

Also, for your information, double rooms at The Dylan start from 340EUR per night."


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