Amsterdam bike taxi
Bike taxis are a new kind of urban gondola and the perfect way to get around Amsterdam. No air pollution. No noise, apart from the odd squeak and the occasional bell ring. No hassle. Bike taxis are three-wheeled post-modern style rickshaws with open windows and fluorescent sides that carry up to two passengers. Originally a German design, they are pedal-powered and come with two small batteries to enable the driver to steer over Amsterdam’s infamous bridges or to carry extra heavy passengers.
For years, bike taxis have graced the roads of other major European cities like Zurich, Berlin and London. The Netherlands naturally seemed like the next city to test out these super cool taxis, a cheaper alternative to the overcharged conventional taxis. Since April 2003, locals and tourists have been able to hitch a ride in one of the 11 bike taxis dotted around Damrak, Leidseplein and near Dam Square.
Check out prices below:
1 € for 3 minutes per person
Children 2-12 yrs. – half price
Children under 2 - free
Call out charges
2,50 € per bike taxi in Stadsdeel Amsterdam Centrum
5,00 € outside Amsterdam Centrum
For more information on bike taxis, please visit www.wielertaxi.nl.
For reservations: 06 28247550
All bike taxis run from 10.00 am to 01.00am.
So sit back and relax. Let the driver do all the fancy footwork.