Stop #1: Bike rental
Bikes: Your basic bikes come w/ hand or pedal brakes. You can go nuts, and spring for the tandem (shotgun front seat!), cargo bike (shotgun the carry cart!), or electric bike.
Getting There: Leave CS by the SE exit (the one closest to platform 2b), turn left, and follow the building several feet until you see MacBike signs.
Prices: For basic bikes, €9.75 for 24hrs (€6 for each extra day, insurance €3/day).
First thing’s first... let’s pick up our ride. If this is your first time biking in Amsterdam, get a full walkthrough on how the beast operates (locks, lights, rules and regulations, how to recognize the bike paths, etc.). This is the most important thing you will do today. Next up, we’ll head out to the eastern edge of the city center...
Next Move: Cross the bridge in front of MacBikes and turn left at the squat medieval tower (the Schreierstoren). Bike east on the Prins Hendrikkade along the water for a bit over five minutes. Just after you pass a large, green, boat-shaped building on the water to your left (the NEMO science museum), turn right into the small canalside square Kadijksplein (look for the monumental arch). Take your first left onto the residential street Hoogte Kadijk. Follow this to the end and turn slightly to the left at the gas station. Then just look for the giant mother-effing windmill.