✓You've been to the Rijksmuseum and Anne Frank, taken a canal cruise and gotten yelled at for taking a photo while standing in the bike lane. You've the tourist thing.
✓What next? Rent a bike and for 24 hours, you an Amsterdammer. Go anywhere, anytime, just like a local. This is your moment.You've already heard the furious bike bell "GRINGA-RING-GRING-GRING!!" telling you to get the hell out of the bike path. We know: it's terrifying. But now that you already know the rules, it's time to experience Amsterdam from the other side: the bike side. Everybody in Amsterdam rides a bike. There are more bikes than people in the city, and every day its citizens cycle more than 2 million kilometers! That's because Amsterdam is built for bicycles. Without a doubt, riding a bike is the best way to get around town. All you need to do is rent one.
✓Yellow Bikes has been in the bike renting game since way back in 1990. Centrally located, they offer a great range of bike tours, and of course, for the free-spirited: this 24 hour rental.
✓The staff is hyper-knowledgeable, fast, and friendly. They'll turn you loose on the city in no time.
✓NOTE: Amsterdammers ride their bikes in Amsterdam every day. You don't. Stay to the right-hand side of the bike lanes until you're comfortable. And watch how the locals use hand signals. Then do likewise.