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Get your prenuptial celebrations well and truly underway with a leisurely bike ride through the beautiful streets of Amsterdam - on our hen party Beer Bike!
This unique mode of transport enables you and the girls to take in some of the sights while sipping refreshing beer or Prosecco on your hen weekend in Amsterdam.
The Beer Bike holds 20 litres of beer and can accommodate up to 16 people. It also comes with a responsible driver to steer the way so all you have to do is peddle, drink and have fun.
Oh yes, we do love the Beer Bike...
Just like how parents don't like to pick a favourite between their kids, we don't like to pick favourites when it comes to our hen party activities...
But, if we did this Beer Bike activity would definitely get a whole lot more love!
About the Beer Bike:
While drink driving is very much frowned upon pretty much everywhere in the world, the famed Beer Bike has made it possible for beer-loving hen parties to cruise and booze -and it's an absolute must when it comes to the hen weekend in Amsterdam. Not just because this is one of our favourite activities, but this portable bar on wheels was invented in Amsterdam in the late 1990s.
So, regardless of where you are in the world or whether you call in a Fietscafe, Pedal Crawler, Pedibus, Cycle Pub, Bierbike, Megacycle, or Birriciclo, the original and first Beer Bike came from Amsterdam!
There are two different stories about how the Beer Bike came about. The first and most widely known and believed is about Zwier van Laar. It is said the Dutchman invented the first Beer Bike as a way to help the owner of a local pub who wanted to promote his pub at a locale parade on Queens Day. And, it clearly worked!
The next theory is far less factual and believable, but we kind of wish it was true. The second story states that some ridiculously intoxicated men were biking to their village from their local pub with a lot of beer. As you can imagine, they were stopped by the police and arrested. And, despite being drunk, they didn't love the idea of leaving their precious bikes on the side of the road so they got loaded into the police van along with the drunks. Apparently, in the back of the van, the men began to come up with different ideas about how to fix their situation.
They thought if there was some kind of vehicle where they could drink and ride at the same time, they would not be stopped by the police. More importantly, less beer would be spilt and that was their main concern as riding and drinking saw a lot of beer going to waste.
Regardless of how the Beer Bike came about, it's one of the best activities on offer in Amsterdam and guaranteed to be a hit during your hen weekend!
And, unlike in other countries where the beer bike is banned from the main roads, you'll pedal the canal-lined streets of Amsterdam and see some top sights during this 1-hour and 15-minute Beer Bike activity. More importantly, you'll have 20 litres of beer to help keep you 'hydrated' and fuel the hen party celebrations.
What our customers say about Hen Weekend Amsterdam and this Beer Bike Activity:
"Fantastic place for a hen weekend, our age range was 28 to 74.. there was something for everyone. Highlights were Prosecco Bike Ride and Burlesque Lesson, everyone loved it;" Tracey L
"Loved it! Exciting to be with friends and everything we booked through Maximise was perfect for us! Recommend Amsterdam and Maximise," Rachel William.
"Accommodation was great and very central. The reps looked after us really well and made sure everything was on time and that we were happy! Amsterdam is very pretty, the nightlife was great - something for everyone and we were welcome everywhere we went! Brilliant weekend overall," Sophie Grant.
GOOD TO KNOW:
The Beer Bike is available all year round and the bikes are usually fitted with a canopy in the event of rain. A number of different time slots are available and Beer Bike carries 5-16 people.
If you're undecided and want some more information on a Hen Weekend in Amsterdam, this Beer Bike activity or any of Maximise's Hen Party Destinations or Activities, you can call our Sales Team on 0208 236 0111.
Alternatively, you can complete an Express Inquiry and receive your free quotes, more information and ideas.
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