Cycling in the Netherlands is fantastic because it is so flat, you can go for long stretches without the exhaustion. This weekend we rode with some friends to Bloemendaal ann Zee and back. I definitely recommend this trip if you're visiting Amsterdam for a week or more, or living here.
Amsterdam -> Haarlem -> Bloemendal aan Zee
Distance: Roughly 20 km each direction.
Level: Easy but long.
Perks: Taking a rest in Haarlem for a broodje and a beer. The beach is surprisingly lovely (even for someone with Sydney beach standards :)). Going by Schipol and watching the planes fly over you.
Photos courtesy of our guest Tony
Stopover in Haarlem for a beer and a broodje
Bloemendaal aan Zee