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Renting a bike in Rotterdam

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In order to arrive at your destination fast and cheap, renting a bike in Rotterdam is a great solution. Throughout the entire city you will find many lanes on which you can safely ride your bike. Especially in the summer months it’s the ideal solution to experience the city! There are two ways in which you can rent a bike during your stay: 

 

1. OV-bike/public transport bike

Spread throughout the city, many bus-, tram-, metro- or train stations have a rental point where you can pick up a bike. This will cost you €3,85 for 24 hours. After 72 hours, you have to pay an additional fee of €5,00. After you finished riding the bike, you are expected to return the bike to the same pick-up-point you initially got it from.

IMPORTANT: In order to rent an OV-bike you have to own a personal ov-card. Thanks to the chip located in the card, your card will be identified when choosing the bike. Below is an overview of all the locations scattered throughout Rotterdam where you can pick-up a bike.

Rotterdam Alexander

Marten Meesweg 151

3068 AV Rotterdam

Opening hours

Monday – Sunday: open 24 hours

 

Rotterdam Blaak

Kolk 172

3011 MD Rotterdam

Opening hours

Monday – Thursday: 07:00 – 19.30

Friday: 07:00 – 21:30

Saturday: 07:00 – 18:15

Sunday: 10:30 – 18:15

Holidays: closed

 

Rotterdam Capelsebrug

Abram van Rijckevorselplein 46

3065 SM Rotterdam

Opening hours

Monday – Sunday: open 24 hours

 

Rotterdam Centraal

Stationsplein 298

3013 AK Rotterdam

Opening hours

Monday & Tuesday: 04.45 – 02.10

Wednesday: 4.45 – 01.30

Thursday: 05.00 – 01.30

Friday: 05.00 – 02.10

Saturday & Sunday: 05.10 – 02.10

 

Rotterdam Kralingsezoom

Kralingse Zoom

3062 SM Rotterdam

Opening hours

Monday – Sunday:  open 24 hours

 

Rotterdam Lombardijen

Zuidkreek 27

3079 Rotterdam

Sorry, opening hours are unknown.

 

Rotterdam Marconiplein

Marconiplein

3027 AX Rotterdam

Opening hours

Monday – Sunday:  open 24 hours

 

Rotterdam Metrostation Slinge

Slinge 763

3086 EZ Rotterdam

Opening hours

Monday – Sunday:  open 24 hours

 

Rotterdam Wilhelminaplein

Wilhelminakade 32

3072 AR Rotterdam

Opening hours

Monday – Sunday:  open 24 hours

 

Rotterdam Zuidplein

Metroplein 45

3083 BB Rotterdam

Opening hours

Monday – Thursday:  07:00-19:00

Friday: 07:00-21:30

Saturday: 07:00-18:00

Sunday and holidays: closed

 

Find more information about the ov-bike here.

 

2. Renting companies

Don’t own a personal OV card? Renting a bike is the perfect alternative then! There are different renting companies in Rotterdam. Via the website BimBimBikes you can get an overview of the best option for you. Below we explain how it works:

 

BimBimBikes

This company is an online platform that functions as a mediator between you and other renting companies. On this site, you book and pay for your bike. An easy way if you don’t want to search yourself! But how does this work exactly?

Step 1. Visit the websitechoose the Netherlands and type in Rotterdam. If you want to read the website in a different language, you can switch to another language in the right corner.

Step 2. Look at all the renting companies that pop up on the website and compare prices. Here you make the decision with which company you want to do business.

Step 3. When you have chosen a company, select the dates you want to rent the bike.

Step 4. Also fill in the type and number of bikes you want to rent. On your right, the total amount you have to pay will come up.

Step 5. Close the payment using Paypal, Mastercard, Maestro, Visa or iDeal. Then you’ll receive a confirmation from BimBimBikes.

 

Those were the two options for renting a bike in Rotterdam! If you’re planning on staying in Rotterdam for a few months or even indefinitely; buy a bike! We recommend to get a second hand one, as bikes are often stolen in the city center. To get yours, check out Marktplaats or a Rotterdam community Facebook group. 

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