A nice way to see Amsterdam and also outside along the canal. Bikes can be rented including at Mac Bike rentals at locations including the Central Station, Leidseplein, Waterlooplein and Overtoom. Do you have an OV-bicycle subscription NS? Then rent a public bike slightly cheaper.
One important tip if you are cycling through Amsterdam; take care of the tramways. In the centre (especially in the area of the Dam), it pays to move away and a bit of walking, because in addition to heavy traffic, trams run all here together. The tires of your bike go right on the tram tracks and can get stuck so you get stopped abruptly (and usually located next to your bike). Anyone who has come to live in Amsterdam, has ever experienced this (we speak from experience) so never cycle parallel to a tram line.