Our experience using the coolest bike rental in Amsterdam

We recently started cooperating with Donkey Republic, a super cool 24/7 bike rental app with bikes in 50 cities around the world (and growing fast).

The fact that they’re available in so many cities is the major reason is a very major plus for us as frequent travelers. 1 app on our phone to rent a bike all over the world would be a dream come true – and Donkey Republic is getting closer by the day.

Of course we wanted to test them out, and where better than in our home city and bike capital of the world (sorry Copenhagen, we’re a bit prejudiced): Amsterdam?

Step 1. Booking & picking up

Donkey Republic has bikes all over the place in Amsterdam. You can choose the closest location they have one from the comfort of your house or hotel, and make a reservation to be sure there’s one available for you. This is a major advantage over bike sharing services we’ve used all over the world, where it’s always a surprise if there’s a bike for you left when you arrive on a pick-up / drop-off location.

Most users will drop off the bike at the same place they picked it up. But via the app you can also select a different drop off location for a reasonable extra fee of Euro 3,=.

Step 2: Picking up

Really cool, the bike unlocks using bluetooth! It works flawlessly, and it’s fun to see the surprised faces of Amsterdam locals when you unlock the bike from a little distance :).

And that’s it – there’s nothing more to it than making a reservation via the app, unlocking & dropping off your bike again when you’re finished.

How much?

The ​longer ​you ​rent, ​the ​cheaper ​it ​gets. ​Average ​renting ​prices ​in ​Amsterdam ​are:
€6 ​for ​2 ​hours
€12 ​for ​1 ​day
€21 ​for ​2 ​days

Opening ​times: ​24/7
Customer ​support ​number ​in ​the ​Netherlands: +31 ​85 ​8885 ​646

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