The constant rain and puddles makes this little jolly down to Ouderkerk seem very far away now.
Cycling in Amsterdam isn’t really a lifestyle choice, it is just the way. To get out of the city and see the open (and flat) Dutch countryside, just follow the Amstel river south.
Ouderkerk is nothing more than a village, and it is really the journey rather than the destination which makes this trip worthwhile
Plenty of bars mind, which you will need for recharging. I heard somewhere that beer is the most hydrating drink we can embibe. This is probably an urban legend propagated by the folks down at Heineken HQ, but I don’t really want this one disproved.