Bike taxi in Amsterdam. Bike taxis are a new kind of urban gondola and the perfect way to get around Amsterdam. No air pollution. No noise, apart from the odd squeak and the occasional bell ring. No hassle. Bike taxis are three-wheeled post-modern style rickshaws with open windows and fluorescent sides. They are pedal-powered and come with two small batteries to enable the driver to steer over Amsterdam’s infamous bridges or to carry extra heavy passengers.