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Tag Archives: Amsterdam

’Tis the season to be cycling

The December darkness is here again. With about 16 hours of darkness for every 24 hours in the Netherlands we all long for light! As is the case in many … Continue reading

19 December 2013 · 2 Comments

Amsterdam children fighting cars in 1972

“This would be a perfect area for a trial with a maximum speed of 30km/h” (18mph) explains a traffic expert of the city of Amsterdam to a child in a … Continue reading

12 December 2013 · 37 Comments

Enjoying Bach on your Bike

Last week the annual company outing took me to Amsterdam for a visit to the Rijksmuseum. That’s the museum that has the cycle path running right through it. While most … Continue reading

7 November 2013 · 9 Comments

Amsterdam cycling in the 1950s

Sometimes you find little gems on YouTube. This is one of those! An American film showing cycling in Amsterdam in the 1950s. It is tempting to think nothing has changed … Continue reading

5 August 2013 · 8 Comments

Bicycle Underpass Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

It was opened on the 13th of July, 1885, the magnificent national museum of the Netherlands; the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. And it was festively re-opened on April 13th this year, … Continue reading

18 July 2013 · 9 Comments

Cycle Parade through Amsterdam

A large group of people cycling on a wide variety of very different bicycles made a tour through Amsterdam last Sunday, 19th of May. On the occasion of the opening … Continue reading

23 May 2013 · 18 Comments

A modern Amsterdam Roundabout

There was some confusion in the United Kingdom about ‘Dutch style roundabouts’ now that two different developments are going on at the same time. On the one hand Transport for … Continue reading

9 May 2013 · 71 Comments

Amsterdam bicycle rush hour

Cycling in the centre of Amsterdam is not something I get to do very often, but earlier this month I jumped at the opportunity. I cycled to and from a … Continue reading

28 March 2013 · 10 Comments

The Moped Menace in the Netherlands

More than half of Amsterdam’s over 25,000 so-called ‘light’ moped riders admits they ‘almost always’ ride too fast. That was the news of this week. But it wasn’t really news. The … Continue reading

23 February 2013 · 40 Comments

Cycling around in Amsterdam

On one of the last days of the year I cycled around Amsterdam with two other bloggers. Doug Gordon or BrooklynSpoke from New York and Marc van Woudenberg better known … Continue reading

31 December 2012 · 11 Comments

’Tis the season to be cycling 2012

December is the month the Dutch decorate their cities and towns with light ornaments. They call December ‘the dark days before Christmas’ and with good reason. In June there is … Continue reading

19 December 2012 · 5 Comments

Trouble in paradise?

“Problems all-too familiar to car drivers the world over, from traffic jams to road-rage and lack of parking, are now also threatening to turn the Dutch dream of bicycling bliss … Continue reading

22 November 2012 · 26 Comments
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