Amsterdam is one of the best walking cities I have ever been to although it takes a bit to get used to.
Here bikes are King. The Amsterdam Guide says it best. "A typical Amsterdam street scene sees countless cyclists either heading to or from work, transporting young children to school, or carrying anything from groceries or house pets to impressively tricky objects like big suitcases, ladders or even bulky furniture. From students to police officers and from bank staff to couriers, everybody’s on a bike – cycling is the most egalitarian mode of transport in Amsterdam."
There are bikes stands everywhere but the bike garage at Central Station takes the cake.
Three stories of bicycle parking and that is only a part of available bike parking at the station.
They are used for everything and just to get around.
|You Can go for a Ride With Your Best Friend|
|Take the dog for a walk with your girlfriend|
|Take the kid out for a ride|
|Even a place to put a cover in the rain|
|Get Food Delivered. Foodora is like Skip the Wishes on two Wheels|
|Talk on the phone with your friends|
Traditional Dutch bikes are black with a frame which we'd call a women's bike in North America. People paint their bikes in bright colours which makes them easier to identify since about 90,000 of them get stolen each year.
|On Rare Occasions Some People Stop to Text|