Photo Friday: Amsterdam

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Yeah, so it’s Saturday and I am just posting this Photo Friday of Amsterdam bikes. Forgive me! I had such a long, stressful week I crashed last night like a 5 year old after a day at Disneyland. 4 years ago I had an epic spring break trip. I was studying abroad in Salamanca, and we had over two weeks off from classes. I spent the first week traveling around Belgium and the Netherlands with a friend from home, and the second week in Poland and then down on the Amalfi Coast in southern Italy. See what I mean? Epic!

There is so much I could say about Amsterdam. From the colorful brick houses to the green canals, to the coffeeshops and red-light district (since my mom reads this blog, I’m not gonna say ANYTHING about that), to the world-class museums, where do I even begin? So instead I chose a picture that I think really describes the city. An army of bicycles!

Everyone in Holland rides bicycles; it’s amazing! Instead of looking for cars to cross the street, you have to watch out for the bikes. And when you are cycling around, make sure to watch out for the deep ruts in the street for the trams. I snapped this picture near the train station; it is literally a parking lot only for bikes! Bikes are everywhere in Holland, with over 400km of bike paths and over half a million bikes, it’s the easiest way to get around. Just make sure you don’t fall into a canal!

Have you ever been to Amsterdam? Did you ride a bike there? What do you think about bike-friendly cities?

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  1. I’ll be heading to Amsterdam soon and will be checking out the Rijksmuseum while there. I guess hiring a bicycle will make sense, so that I can cover more ground while I’m in the city. Your photo captures how it is there.

  2. It’s good to see a country where there’s more bicycles being used as public transportation than cars.

  3. Have visited Amsterdam some years ago and I was getting the only really sunny days during an icy month of March! Lucky me! I am waiting for a longer text about it! Please! Its such a joy reading you!

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