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38HOURS launch memories

It was a successful launch last night at the 38HOURS travel magazine launch in Amsterdam. Everyone cycled along to the at Tommy Truelove vintage store where the event was held and local Brouwerij ‘t Ij ale flowed freely.
Guests spoke about the love for travel and we we happy to meet readers of our blog which we are always a little chuffed about!

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The style of the store inspiring vintage-styled attire to the evening.

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We anxiously flicked through to find our article!

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Marc, the magazine editor was there on the night joining in the fun.

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Three crazy Amsterdam Cycle Chic-ers Mel, Meredith and Aude, got into the spirit of the evening..we missed you Joni!

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Lost Cabin performed for the guests and also George from the cafe and brunch spot ‘G’s’ also came along.

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Meredith proudly shows our article which talks about the history of Cycling in Amsterdam from the 19th century until today. And sharing a little insight into our way of life..cycling!

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Happy revellers cycling home from the event.
We would like to thank 38HOURS for the opportunity to be part of this great travel guide and we wish them all the luck in all their new guides to cool cities in the world!

By Mel.

38HOURS in Amsterdam. What would you do?

Come and join the Amsterdam Cycle Chic-ers tomorrow night at the 38HOURS launch party in Amsterdam. Click here to join. It was a privilege to be asked to contribute to the cool new travel guide curated exclusively on the fabulous city of Amsterdam.

So cycle down to the Prinsenstraat and have a sip of local beer, listen to some music to gear up for the weekend. Stay tuned for our next post for updates on the event..we hope to see you there!

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38HOURS in Amsterdam from 38HOURS on Vimeo.

The Amsterdam Cycle Chic team.

Cyclist of the Month… Camiel, founder Ace&Tate

“Why do we have so many different pairs of shoes and just one pair of glasses?” asks Camiel, our cyclist of the month. Camiel founded Ace&Tate to democratise eyewear. The Amsterdam startup has been named one of the “TOP 100 HOT STARTUPS” by Wired Magazine. So we decided to interview Camiel about his company, cycling to work and his bike.
camiel, founder Ace&Tate in front of the Fietskantine, overtoom Amsterdam
Cycling to work
Ace&Tate is located on the Overtoom – city centre Amsterdam. The team of around 20 people all cycle to work. “We stay in the city centre, because we want to cycle to work. My colleagues all live in or close to Amsterdam’s city centre. My commutes leads me through the Vondelpark, my favourite cycling spot. I love cutting through runners, skaters and other cyclists. The chaos is what makes Amsterdam the lively city it is.” Ace&Tate’s office is located right above Amsterdam’s first bike café.

Camiel has lived and worked in London and Dublin, in those cities he never cycled: “In Dublin I could have cycled but I lived so close to work and the city centre that I walked everywhere. In London I didn’t feel safe at all on a bike. There is a lot of work to be done in London to make it as bike friendly as here in The Netherlands.”
Cyclist of the month; Camiel founder Ace&Tate
Camiel’s bike
Camiel cycles a traditional opafiets (Dutch bike) and recently upgraded his bike with a crate on his front carrier. “I use it a lot to bring around our glasses to events or concept stores.” Besides glasses and groceries, a lady’s handbag is often to be found in Camiel’s crate: “When me and my girlfriend go out, we always take one bike. She sits on the back carrier and throws her bag in my crate.”

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Ace&Tate eyewear is made by hand in Italy. They sell for: 98 euros (or 89 pounds) per frame, including prescription glasses. Camiel: “Our trick is to cut out the middlemen. That makes our glasses affordable. So you can have different frames for different outfits and occasions. Our dream is that in a few years every European thinks of Ace&Tate when thinking of eyewear.”

- More information on: aceandtate.com.
Cyclist of the month; Camiel founder Ace&Tate

Instamonth: September top 10 Instagram pics

Check out Amsterdam Cycle Chic’s top 10 of September Instagram pics.

1. Man on blue bike

2. Music, coffee, bike, sunshine what more do you need?

3. Tourists visiting Amsterdam

4. Bringing her new plant home

5. Love the hair!

6. Weekend: Family time!

7. Grandpa Day

8. Cycling barefoot

9. Cycling with balloons

10. Daddy and daughter

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Are you already following us on Instagram? You should, if you want to learn more about Amsterdam’s cycling culture and enjoy the diversity of cyclists and bikes in Amsterdam’s streets. Every month we will post the most liked Instagram shots here on our blog.

Sarphatistraat

Sarphatistraat

by Aude

Sarphatistraat is one of Amsterdam’s main streets. Even if the city is known for all its narrow streets, canals and bridges, some streets are wide and full of trees like in other European capitals. Do you recognize which part is is?

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