Inspired by Copenhagen Cycle Chic

Omafiets

Amsterdam Cycle Chic

Anyone up for short Dutch lesson? I already told you at the time what was an “Opa“. Now let’s talk about the “Oma”: it is the grandma. You may think I love old people, and I do. But I am not the one who invented the expression “Omafiets”. “Fiets” means bike in Dutch so “Omafiets” is a grandma bike. And trust me the Omafiets is the fancy old classic that most of people in Amsterdam are riding on.

Amsterdam Cycle chic

by Aude

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2 responses

  1. Benjamin

    Oh noooo… You miss two Omafiets essentials:

    – The funcky stand at the back wheel, which flips under the wheel when parked.
    – And the nifty little detail of a small piece of tube between the two diagonal tubes in the frame

    August 21, 2013 at 10:23

  2. Koen

    Actually, your examples are not exactly omafietsen…. Just upright Ladies’ bikes. An Omafiets has that characteristic curved tube and very upright high stance for the handlebars. And yes, a particular kind of bike stand that folds under the luggage rack. Very nice photos though.

    October 21, 2013 at 08:15

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