Beware of the ultimate art of keeping balanced on your fancy bike: riding a slippery and snow-layered surface, steering your bike with one hand, while carrying wooden planks on your shoulder (probably to build a sauna at home, or something: man is it cold these days in Amsterdam!!)
The cold and white feeling we missed for Xmas is in town since a week, Amsterdammers love it and keep on cycling very chic!
Yesterday night, the national institute for weather issued a “code orange”. This doesn’t mean the celebration of a winter Queensday (although it would be fun!) but it is an extreme weather warning. So in other words: it’s gonna snow big time. “If possible stay home” said the weather man, and so did I! These pictures were thus taken from my balcony with a cup of hot chocolate waiting for me on my desk.. Respect to all the snow-cyclists out there!
As in most of Europe, Amsterdam is still wearing a white blanket. It is so cold that nobody wants to go out apart for real emergencies: empty fridge alert!