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Sunday style on Utrechtsestraat

This is one of my favorite streets for shopping, people watching, coffee drinking, and of course cycling. I never tire of watching the stylish peeps riding by. Boots, scarves, beards, berets, colorful bags. Eye candy galore!

Plus, everyone always slows down to look at the shop windows (which are always oh-so enticing). Some people see me taking photos and give a smile. Thanks guys!

Sunday style on Utrechtsestraat
Sunday style on Utrechtsestraat
Sunday style on Utrechtsestraat
Sunday style on Utrechtsestraat
Sunday style on Utrechtsestraat


Flea market chic

Last weekend I went to the Ij Hallen flea market over in Noord. Have you been? It’s fun to check out all the funky stuff people are selling–and of course to people watch. Hipster mania! But all types of people, too. Old and young, local and foreign, it doesn’t matter.

My favorite parts of the journey are waiting for the ferry to get there, and waiting for the ferry to go back. Then you get to see all the cool stuff people picked up — often tied to their bike in creative ways. I always end up saying to myself “What!? How did I not see that!” Ugh, next time. Next time.

Flea market chic
Flea market chic
Flea market chic
Flea market chic
-by Meredith


These boots are made for biking

It’s winter, so bring on the boots! Low boots, tall boots, boots with heels, cowboy boots–no matter the size, color or shape, Amsterdammers love their boots. Check out these Sunday boots on bikes…

These boots are made for biking

These boots are made for biking

These boots are made for biking

These boots are made for biking


Sunday smiles

Sunday smiles

 

We all know that cycling makes us smile. Even in the winter cold, when you and a friend are side by side on bikes (maybe talking about last night’s escapades?) it’s like that chill running up your sleeves just disappears.

Or so we think, right?

-Meredith


Punky Sunday

Loving. This. Hair.

Enough said!

Punky Sunday


Double Dutch

When it comes to cycling the Dutch love to double up. Especially on chilly, wintery days like today, it seems like the only way to get around is to jump on the back on your friend’s bike and snuggle up close.  Or hop on a tandem like the adorable cutie-pie in the last pic! Don’t lose those flowers!

Double Dutch
Double Dutch
Double Dutch
Double Dutch
Double Dutch


Cycle chic-in-training

by Meredith
Isn’t this the sweetest?! Daddy and daughter, hand on shoulder…and a cute little orange flag.

Now there’s a chic cyclist-in-training!

by Meredith


Blonde Sunday

by Meredith

Who doesn’t like a blonde on a bike? Nice flowing hair. Great upright posture. Can’t go wrong.

by Meredith


OV chic

by MeredithHeels, tights, and sub-zero weather–a great combination. This girl proves that you can still be chic on the OV Fiets.

But really, Amsterdam, who’s ready for spring?! I know I am.

by Meredith


Cruising Sunday

by MeredithWell hey there pretty lady! She’s got her matching gloves and beanie, and just cruising along on her Old Dutch, carrying some things in her basket and listening to music. This freezing weather isn’t wearing her down at all…it’s almost making her smile!

What made you smile today?

by Meredith


No hands Sunday

by MeredithDo you ride with no hands? Ever since I fell off my bike last July because I tried to ride without hands, I’ve been too scared to do it again. This chick makes it look so easy!

by Meredith


Sunday Snuggle

by MeredithSnowy days are perfect for snuggling up to your loved one. Even on a bike! ♥

by Meredith


Flirty Sunday

by Meredith

by MeredithFlirt tip #17: Get a cute dog. And like a good-sized one (nothing against little dogs!). Put him in your bike basket. Roll up to cute blondes. Make them smile.

Now that’s a flirty Sunday.

by Meredith


Prowling Sunday

by Meredith
by MeredithAude is right! More fur is just what doctor ordered for these chilly winter days. I’m seeing so much fur around the city, aren’t you? Fur hoods, fur hats, fur scarves, fur mitts, fur boots–it’s everywhere! But it’s best worn by bike.

Meredith


Romantic Sunday

by Meredith
I love how cycling is a social thing in this city. And what can be more romantic than cycling along side your honey. This stylish duo sets a high standard for riding side-by-side. Lovely.

by Meredith


Just another rainy day

by Meredith
What happened to all the snow?! I was just getting used to the slip n’ slide riding on the snowy streets. Nevertheless, the terrible wind and rain didn’t stop any Amsterdammers today. It’s almost like nothing can stop these people from riding their bikes!

by Meredith


Snow bunny days

by Meredith

I love this part of the winter, when the snow is frozen in your chains; stuck to the fender; caked on the rims. But I’m so thankful for the little fietspad snow plow that helps us stay cycling chic. Like, super sheeeeek.

By the way, cycle on over to Rotterdam’s IFFR, the best film fest in the world. I just got my tickets–first show is at 9h30 on 2 feb. Come on down, Amsterdammers!

by Meredith


Sunday sledding

by Meredith
I’ve seen tons of adorable kids on or with their sleds these past few days and I keep thinking…where are they going? If you haven’t noticed, this city is really flat. Like really flat. Where are the hills for sledding?!

by Meredith


Tres Sexy Sunday

by Meredith I was in Paris this weekend and couldn’t help but notice all the girls on bikes!  Très sexy! Looks like the Velibe bike share system is getting put to good use. I tried it too! It’s amazing how much smaller the city became when riding a bike. Plus, the first 30 minutes are free! Fantastique! 

by Meredith

by Meredith
by Meredith
by Meredith
by Meredith


Cycle Piet!

by Meredith

Happy Sinterklaas!

I was a lucky girl this morning. I woke up to one of those Dutch organs playing the Sinterklaasje song–at 8 o’clock in the morning. I stumbled over to my balcony only to learn that Sint was coming! I had the best view, too. A million small children lined the alleyway and were waiting for Sint. He finally came, escorted by cycling Zwarte Pieten and he himself was on a motorbike! Maybe the white horse was ill?

Are you celebrating Sinterklaas tonight? I have my poem ready and the zuurkool is on the stove!

by Meredith

sinterklaas celebration

piet on a bike

sinterklaas and piet on a bikesinterklaas celebration

by Meredith

 


Pink Sunday

by MeredithGotta love this bright green bike and bright pink skirt! In the dark of winter, we need bright style like this to make our days last a little longer.

by Meredith


Cycle Chic Republic: Doubling and Cycling together

Cycling is very social, all over the world people cycle together. In a lot of pictures from the Cycle Chic Republic below you see ‘doubling’ (two people on one bike) something you see a lot in Amsterdam!

Copenhagen, Denmark

Snowstorm Doubling - Cycling in Winter in Copenhagen

Lisbon, Portugal

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Toronto, Canada

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Vienna, Austria

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Sydney, Australia

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Budapest, Hungary

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Barcelona, Spain

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Caracas, Venezuela

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Cracow, Poland

Strasbourg, France

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Gdansk, Poland

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Berlin, Germany

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Let it snow

Although the weather outside seems frightful,
and the fire looks so delightful,
we still take our bikes to go,
through the snow, through the snow, through the snow.
Amsterdam cycle chic
Amsterdam cycle chic
Amsterdam cycle chic

Let it snow by Milou


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