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Hotel Bike Bell

The most original bike gadget seen in Amsterdam’s streets is definitely the Hotelfietsbel (Hotel Bike Bell). It is the famous hotel bell, but then on a bicycle. It is stylish, shiny and makes a great sound.

The Hotel bike bell is an invention of Anton Frima. He makes the bells himself at home. He already sold more than a hundred and not only in The Netherlands, he also ships them to other countries. We got to know this bike bell by this great video made by Amsterdam artist Aart Taminiau. Watch it and learn more about the history of the hotel bike bell!

The Hotelbikebell from Aart Taminiau on Vimeo.

Anton came up with the idea when he was buying a bicycle bell in a Dutch warehouse and saw the ‘Hotel Bell’. “Why can’t I put that bell on my bike? It makes a loud enough sound, looks good and is something different”, he thought. So he decided to investigate everything about Hotel bells. He bought many different ones, on flee markets and on the internet, to find the perfect hotel bell for on a bicycle. He also came up with a way to assemble the Hotel bell to a bike and has been working on perfectionising the bell since March 2011.
Anton was born and raised in the Dutch city of Eindhoven. He lives in Amsterdam since 2009. Anton works full time at Doctors without Borders (Médecins sans frontières) and in his spare time he is making the bike bells and cycles his Dutch bike or races on his racing bike. He delivers the bells for free in Amsterdam and even assembles them to your bike!

Check out the website for more information and to order an original handmade Hotelfiesbel!

You now have the unique chance to win a Hotelfietsbel! How?
Post your best picture about Music & Bikes (please be creative, surprise us!) to our Facebook page or Flickr Group.

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4 responses

  1. Tom

    As a proud owner of a hotel bike bell, I can but approve of my joy to warn everyone around of my arrival by bike with the typical ting-tong of the hotel bike bell. Respect guaranteed!

    October 8, 2012 at 07:58

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