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Dutch Cycling Trends

Where did Spring go?

The mist rolls in and back go our gloves and scarves. Let’s hope it’s just for a day! I will miss all the layers and a good animal print.

…9 days until Spring!

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By Mel.


Bike bright!

Stand out from the crowd with bright, wild, neon colours! Make your bike a masterpiece.

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By Mel


Cycle Bikers

These two super chic biker couple take a cruise through Dam Square. Biker jackets, ripped jeans, black tandem..let’s roll!

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By Mel


National Tulip Day 2015

This past weekend was the much anticipated start of the Tulip season. 200,000 colourful Tulips were ‘planted’ in front of The Royal Palace of Amsterdam in Dam Square as part of an annual pop-up celebration held to celebrate our national symbol. The best part of it all was that the general public were invited to pick their own bouquet of fresh tulips! (if you were patient enough to cue up for hours!)

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Bikes of course were out in full force, with their crates swinging with gorgeous towering tulips. The red colour represented Red Cross who was a sponsor of the event. They want this to be “a reason to share and give flowers to your neighbour, to show you care”. Let’s hope there was some sharing done here as it’s easy to take home beauties like these just for yourself.

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Couldn’t get any more Dutch than this!

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Happy Tulip Day!

By Mel.


Winter cool.

Baby it’s cold outside, so get out your wools, hats, big jackets and get (back) on that bike.

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By Mel


Commuting by ferry in Amsterdam

My morning commute, waiting for the ferry #amsterdam #bikeams #roetz #ij #cycling #cyclechic #azartplein #amsterdamnoord #ilovenoordWaiting for the ferry at azartplein #amsterdamnoord @vanmoof #cyclechic #commute #dutchdesign
Since a month I work in Amsterdam-Noord, the neighbourhood at the other side of the IJ river. To get there by bike you either have to go all the way to the East side and cross two big bridges, or you take a ferry. Since March there is a new ferry at Java-eiland (the ‘Oostveer’ at Azartplein). I love it. You don’t have to cross the busy city centre and you have a great view over the water. It is actually quite relaxing after a day of hard work or after baby rush hour in the morning.

This is what it looks like when the ferry arrives:

Cyclists checking their phone while waiting for the ferry #ilovenoord #amsterdamnoord #cycling #smartphone #cyclechic #bikeams #modernlife
Dog waiting for the ferry #amsterdamnoord #amsterdam #ilovenoord #dog #cyclechic #ferry #oostveer
Taking a suitcase in a child seat crossing the IJ by ferry #amsterdamnoord #amsterdam #dutchbike #urbantransport #oostveer #ilovenoord #cyclechic #ij #ferry

  • Curious what it is to take one of the other ferries? Read the post by Else: Living in Amsterdam Noord
  • Want to try the ‘Oostveer’? Check out the ferry timetable, it goes only three times per hour
  • Want to learn more about Amsterdam Noord? Visit the great website I Love Noord

by Joni


Taking the dog for a walk..on a bike!

We love taking the dog for a walk, but it’s not often you see people taking them for a walk…whilst riding their bike! Goes to show that Amsterdam is a bike and dog friendly city even in peak hour :)

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By Mel


Sequinned chic

Glitz and glam on a chilly Fall day in Amsterdam

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By Mel


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.


Party Time!

Arriving to parties by bike is super fun, but balancing a handful of balloons flying around can get slightly challenging. This family of 4 seemed to handle it nicely! Happy days..

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By Mel


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