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Cycle Chicstagram October

Check out Amsterdam Cycle Chic’s top 10 Instagram pics of October.

1. Iris on her new bike

2. Colder mornings

3. Doggy morning run

Doggy morning run #amsterdamstyle #fietspad #hond #uitlaten #walkingthedog #Amsterdam #bikeams #dog #perro #bicicleta #cyclechic

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4. Speedy super daddy

Speedy super daddy #threekids #cargobike #fatherandson #starwarstshirt #bakfiets #bikeams #dutchguy #dutchbike #cyclechic #familycycling

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5. Lambike ;-P

6. OMG, that is sooo Dutch

7. On the ferry

8. Waiting for a friend

Waiting for his friend to cross the street #amsterdamstyle #amstel #bikeams #dutchbike #Amsterdam #cyclechic #cyclingforallages

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9. Cycling with his daughter’s back pack

10. Deux par deux

Are you already following us on Instagram? You should, if you want to learn more about Amsterdam’s cycling culture and enjoy the diversity of cyclists and bikes in Amsterdam’s streets. Every month we will post the most liked Instagram shots here on our blog.

TGIF joy ride

Last night these two were speeding down the Weesperzijde – with smiles of course – definitely in a hurry to get to their destination, which likely had beers and bitterballen awaiting them. ;)


Need a new idea for a cheap date?

One of my favorite things to do is to ride next to my partner, hand in hand. I know, I know, so girly, romantic, and cheesy and blah blah blah – but come on! You know you like it to. These 2 couldn’t get enough of each other last night. Held hands for blocks and blocks… 

Sometimes you don’t even need a destination when you’re in love and on a bike in Amsterdam. Let your ride be your date. See where the evening takes you. 


Hockey Sunday

Today was the perfect day for hockey. Amsterdamse Bos is a short bike-ride from the city centre of Amsterdam – and you are transported to another world when you reach there. Hockey season has been open for a few weeks now, and today we had summer back from just one day. Perfect weather for outdoor sports!





By Mel

Optimists vs Pessimists

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Summer’s last days

Rain every day and then one little pocket of sunshine… and it’s shorts and ponytails again.


Nice legs!

A little bit of leg during the morning rush hour doesn’t hurt anyone. 



It is just impossible to cycle incognito in Amsterdam. I mean, as a Mum or Dad!
incognito by aude-8I collect all those pictures to illustrate my observation :incognito by aude-5
incognito by aude-4Daddys…incognito1 by aude
… or Mummys : For everyone you are a parent first!
incognito by aude-2You will never have the student look anymore ;) incognito by aude-3
Those pictures are more representative of today: incognito under poncho!
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It’s pooring in town! incognito by aude-7


Paris sweetness in De Pijp

“In Paris, people care a lot about the quality of food. In Amsterdam the price or quantity of food is sometimes more important. But it seems to be changing. Amsterdammers care more and more about good ingredients and are happy to pay a bit more for high quality food or drinks. That’s why I opened my patisserie here last year. I want to introduce Amsterdammers to the art of French pastry making. ” Parisian Audrey Krief is the owner of ‘My Little Patisserie’ in De Pijp. ‘My Little Patisserie’ is a small café with the best éclairs I have ever tasted. Audrey learned to make patisserie in the French capital and now cycles every day on her VanMoof bike to her own cafe to make these little delights for Dutchies. We asked her to be our Cyclist of the Month.
Interviewing Audrey, owner of My Little Patisserie, she is our cyclist of the month. Interview will be online tomorrow @vanmoof #vanmoofbike #patisserie #parisian #parisiangirl #depijp #frenchinamsterdam #eclairs #velo #cyclechic #lotsixtyonecoffee #vanmo

Paris in Amsterdam

When you enter My Little Patisserie, you feel like being in Paris. French magazines, a map of Paris on the wall and often you hear people speaking French. Audrey: “It’s nice how many customers start speaking French to me. Almost all Dutch people learned it at high school and here in this little French place, they like to practice. Often my conversations go from French to English to Dutch without us even noticing that we spoke so many different languages.”

Audrey from My Little Patisserie


“I started my career in the movie industry. I worked for 4 years in Australia and New Zealand. When I came back to Paris, I wanted to learn something new. I wanted to make something instead of sitting behind my computer.” That’s why Audrey decided to learn the art of patisserie making at the Ecole de Boulangerie et de Pâtisserie de Paris. After that she worked in a famous Parisian patisserie. “It had always been my dream to start my own business. This dream came true last December, when I opened this place in De Pijp.”
Audrey from My Little Patisserie

Amsterdam vs. Paris

“I love living in Amsterdam. Amsterdammers are more relaxed than Parisians. I think cycling really contributes to this relaxed lifestyle. In Paris you see people during their long commutes sitting unhappy in full metros or buses. In Amsterdam people spend their energy on cycling instead of on being frustrated or angry. The smaller size of the city and the more relaxed atmosphere makes the quality of life in Amsterdam higher than in Paris. I do miss the great shopping in Paris. Clothes, food, patisserie, there is so much choice there!” Audrey from My Little Patisserie

Thank you Audrey for bringing this sweet part of French cuisine to Amsterdam. Eating an éclair au chocolat or choux vanille fraise et rose once in a while, definitely makes the quality of life in our city even better!

  • Visit the website of My Little Patisserie
  • Audrey is looking for a barista to help her on Sundays. Send her an email if you’re interested: audrey[at]
  • Want to learn how to make real French eclairs? Audrey starts with workshops in September. Contact her for more information.

Amsterdam tip #36

Whats the first thing you should do when you’re invited into a canal house in Amsterdam? Especially one on the third floor? 

Run to the window and admire the view! First the gables. Then the rooftops and roof gardens. And then the street below. (Then obsessively take photos of people biking by.)




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