We don’t need much gear for cycling in the rain – maybe a poncho if you remember to grab it as you rush out the door. Sometimes I see rainpants. Or huge capes.
Umbrellas are pretty common too – again, if you remember it. This little girl has it figured out:
- get comfy in the cargo bike
- shield yourself from the rain with a bright and super cute umbrella
- relax and let mom do all the work
You may have seen some of these guys and girls around town, collecting tourists or saving a soggy rain-soaked biker. They are the bike taxis and are also part of our Amsterdam street scene! They must be super fit, from riding all day collecting passengers – and must thankful we have no hills and tiny bridges. Seems like a more eco-friendly choice when it comes to public transport.
One of my favourite spots to work is Brazuca Coffee on Ferdinand Bol and Ceintuurbaan. Not only do they offer excellent and curiously strong coffee – but it comes with a fantastic and exciting view of one of the busiest intersections in Amsterdam. And will only get busier with the new metro line opening up across the street.
Watching all the movement on this intersection is mesmerising. It looks like a whole lot of chaos – with people walking, driving, cycling all over the place – but it’s actually highly organised. I never see any crashes, or even close-calls.
Now that’s what I call entertainment.
Holiday lights warm up the streets of Oost! Even on a rainy night, these folks are flying along Javastraat on their way home from work, heading out with friends or just running errands.
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.
Check out Amsterdam Cycle Chic’s top 10 Instagram pics of September.
1. Van Gogh’s Sunflowers
2. Birthday flowers delivery (AP Bloem)
3. Wedding guests
4. Doggy cycling
5. Super daddy
6. Super mummy
7. Urban racing
8. Little girls will grow up
9. Super green
10. No chance to go incognito
Never think you cycle incognito if you are a dad or a mum, you cant take your kids Seat away! See more pic on our last post on amsterdamcyclechic.com Have a good rainy day Amsterdammers ☔️ #incognito #daddy #mummy #mums #parenthood #velo #bike #fiets #cycling #kidsseat #poncho #rain #amsterdam #cyclechic #nofilter
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A little bit of leg during the morning rush hour doesn’t hurt anyone.
In summer or winter, man or woman, young or older; everyone can fall in love with the useful folding bike. Already during World War I, people used folding bikes, see this amazing picture here taken in 1917. by Aude