Inspired by Copenhagen Cycle Chic

Transport by bike

How to bike in the rain

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:

  1. get comfy in the cargo bike
  2. shield yourself from the rain with a bright and super cute umbrella
  3. relax and let mom do all the work

How to bike in the rain//

Public transport

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.

ACC_Bike taxis

A coffee with a view

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.


Dappermarkt night

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.

dappermarkt night 2

By Sarah

A bike full of wood

I can only imagine this conversation: Hey man, what are you going to do with all that wood? I don’t know, gonna make something cool. Maybe a nice fence for your garden? For sure.

Seriously, what’s this guy going to do with all those branches? Obviously he just found them and loaded them up on his bike – otherwise he would have a proper transport method, right? Who knows! Oh Amsterdam. How I love you.

A bike full of wood//

The things they carry

carrying things on bikes landscape grid

I love seeing the range of items Amsterdammers transport on their bikes. A coffee maker, a gas can, even a table… these folks make it look easy! Something to aspire to.

By Sarah

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. 


Instagram top 10 September

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

Super mummy after work #amsterdam #daycare #school #afterschool #afterwork #cyclechic #bikeams #bike #bici #kids #family #familytime

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7. Urban racing

8. Little girls will grow up

Little girls Will grow up #school #morningride #mother #daughter #family #bakfiets #cyclechic #bikeams #amsterdamcyclechic

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9. Super green

10. No chance to go incognito

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.

Nice legs!

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


Folding bike lovers

folding bike by audeIn 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. folding bike by aude-2by Aude


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