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Instamonth: July’s top 10 Instagram pics

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

1. Tutu skirt cycling

2. Another bike going for a walk

And another bike going for a walk! see more on our blog amsterdamcyclechic.com #velo #bike #bikeams #cyclechic

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3. Saturday night on Dam square

4. Summer hat

5. Chatting on a cold summer day

6. Let the sun shine

Let the sun shine in your hair and start your Friday evening #tgif #amsterdam #plantage #cyclepath #bike #velo #bici #bikeams #cyclechic

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7. A bicycle windmill

8. Walking home along the Amstel

Walking home along the Amstel #Amsterdam #bikes #bikeams #dutchbike #panniers

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9. Cycling in the countryside

Cycling in the countryside #achterhoek #Vierakker #thenetherlands #holidaysinthenetherlands #dutchsummer #cycling #thenetherlands

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10. Cyclists of the month: Pancake and ice cream makers

Instamonth
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.

[insert Dutch windmills and bicycles here]

It’s Summertime here so we all like to go on an adventure when it’s warm. Kinderdijk is a gorgeous picture-postcard place to visit just 1.5hours from Amsterdam and it’s bike heaven! Flat terrain, windmils, canals, green grass and fresh air..ahh! So go grab a bike and head out on an adventure..fingers crossed you’ll have the wind at your back!

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By Mel

Cyclists of the Month… Ice cream and pancake makers Jason and Marieke

Amsterdam is a great city for cycling. But in the tourist high season, the city centre becomes crowded like the queues at Disney World. Which is why sensible people then head out to the outer boroughs. Such as ‘the Rivierenbuurt’. There, we spoke with Ice Cream and Pancake Guru Jason – owner of IJsland.
IJsland maasstraat“You can get pancakes and ice cream everywhere in Amsterdam, but we want ours to be a special experience.” says Marieke (who owns and runs IJsland with her husband Jason). They took a chance by setting up shop outside the centre, but their enterprise is now one of the most popular spots in the neighbourhood.

Soft sorbet
‘IJs’ in Dutch means ice cream. Jason tells me about theirs: “Our specialty is making soft sorbets. It is made in a similar way as the soft serve ice cream you see in every snack bar in the Netherlands, but we make it with fresh fruit and in a special machine. We are the only ones in the Netherlands with this soft sorbet machine – the only place using fresh fruit to make it.”
Ice cream at Ijsland

Pancakes
Jason continues: “To be honest, the Dutch cuisine may not be the best of the world. For example: the French are pretty good. But we are definitely good at making pancakes. At IJsland we work with our own mother yeast.  That makes our pancakes special. We serve the typical, bacon and cheese and apple and cinnamon pancakes. But we also do pancakes with coq au vin, boeuf Bourguignon and Mexican chicken.”
Owners Ijsland in Rivierenbuurt

Haarlem
Marieke and Jason live with their two kids in Haarlem, a 15 minute train ride from Amsterdam. “Haarlem is a lovely city. It is smaller than Amsterdam, which makes it a very relaxed place to live as a family,” says Marieke. “In Haarlem we mostly get around in a cargo bike, to get the groceries and bring the kids to school or the swimmingpool. It’s great for cycling. Also in the tourist high season.”
Girl in cargo bike

Summer in the city

Yes! It’s here! Summer. We only get 10 days of sunshine a year (or at least it feels like that). But when those precious days arrive, we head straight to the park with friends. Pack that portable BBQ into your bicycle crate, grab some beers and bike carefully along the cobblestones streets until you hit your favourite park.

These guys has a bike converted to a DJ sound station which happily entertained the surrounding picnic-ers, combined with their dance moves.

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By Mel.

Tour de Utrecht

Today the ‘Grand Depart‘ of the Tour de France took place in Utrecht. On one of the hottest days in the Netherlands ever, the cyclists tour through the beautiful old city centre. It is not unique in Utrecht to have so many cyclists. Actually it is something you see every day. But today they are all wearing helmets, lean forward and wear sporty clothes.

With a David Attenborough type of nature film, BLIK filmcommunicatie shows us the specimen of Utrecht cyclists.

BIKE – The amazing world of cyclists in Utrecht from BLIK filmcommunicatie on Vimeo.

Utrecht is a beautiful old city just half an hour by train from Amsterdam. It is definitely worth a visit when you’re in the Netherlands!

Instamonth: June’s top 10 Instagram pics

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

1. Boy on back carrier

2. Dog in bike crate

3. Cycling down a Dutch mountain

4. Bringing the kids to school

5. Sunny bag

Let the sun shine, and my bag too 🌞 #sunshine #amsterdam #bag #shinybag #bici #bike #velo #fiets #cyclechic #nofilter

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6. Texting and Cycling

7. Kids in cargo bike

8. Wicker crate

9. Taking his bike for a walk

Taking his bike for a walk. #Amsterdam #cyclechic #bikeams #nofilter #dutchbike #Phone #cycling #sidewalk #depijp

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10. Racing bike

Good morning Amsterdammers, Have a good week all! #cyclechic #dutchies #amsterdam #wibautstraat #velo #fiets #bici #nofilter

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Instamonth
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.

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