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Ladies with babies

Family cycling - Amsterdam

Baby in child seat on bike

Before kids can cycle themselves, they have already been on a bike many times. Dads and mums take them in a carrier, a child seat or in the cargo bike and cycle them around. To daycare, to the supermarker or just for a relaxed ride through town. Kids love it. You see them looking around, enjoying the speed when cycling down a bridge or just sleeping like angels.

by Joni

bakfiets mum

Child in child seat


TWOgether

Amsterdam cycle chic

by Aude

We often hear it is good to do activities TWOgether as a couple. So why not cycle on a tandem? So romantic… Do you think they are listening to the same music?!


Pink gloves

Amsterdam cycle chic

by Aude

Autumn is definitely there, but this doesn’t mean we need to wear dark colours only.. I just love people wearing colourful and vivid accessories, like these pink gloves!


A Dutch Sunday

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It can’t get any ‘Dutch-er’; Cyclists on Dutch bikes, a windmill, water and bicycles parked in a field.
What a lovely Sunday!


Bike, bridge, buddy

Amsterdam cycle chic

Bike, bridge, buddy by Aude

Taking a buddy on your bike over a bridge is a nice friendship demonstration!


Bike or tram?

Totally relaxed she is moving faster than the tram on a bridge over the river Amstel. We’re telling you: the bike is better!

Amsterdam cycle chic

Bike or tram? by Aude

 


Cycle Chic Spotlight: Eske the Strategy Consultant

On a very windy afternoon we meet Cyclist of the Month Eske Scavenius on his way to work. Eske is 26 years old and always cycles in a suit to his work as a strategy consultant in the Rembrandt tower; Amsterdam’s tallest skyscraper (which is only 150 meters tall…).

Cycle Chic: Eske the consultant cycles in his suit to work

Eske did not become Cyclist of the Month for nothing: when offered a company car, Eske decided to take a ‘company bicycle’. So instead of driving a BMW, Eske ‘rides’ a Gazelle. Remarkable, but not unique. An increasing amount of companies in The Netherlands offer their employees a company bicycle. For Eske it was an obvious decision to take the bike, not only because he lives only a twenty minutes cycle from work, but also because he simply loves cycling more than sitting in a car. And above all, it’s much better for the environment.

Eske in his suit in front of Amsterdam's Rembrandt tower

Eske is a very proud bicycle owner. Instead of going for a trendy bicycle with a retro-appearance (very popular in Holland), he went for a modern take on the classical Dutch bike. He added a traditional leather Brooks saddle that forms itself in time around your buttocks. Who needs a BMW to be fancy!?

Eske enjoys his commute every single time, rain or shine. A large part of the cycle follows the river Amstel and gives him a view of Amsterdam’s skyline. And there is certainly no better way to enjoy such views than from a bicycle’s perspective, with the wind blowing through your hair.

Eske the strategy consultant cycling home from the Rembrandt towerEske cycling on a windy day in Amsterdam


Waiting for a boat to pass

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