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Instagram top 10 August

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

1. Rushing to see SAIL

2. Sister in town :-)

3. Park, walk, catch a train

4. Ladies on bikes

Ladies on bikes #cyclingforallages #cyclechic #Amsterdam #amstel #cyclingforeveryone #cyclingforlife #dutchladies

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5. My Little Patisserue

6. Cute cargo bike

7. Cycling to the Gay Pride

8. Amalia, Dutch crown princess, on her first school day

9. Colourful girl

Colourful girl #amsterdamstyle #Amsterdam #dutchgirl #girlonbike #amsterdamcyclechic #growinupinholland #bikestagram #bikeams #cyclechic

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10. Ice cream moment

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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.


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

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“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]mylittlepatisserie.nl
  • Want to learn how to make real French eclairs? Audrey starts with workshops in September. Contact her for more information.

Rock it!

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by Aude

Everything fits in his look combined with the bike, until your eyes reach this small detail: a little present that this rough rocker holds in his right hand. How sweet is that! Where is he going? I would say the birthday party of his 4 years old niece?! Love it!


SAIL Amsterdam 2015

From 19-23 August 2015, Amsterdam’s shores are host to an amazing event, SAIL. Sail visits Amsterdam only once every 5 years and is the largest free public event in the world. Everyone on bike, foot, car and boat gather in Amsterdam to watch this amazing spectacle. Today we wave goodbye to 600 gorgeous tall ships, heritage and naval boats and beautiful replicas from our harbours in Amsterdam. They travelled from all around the globe to be here. With huge sailing ships and local boats parading down the catwalk of the Ij waterway, fireworks each night and events all day there was a lot to see so we thought we would share it all with you.

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By Mel.


Ice cream

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One way or the other – ice cream in a cone or on a stick – who can resist an ice cream in summer time..?

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by Aude


From London to Amsterdam

My sister came from London to amsterdam to visit me ✌️thanks Olivia! #amsterdam #amsterdamnorth #sister #chic #cycling #bikeams #bike #bici #velo #fiets #cyclechic

My sister, living in London, came over to visit me. Olivia, so cool to have you around here in my adoptive town at least once a year, for 8 years already.. As usual we went to the Tolhuistuin in Amsterdam North for some Sunday chill feeling!

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Sunday park festivities

Sunshine, festivals and Sundays. What more can we say? De Parade just started in Amsterdam and its the perfect climate for cycling over to Martin Luther Kingpark and checking out this super cool travelling theatre..all the parks are full!

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By Mel


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

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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.


Winding down

After a big Gay Pride weekend the locals are soaking up the late afternoon sun and biking home…goodnight Amsterdam.

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By Mel


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

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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.”
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