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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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Wheels.. going for a walk!

And another bike going for a walk! see more on our blog amsterdamcyclechic.com #velo #bike #bikeams #cyclechicHaving a chat while walking your bike. It s cold again so some people get extremely prudent and wear winter clothes again! No worries sun should be back by the end of the week #sunshine #summerinthecity #bikeams #bici #bike #velo #cyclechic
Taking his bike for a walkAll orange touch welcome #miniskirt #orange #kingsday #koningsdag #qday #vondelpark #amsterdam
Hipsters celebrate it too! #hipster #amsterdam #kingsday #koningsdag #qday #holland #orange #racebike #cyclechicAnd if you have dogs, don’t forget to take them out for a walk too!

Walking with 1 bike and 3 dogs!  #dogs #bikeanddogs #bikeams #Amsterdam very stylish manCyclisticly yours, Aude


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.


Kiss and ride

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by Aude

Last Saturday, I bumped into these guys in the middle of the night. They looked so fantastic and were so happy to take the pose for our blog.

Did they you inspired by the concert of Kiss, last week in the ziggo dome, or did you just choose this look like I am choosing my boring little black dress? In any case, it was nice to meet you in the middle of crazy Amsterdam!


Sport after school

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Boys or girls, Dutchies are very sportive, so you wont be surprised to see them cycling to sport after school
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Many of them are playing field hockey twice a week. Some go alone, others get a ride by sweet Mummy..

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by Aude


Peak hour looks a little different in Amsterdam

We all have busy lives and most of us are stuck behind the wheel on our way home from work. In Amsterdam we like to do things a little different, no matter how busy it is you can almost always guarantee the travel time will be the same. Now we can’t use that age-old excuse for why we are late! A flat tyre maybe? What other reasons could we possibly have?

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By Mel.


Schools out

When I was growing up we had to wear uniforms to school. In Amsterdam these girls are super happy to display their own threads on their way home from school…with bikes to match!

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By Mel.


The conversation

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Some people are gifted in the art of conversation. And they excel in it. Nothing would hinder them, not even a trip through the city. When you get them started, you can’t get them stop it. They are great company, unless they are too tall, they could be an obstacle to your driving capacity!

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by Aude

 


Petitey-chic

Bumped into this little bundle of fashion zooming along in the Jordaan on a sunny Sunday afternoon..complete with Superwoman tights and freshly painted face!
Roll on the Amsterdam long weekend and sunshine!

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By Mel


Daddy cool

We here at Amsterdam Cycle Chic are lucky to come across cool single articles of clothing on our locals..hip shoes, nice jacket, groovy hair.
But sometimes you come across an entire ensemble which blows your mind. This cool Papa and his daughter need a boogie nights soundtrack as they buzz along the Dutch streets.

We’re talking serious seventies fashion combinations here: beige corduroy suit, double drop earrings, and silver undercut (and top-knot), aviator spectacles and oxfords. Bam!

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By Mel


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