Sometimes you need a little break from the city..doesn’t mean you can’t take your wheels! The gorgeous town of Zaanse Schans is a perfectly picturesque town to visit and ride around in nature. Pack a lunch, take a camera and see a little bit of what our Dutch nature has to offer. 250 years ago the windmills here formed the first industrial site in the world and some of the mills are still functioning! Happy cycling!
Check out Amsterdam Cycle Chic’s top 10 Instagram pics of May.
1. Bikes parked on the bridges of the old canals
Bikes parked on the bridges of the canals. What a pity to see a van like that on such a picturesque location. Would be nice to have a car free city centre. #Amsterdam #dutchbikes #canals #bridges #thenetherlands #houseboat #dutchhouse #canalhouses #bicicleta #carfree #citycentre #velo #holland #holanda
2. Speedy cycle chicster
3. D is for Daddy
4. “Black addicted”
5. Bike lane signs
Bike lane signs. They are making a new bike lane, these are the tiles of the old one. You see them all around the city on the ground. When you see these tiles, you know it is not a side walk,but a bike path (which is sometimes hard to distinguish). #bicycleinfrastructure #bikepath #bikelane #Amsterdam #bikeams
6. Annie “Londonderry” Kopchovsky, first woman to bicycle around the world
7. Cycling high!
8. Following their shadows
9. Father and son cycling through a park
10. Amsterdam style: looking good, but not spending a penny on your bike
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.
We all love our pets and hate leaving them at home. In Amsterdam, being a dog is pretty cool. You get walked while your master rides next to you (finally those humans can keep up the pace!) or you can choose to sit and ride in style! This little ball of happiness was riding through the canals in his crate with a big smile, the wind in his face and just watching the world pass by.
In the Cycle Chic Republic it is all about Style over Speed. In Amsterdam it generally is, you do not see that many sporty cyclists in the city that just want to go as fast as possible. What you do see are stylish speedy cyclists. They wear normal clothes, they cycle a Dutch bike, but they are going really fast! Probably late for a date, or just work, or a boring meeting or maybe their kids are waiting to be picked up from school…
For the first time since 1997 it is possible to ice skate on Amsterdam’s canals. Tonight there will be a ice-skate-disco party and tomorrow a race at the Keizersgracht. So we all get on our bike, cycle through the snow to the canals and start ice skating! (We also tried ice-cycling but will need some more practice to learn that properly…)