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Where did Spring go?

The mist rolls in and back go our gloves and scarves. Let’s hope it’s just for a day! I will miss all the layers and a good animal print.

…9 days until Spring!

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By Mel.


Bare hands on the handlebars!

The Dutch word for ‘gloves’ is my second all-time favourite Dutch word: handschoenen. Literally translated as ‘hand shoes.’ Yep, that’s what they are: shoes for the hands.

And just as I was getting quite comfortable toting these things around everywhere I go, it seems like it might be time to put them away (the jacket and scarf can stay handy though). Because 15ºC of sun calls for bare hands on the handlebars! Weeeeeeee!

Bare hands on the handlebars!


Handyman

Handyman by Aude

by Aude

No matter the weather, the handyman knows that if he is called upon, he can’t call off. So off he goes!


Chilling kid

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Are you wondering why this kid looks like he is chilling?
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Well, Papa does not have a bike luggage rack..
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But he is fine, dont worry, the seat is well fixed!

by Aude


National Tulip Day 2015

This past weekend was the much anticipated start of the Tulip season. 200,000 colourful Tulips were ‘planted’ in front of The Royal Palace of Amsterdam in Dam Square as part of an annual pop-up celebration held to celebrate our national symbol. The best part of it all was that the general public were invited to pick their own bouquet of fresh tulips! (if you were patient enough to cue up for hours!)

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Bikes of course were out in full force, with their crates swinging with gorgeous towering tulips. The red colour represented Red Cross who was a sponsor of the event. They want this to be “a reason to share and give flowers to your neighbour, to show you care”. Let’s hope there was some sharing done here as it’s easy to take home beauties like these just for yourself.

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Couldn’t get any more Dutch than this!

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Happy Tulip Day!

By Mel.


Cold night’s crossroads

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by Aude

2015 just took off. Crossroads ahead. Take the left way, or take the right way? Take it easy anyway!


Rainy days.

When I first moved here 2.5 years ago I always carried an umbrella. People forewarned me of the climate here and briefed me to be prepared. But after the years I just got used to the basics ( I couldn’t bring myself to put on waterproof pants anymore and listen to the swooshing noise it made as I walked!). This entire Winter has definitely been cleansed from the heavens regularly – I have lived in my worn my knee-high trusty rain boots and olive green raincoat pretty much every day…the staple uniform! :) I decided to turn a negative thing into a positive fashion choice.

For others, practicality kicks in and a soggy seat is solved with a shopping bag as a cover. I have even seem bags worn as rainhats! (and very eager to catch it on camera).

With grey misty skies, a low sun and the leaves all fallen from the trees, the canals seem almost monochrome. It’s part of our daily lives here in Amsterdam and the city wouldn’t be the same without it x

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By Mel.


Happy New Year!

Oh what a year!

We would like to thank all of our followers and fellow cyclists around the world and wish you all a wonderful 2015!

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Looking dashing through the snow..

Well, unfortunately we won’t be getting snow for Christmas this year but we will be dashing around town collecting our ‘Kerstboom’ (Christmas Tree), Christmas dinner ingredients and Turkeys! Nothing is too much for the locals here balancing their festive decorations and babies in perfect harmony.

We at Amsterdam Cycle Chic want to wish all our fabulous readers a wonderful Christmas and look forward to sharing more Amsterdam cyclists with you in 2015!

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By Aude and Meredith + wishes from all the Cycle Chic-ers!


Happy birthday to us!

Amsterdam Cycle Chic

Today it is the third birthday of our blog. Three years of promoting the Amsterdam way of cycling. Our believe that everyone around the world has the right to cycle safely in their own city, has motivated us to work on this voluntary blog. Amsterdam shows that all is possible on a bike: commute to work, go out for a drink, pick your kids up from school, take you dog for a run etc. etc.

All local politicians around the world have to do to create a bike friendly is to make cycling top priority; create a safe cycling infrastructure and encourage people young and old to use their bikes. Believe us, it is best for the health, fun and future of a city!

Please join us on our trip back through the past year:
Most popular posts (just click on the pictures to see the post):

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The Lightbattle under the Rijksmuseum

Sunday style on Utrechtsestraat by Meredith

Sunday Style on Utrechtsestraat

Daddy Day by Aude

Daddy Day

Interview with VANMOOF founder Taco

Cyclist of the Month.. VANMOOF founder Taco

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Cyclist of the Month… singer songwriter Andy

Articles in magazines:

Marie Claire Brazil

Interview with Meredith and picture by Aude in Marie Claire Brazil

Thank you Momentum Magazine!

Article by Meredith and Joni and picture by Aude in Momentum Magazine

38HOURS Amsterdam Travelguide

Article by Meredith and Joni and picture by Aude in travelguide 38hours in Amsterdam

Our visitors mostly came from:This is where our visitors come from

and loads and loads more…

Thank you all for checking out our blogs, liking our pictures and spreading the word about how cool cycling is. We look forward to a new year full of ‘horses of steel’!

About Cycle Chic

Amsterdam Cycle Chic is part of the global Cycle Chic movement. It all started in Copenhagen in 2007 when journalist, film director and photographer Mikael Colville-Andersen started posting pictures of people in Copenhagen on their bikes. All over the world people found his blog and were inspired by the Danish bicycle culture. It seemed that a lot of people linked cycling to sports; to lycra, speed and sweat. Mikael Colville-Andersen showed the world that cycling can be very stylish and part of a daily life.

Check out the original Copenhagen Cycle Chic website

The foundation of the Cycle Chic movement is this manifesto. In short; style over speed and no helmets or visvests.
About Cycle Chic


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