Cycling with… produced a new video starring architect Naomi. With Naomi we take the ferry to the north side of Amsterdam, and cycle around in this upcoming neighbourhood where Naomi works on social projects in the urban space. Naomi is an architect, but she steadily moves away from the construction part of buildings to the more social aspects.
Naomi is involved in Placemakers; a consultancy and designing organisation of sociologists and architects about urban space.
Cycling with… is a blog that focuses on the social side of cycling. Paddy and Philip interview people while cycling around in their city. In the interviews a broad range of topics is covered. Want to know more and see what kind of cool filming technique they use? Check out their cycling blog!
Most Dutch women probably know NSMBL. It is a very popular blog about fashion, lifestyle, relationships, home interior, and (the looks of) celebrities. The Cycling with… team went for a cycle with Anna, the co-founder of NSMBL. They talk about fashion, Amsterdam and Anna’s Iranian roots. Enjoy the video!
Now they have released a new bicycle interview, with Alexander Klopping (a tech freak and gadget expert, known from the popular tv show ‘De Wereld Draait Door‘) and Ernst-Jan Pfauth (a Dutch journalist and blogger, known best for his columns on technology in nrc.next).
We encourage you to join Alexander and Ernst Jan on their Sunday cycle through Amsterdam, to see how they met via Twitter, to hear them argue about the demise (or not) of traditional journalism, and to learn some cool Dutch cycling tricks.
The mission of ‘Cycling With…’
“Today’s cities face big problems: polluted air, obese citizens, and social exclusion. Luckily, there’s a simple solution: the bicycle. ‘Cycling With…’ believes that by sharing stories of inspiring people on bikes, we can encourage cities to take pro-cycling action. So we have embarked on a mission to film 100 ‘Cycling with… documentaries’. And to show the world how gloriously easy, fun and sexy a bike ride can be.”
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I wonder how this Italian lady goes back up the hill!
The final video that our friends from Hungarian Cycle Chic made of our city.
Thanks! It makes us love Amsterdam even more.
‘Father and Daughter’ is a short Dutch animation film by Michaël Dudok De Wit. The story is about a father and daughter cycling together through wide Dutch landscapes. One day the father says goodbye to his young daughter and leaves. As the landscapes live through their seasons so the girl lives through hers. She becomes a young woman, has a family and in time she becomes old. Within her there is always a deep longing for her father.
The short film was produced in 2000 and won the 2000 Academy Award for Animated Short Film.
The story is a bit sad, but very beautiful, that’s why we want to share it with you.
If the video left you with a sad feeling then check out the post about fathers and daughters cycling together we posted a few weeks ago. Pics of happy cyclists in Amsterdam.
Jump on the back, on the back of my bike
And I don’t know where we’re going, and I don’t care about that
Jump on the back of my bike and we will leave together
And I don’t know where we’re going, but that doesn’t matter because I know the way
These are freely translated the lyrics of a popular song called Bagagedrager (rear carrier). Check out the video clip full of trendy Dutch bikes.
In the video you see guys impressing girls with their bicycles. The song is about how nice and romantic it is to cycle together on one bike. This video is also the perfect illustration of the Dutch trend of having a ladies’ bike as a man. What do you need a crossbar for anyhow?
Nice video of cycling in Amsterdam from Paul Rogers from Madison, Wisconsin. He visited Amsterdam for a conference and was amazed by our cycling culture. He made the video in the spring of 2011 with a small Canon VIXIA HF camera.
Can’t wait till it is spring again!