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Peddling to Bob Marley

Wasn’t today just amazing? On these types of days, I have Bob Marley stuck in my head. Though it was cold, the sun was shining and the weather was sweet. Makes you want to move your peddling feet. Sunday, here I am!
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Rowing and Cycling..simultaneously!

You can pretty much do anything on a bike here, even sports it seems! This keen Coxswain motivates her rowers from a bicycle all the way down the Amstel. Talk about a multi-tasker!
Go girls go!

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By Mel


Commuting by ferry in Amsterdam

My morning commute, waiting for the ferry #amsterdam #bikeams #roetz #ij #cycling #cyclechic #azartplein #amsterdamnoord #ilovenoordWaiting for the ferry at azartplein #amsterdamnoord @vanmoof #cyclechic #commute #dutchdesign
Since a month I work in Amsterdam-Noord, the neighbourhood at the other side of the IJ river. To get there by bike you either have to go all the way to the East side and cross two big bridges, or you take a ferry. Since March there is a new ferry at Java-eiland (the ‘Oostveer’ at Azartplein). I love it. You don’t have to cross the busy city centre and you have a great view over the water. It is actually quite relaxing after a day of hard work or after baby rush hour in the morning.

This is what it looks like when the ferry arrives:

Cyclists checking their phone while waiting for the ferry #ilovenoord #amsterdamnoord #cycling #smartphone #cyclechic #bikeams #modernlife
Dog waiting for the ferry #amsterdamnoord #amsterdam #ilovenoord #dog #cyclechic #ferry #oostveer
Taking a suitcase in a child seat crossing the IJ by ferry #amsterdamnoord #amsterdam #dutchbike #urbantransport #oostveer #ilovenoord #cyclechic #ij #ferry

  • Curious what it is to take one of the other ferries? Read the post by Else: Living in Amsterdam Noord
  • Want to try the ‘Oostveer’? Check out the ferry timetable, it goes only three times per hour
  • Want to learn more about Amsterdam Noord? Visit the great website I Love Noord

by Joni


Cyclist of the Month..Alexander, Owner of A.P Bloem florist

Alexander is a true Amsterdammer. He owns a beautiful flower shop in the speigelquartier in the centre of the city. His customers cycle up to his store on the Prinsengracht canal and cycle away with handfuls of gorgeous flowers neatly tucked away in their arms, bike crates or panniers. He lives and breaths flowers – he even lives on a street called the Bloemgracht! (flower canal). You may have seen Alexander or his staff zipping through Amsterdam on their bikes delivering daily flowers to locals in the sunshine, rain or even snow.

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Why did you become a florist?
The story all started in the area of Nieuwendammerdijk, in Amsterdams North where I grew up. This area provided my inspiration as a small child where I played in the forest behind my family home, building huts and creating my own garden. I used to make floral necklaces for my grandmother in my little secret hideaway. Floristry came naturally as I love working with my hands and creating special and unique things and getting to know all different kinds people. I love it.

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Where are your favourite places to ride?
In the Summertime I love riding my racebike to the fishing village of Marken. This 45km cycle route is the best way to spend a summer day and it is also a popular route amongst locals and tourists. You can take a quick ferry ride from Amsterdam, cycle along the picturesque dyke houses all the way through Durgedam. Its a beautiful cycle route. In Spring and Fall I love cycling through forests such as Amsterdamse Bos or Hoge Veluwe which is outside of Amsterdam. I even take my bike to other cities such as Brussels when I have weekends away. It’s the only way to travel.

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What bike do you own?
I have an original Gazelle that my Grandfather used to own, a racebike, an opa fiets (Grandpa bike) which has a big wooden crate to make my flower deliveries with – and I recently received a beautiful hybrid bike for my birthday which is half race-bike, half mountain bike. Each one has it’s own purpose.

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A.P Bloem
A.P Bloem services Amsterdam and across the Netherlands with their arrangements and displays for local homes, birthdays, weddings and special events. Their signature style draws inspiration from the Golden Age and wild fields in the true essence of nature. “We genuinely love what we do and we wish for people to share and experience the beauty of the special things we source and create” says Alexander. You can keep up to date with their flowery adventures here.

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Instamonth: October’s top 10 Instagram pics

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

1. Father with 1,2,3..4 kids on his cargo bike

2. Family of four ready to party!

Family of four ready to party! #amsterdam #bikes #balloons #familycycling #party

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3. Like her style: Dutch bike, green jacket and cool hair

4. Trendy photographer in Paris

Trendy photographer in Paris #hipster #racingbike #skateboarding #seine #paris #pariscyclechic #cyclechic #chatting #friends

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5. Sunny commute by ferry and bike

Sunny commute by ferry and bike #amsterdam #ferry #ij #racingbike #bicicleta #bicycle #amsbike #cycling #thenetherlands

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6. Speedy chic cyclist turning the corner

Speedy chic cyclist turning the corner #commute #ladies #womanonbike #women #cyclechic #cycling #bicicleta #velo #bicycle #dutchbike

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7. Special form of dinking: Standing on the rear carrier

8. Chilly morning in the Vondelpark

Chilly morning inbthe Vondelpark. Warming her hand in her pocket. #Vondelpark #bikeams #cycling #cyclechic #amsterdam #dutchbike

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9. In the Netherlands more women than men cycle

10. Cycling in the Paris’ rain with a stylish poncho

Cycling in the Paris rain with a stylish poncho #raincoat #cyclechic #paris #pariscyclechic #cycling #velo #bicycle #France

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Instamonth
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.


Scarf-ing up fall

Yep it’s that time again–dig out your scarves, hats, and long coats … because, ladies and gents, it’s fall.

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Flower girl

Oh how typical: a lovely lass wearing flip flops and a dress, carrying groceries and flowers on a regular old Omafiets. Don’t you love Amsterdam?

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Sunny Saturdays

Summer is in full swing in Amsterdam and everybody is getting to their cafe dates, festivals, beaches and museums by bike. The mornings are getting cooler but the afternoons the weather make for perfect cycling…so get out and enjoy the summer sunshine!

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By Mel


I (don’t) want to ride my bicycle..

Sometimes you just wanna hitch a ride with your Dad. Best view in town!

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By Mel


Instamonth: July’s top 10 Instagram pics

Check out Amsterdam Cycle Chic’s top 10 of July’s Instagram pics:

1. Cycling in a suit

Cycling in a suit. Love the red shoes! #commute #cyclechic #man #bicycle #amsterdam #tgif #dutchbike #bicicleta

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2. Vacuum cleaner transport

vacuum cleaner transport @Philips #rainyday #cyclechic #vacuumcleaner #philips #nofilter #amsterdam #bikeams

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3. Girl on racing bike

Girl Cycling on race bike #vijzelstraat #racebike #saturdayinthecity #amsterdam #bikeams #velo #girlonbike

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4. Father, baby and bike

5. Father and daughter

6. High school kids with their bikes

7. Father and daughter in the Vondelpark

Father and daughter on a bike #daddyday #dutchbike #growingupinholland #bicicleta #cycling #amsterdam #Vondelpark

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8. Dutch kids art

Kids drawing bike on the sidewalk #amsterdam #kids #streetart #growingupinholland #dutchbike #bicicleta #bicycle

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9. Rainy days in summer

Rainy days in summer #amsterdam #weather #rain #cycling #raincoat #dutchsummer

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10. High school double date

Double date on bikes #bicicletaeamor #highschool #summer #holidays #growingupinholland #dutchbike cycling

A photo posted by amsterdamcyclechic (@amsterdamcyclechic) on

Instamonth
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.


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