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Instagram top 10 August

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

1. Rushing to see SAIL

2. Sister in town :-)

3. Park, walk, catch a train

4. Ladies on bikes

Ladies on bikes #cyclingforallages #cyclechic #Amsterdam #amstel #cyclingforeveryone #cyclingforlife #dutchladies

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5. My Little Patisserue

6. Cute cargo bike

7. Cycling to the Gay Pride

8. Amalia, Dutch crown princess, on her first school day

9. Colourful girl

Colourful girl #amsterdamstyle #Amsterdam #dutchgirl #girlonbike #amsterdamcyclechic #growinupinholland #bikestagram #bikeams #cyclechic

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10. Ice cream moment

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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.


Sunday park festivities

Sunshine, festivals and Sundays. What more can we say? De Parade just started in Amsterdam and its the perfect climate for cycling over to Martin Luther Kingpark and checking out this super cool travelling theatre..all the parks are full!

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By Mel


Instamonth: July’s top 10 Instagram pics

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

1. Tutu skirt cycling

2. Another bike going for a walk

And another bike going for a walk! see more on our blog amsterdamcyclechic.com #velo #bike #bikeams #cyclechic

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3. Saturday night on Dam square

4. Summer hat

5. Chatting on a cold summer day

6. Let the sun shine

Let the sun shine in your hair and start your Friday evening #tgif #amsterdam #plantage #cyclepath #bike #velo #bici #bikeams #cyclechic

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7. A bicycle windmill

8. Walking home along the Amstel

Walking home along the Amstel #Amsterdam #bikes #bikeams #dutchbike #panniers

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9. Cycling in the countryside

Cycling in the countryside #achterhoek #Vierakker #thenetherlands #holidaysinthenetherlands #dutchsummer #cycling #thenetherlands

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10. Cyclists of the month: Pancake and ice cream makers

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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.


Snuggle up for sunset

Grab your bike and your love and head out to your favorite vista for tonight’s sunset. It’s bound to be a good one.


Tour de Utrecht

Today the ‘Grand Depart‘ of the Tour de France took place in Utrecht. On one of the hottest days in the Netherlands ever, the cyclists tour through the beautiful old city centre. It is not unique in Utrecht to have so many cyclists. Actually it is something you see every day. But today they are all wearing helmets, lean forward and wear sporty clothes.

With a David Attenborough type of nature film, BLIK filmcommunicatie shows us the specimen of Utrecht cyclists.

BIKE – The amazing world of cyclists in Utrecht from BLIK filmcommunicatie on Vimeo.

Utrecht is a beautiful old city just half an hour by train from Amsterdam. It is definitely worth a visit when you’re in the Netherlands!


No need to iron this suit!

This is why I love cycling in Amsterdam – even the suits are doing it! And there’s no need for an iron or a dry clean: just let the evening breeze ease the wrinkles and sweat from the day.


Sunset bromance

It’s always nice to catch the last bit of sunshine of the day. Especially when it’s with your buddy, cycling side by side.


Cyclist of the month… Film maker Fadi

Fadi Hindash directed the short documentary ‘Mama Agatha‘. This heart-warming film is about migrant women in Amsterdam learning to ride a bike. Cycling means more freedom, and integration in Dutch society. Women of all ages and nationalities are taught by teacher Mama Agatha. Most of his life Fadi lived in car dominated Dubai, but three years ago he moved to Amsterdam. He was not able to cycle, but learned it from Mama Agatha herself. The premiere of ‘Mama Agatha’ will be on the 2nd of May during Leiden International Short Film Experience. Reason enough to make Fadi our cyclist of the month!
Fadi Hindash - film director

How did you come up with this topic for the documentary?

I was having coffee on my friend’s terrace overlooking a park where a group of Moroccan women were learning how to ride a bicycle. Immediately I was struck with how much that image said about integration and the life of migrants. I personally moved to the Netherlands 3 years ago but I have grown up with the identity of a migrant long before. I was raised in Dubai where my family and I lived as outsiders in our own home which is why the issue of integration is one that is very close to my heart. So when I saw the group of Arab women learning to cycle in Amsterdam, I immediately knew there was a story there for me. The fact that it looked so sweet and humorous set the tone for the film. Plus, I also never learned how to cycle because Dubai is a city of cars, which made the film even more personal as I was going through what the women were going through.


Documentary: Mama Agatha

Why is it important to learn to ride a bike?

Because it gives you freedom, not just physically but also emotionally. Cycling feels like flying, on wheels.

I don’t see any men in the documentary, are these cycling lessons just for women. If so, why do you think that is?

I had the same question during filming. As far as I know there aren’t similar courses for men. It could be because men tend to be more proud about admitting they don’t know something so basic or they would feel more embarrassed about falling in the street. I was lucky to have Mama Agatha as a teacher, she taught me behind the scenes while making the documentary.
Documentary: Mama Agatha

What do you like about Amsterdam?

It’s the perfect combination of a city and a little town. It’s cozy when you need it to be but also cosmopolitan when you need it to be. There’s also the other factor that cannot be put into words: it has this magic quality to it. It looks so pretty, almost like a dollhouse. I love things that seem unreal with a touch of fantasy, that’s the filmmaker in me.

by Joni


Sunny days make me feel good

Finally the first real spring days! And what do you do? Ride to your local park and chill out. At the Sarphati Park, in De Pijp, you could barely see the grass. Bikes and people everywhere. Oh ya.

Sunny days make me feel good
Sunny days make me feel good
Sunny days make me feel good
Sunny days make me feel good


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!


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