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Summer’s last days

Rain every day and then one little pocket of sunshine… and it’s shorts and ponytails again.


Sport after school

hockey3 by aude
Boys or girls, Dutchies are very sportive, so you wont be surprised to see them cycling to sport after school
hockey2 by aude
Many of them are playing field hockey twice a week. Some go alone, others get a ride by sweet Mummy..

hockey1 by aude

by Aude

Schools out

When I was growing up we had to wear uniforms to school. In Amsterdam these girls are super happy to display their own threads on their way home from school…with bikes to match!


By Mel.


Bumped into this little bundle of fashion zooming along in the Jordaan on a sunny Sunday afternoon..complete with Superwoman tights and freshly painted face!
Roll on the Amsterdam long weekend and sunshine!




By Mel

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!

Do you stop at *all* red lights?

The other day I was riding down Vijzelstraat towards the city centre. As I was approaching the Prinsengracht (a one-way and precisely here), I slowed down, looked for on-coming cars and bikes from the left and right… and kept riding.

Yes, I knowingly rode through a red light. In Amsterdam. The capital of red-light-running. I know, that doesn’t make it ok.

A police car followed me, pulled me over, and proceeded to lecture me about how it’s unsafe, especially “because a police car was parked at the intersection.”

And then he actually asked me if he could give me a fine of €97. I had already argued my side by saying I felt safe, so I didn’t argue further. But could I have said no? I wonder.

So watch out Amsterdammers. They’re out to get ya!

Do you stop at all red lights?

Rainbow brights

It brought a smile to my face when I sidled up to this pretty colourful pair at the cash machine. Perfectly matched Mother and Daughter duo are ready to go shopping together!
..Punky Brewster eat your heart out!



By Mel

Bundle up!

It’s cold out there! But the cold doesn’t stop Amsterdammers from getting on their bikes. Or looking chic.
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How to be a friend

Give a lift, or carry your friend’s bag. These two friends have it down.



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