Archive for November 15, 2013

Views of Amsterdam (3)

Posted: November 15, 2013 in Amsterdam, Netherlands

As well as canals – Amsterdam is a city of bicycles.



One of the most amazing sites is around the central station where there is a multi-storey bicycle park. People can come into the station on the train and then use a bicycle to get to their place of work or vice versa.

Amsterdam bicycle parking
photo by Terry Chay (

Amsterdam Bicycles #1
photo by Tim Sarnoff (

An extension to this is at the back of the station where an old ferryboat has been turned into a bicycle park.


Another interesting fact about traditional Dutch bicycles is that they have no brakes. You slow them down by pedaling backwards!