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Views of Amsterdam (3)

Posted: November 15, 2013 in Amsterdam, Netherlands
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As well as canals – Amsterdam is a city of bicycles.

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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 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tychay/)

Amsterdam Bicycles #1
photo by Tim Sarnoff (http://www.flickr.com/photos/timsamoff/)

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

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