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Bicycle garages

Favorite thing For the Dutch people it is probably not a weird site, but for us it was an extremely funny site to see. All these bicycles parked in their own parking garages.

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mvtouring
Jun 30, 2009

Dogs

Favorite thing If you must have a dog, at least train it to sit primly in the basket as you cycle around Amsterdam.

Second photo: Another dog in a basket.

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Oct 23, 2013

Cycling

Fondest memory On the last day of our trip we rented bikes and cycled all over the city. Cycling is definitely the best way to get around Amsterdam, and it made us feel more like locals and less like tourists.

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barryg23
May 20, 2003

So that's where my bike went....

Favorite thing So that's where my bike went. They told us that about 40,000 bicycles a year are dredged from the canals.

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Aug 26, 2002
 
 
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Fondest memory Boiling life was especially impressive after stiffy Vienna and so-so calm Paris.I've never seen so many bicyclets per sq.m.

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Tanechka
Aug 24, 2002

Multi-storey bicycle parks

Favorite thing Amstersdam is meant to be cycled. City planning has perfectly understood this and it is more easy to find mutli-storey bicycle parks than car parks in the centre.

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bzh
Feb 19, 2003

Fondest memory Another thing that I saw in Amsterdam that was very different for me was the parking garages only for bicycles. I'm from the city and I'm used to seeing parking garages but never only for bikes!

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Aug 24, 2002

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"MY BIRTHPLACE"
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"God made the Dutch, but the Dutch made Holland"
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"Amsterdam - I love it!"
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"Amsterdam, is it real?"
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"Amsterdam, where the Dutch money is spend"
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De Krijtberg

Officially dedicated to St Francis Xavier, De Krijtberg is another Catholic church in Amsterdam. The actual elegant Neogothic edifice was constructed in 1883 by the architect Alfred Tepe. The church's...
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Flower Market - Bloemenmarkt

New Year's is certainly not the season to visit a flower market, so Bloemenmarkt was not super exciting when I was there in late December 2014. There were definitely flowers being sold along with...
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Begijnhof - The Wooden House

The Begijnhof - Beguinage in Amsterdam is certainly a pleasant and quiet part of the old city but as a beguinage I felt surprised by the architectural heterogeneity of this ensemble! Maybe I am too...
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Allard Pierson Museum

Allard Pierson Museum is the archaeological museum of the University of Amsterdam. The museum is housed in a nice classical building formerly from the Nederlandsche Bank. Allard Pierson was a...
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Bijbels Museum

Biblical Museum. Located on Herengracht in a group of stately mansions called the Cromhouthuizen. I was impressed by their collection of Bibles, and the model of the Temple Mount. "Archaeological...
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Kalverstraat

If you're into shopping, you might want to check out this street. There are plenty of shops here selling so many things for men and women. The only traffic here are tourists! Lots of them. In fact,...
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