Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Cycling in Amsterdam

 Relaxed morning ferry bicycle commute in Amsterdam

Cyclists cannot take the car tunnel to cross the body of water called IJ (pronounce in Amsterdam dialect: eye). For that purpose the city has a host of ferries in exploitation. All for free since car drivers don't have to pay to use the tunnel. This is a very relaxed commute in holiday times. It will give you an idea how this works.
This is a 360 degree video; use your mouse or phone to look around.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Cycling in Amsterdam

Cycling along Prinsengracht on my way home

This is part of Prinsengracht, the almost outer of the big canals in the canals district. It is used by me to go home, like here. 360 degrees footage. Use highest quality option when playing.

Cycling in Amsterdam

Polder meditation

Cycling in the polders bring you in a meditative state which is good for creative thoughts and cooking up new ideas. This path is most likely 50 years old and will not be up for renovation any time soon. Obviously cars cannot go here. Look around you, with your mouse, mobile phone or otherwise, it is in 360.

Cycling in Amsterdam

Showing off electric bike behind Rijksmuseum 

Electric supported bicycles come in 2 flavors: Pedelecs that support the cyclist to speed up top 25km/hour and Speed Pedelecs that are basically electric mopeds in bicycle guise; they can (theoretically) go up to 45km/hour. Sales of both types of bikes have sky rocketed since a few years but since corona intense. This proves that using a big car for a simple errant or commuting is elementary stupid. And it is cheaper and healthy, and you meet nice people.

Cycling in Amsterdam

Polder road

Just a polder road. What a polder is? I take the Brittanica definition, although one might want to detail bits better: Polder, tract of lowland reclaimed from a body of water, often the sea, by the construction of dikes roughly parallel to the shoreline, followed by drainage of the area.

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Cycling in Amsterdam

Cycling in the Fly Forrest, het Vliegenbos

Parks and small forests are very important for recreational cycling as well as for commuting

Cycling in Amsterdam

From Central station to the Ferry across the IJ with Shared Space

Especially the offloading of the quite frequent ferries surprises guests

Cycling in Amsterdam

Central Station Amsterdam

As a consequence of constructing a North South Metro line, also Central Railway Station Amsterdam underwent huge changes.

Cycling in Amsterdam

Cycle Street Part 2

Cycle Streets become standard practice in Amsterdam; car drivers are invited guests and are expected to behave as such.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Cycling in Amsterdam

Cycle Street part 1

Cycle Street become the standard in Amsterdam

Cycling in Amsterdam

From Canal District to Central Station

Central Station Amsterdam undergoes main reconstructions. This goes in coordination with the new metro line that passes underneath Central Station and goes all the way from Amsterdam North to the business district in Amsterdam South in 15 minutes.


Wednesday, July 1, 2020