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Amsterdam Travel Advice Tips for Cycling in Amsterdam As the Bird

Amsterdam Travel Advice Tips for Cycling in Amsterdam As the Bird

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Amsterdam Travel: Tips for Cycling in Amsterdam

Amsterdam Travel Advice: Tips for Cycling in Amsterdam : As the Bird flies... Travel and Other Journeys

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This a good introductory explanation of Dutch people's attitude to cycling and some cycling "rules".

I may regret recommending this but... avoid eye contact with other cyclists.

(I recommend a quick perusal of this article about "strict liability" in Dutch cycling (including what it's not and why it's a myth that it's the reason ...

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One of the most terrifying areas of Amsterdam to cycle in is in the Red Light District because it's so busy. I also hate cycling around the 9 Streets and ...

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When you see this sign with the picture of a bike under a stop sign with the word "uitgezondered", that means you can go down that road if you're on a bike.

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The best way to enjoy cycling in Amsterdam is to relax, take your time, don't worry too much about what other people are doing.

I recommend heading to one of Amsterdam's brilliant parks - yes, Vondelpark is lovely, but try cycling around Rembrandtpark, Beatrixpark, Westerpark or be ...

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I took these photos during a hot and sunny afternoon when I was on my way to collect Baby Bird from daycare. Unusually, I had my camera with me and as I ...

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It's true that cycling in Amsterdam is an all-year activity but if there is a prime time to enjoy riding a bike around Amsterdam it's arguably springtime.

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Amsterdam's oldest church and one of the city's oldest buildings, Oude Kerk is unavoidable if you take a stroll around the Red Light District, ...

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Portland cyclists in the winter. Helmet camera photo by Aixe Djelal.

Amsterdam canal at night (Dreamstime)

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66. Noordermarkt flea market on Monday mornings and Saturdays - Also close to Winkel for apple pie, Noordermarkt is a lovely little market at the foot of ...

One of the biggest surprises on my recent tour of the red light district wasn't the live peep show I witnessed (!) or the unexpected opportunity to climb to ...

You saw what my iPhone did. This is what I captured in black and white with my camera, mostly with it dangling around my neck as I cycled through this city ...

And if you'd like some tips for cycling around Amsterdam's canals and beyond, I share some advice, unwritten rules and general tips for staying alive here ...

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And if you'd like some tips for cycling around Amsterdam's canals and beyond, I share some advice, unwritten rules and general tips for staying alive here ...

... or a ten minute cycle across it to get to somewhere else. Alternatively, spend the whole day there if the weather is fine and you have good company.

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Amsterdam Canals

The tour started off very well when we strolled into a shop selling gelato, cakes, macaroons and anything else sweet you can think of.