How To Cycle Like A Local In Amsterdam

Posted on Jul 28 2015 - 7:02am by Alexandra Ashton

Not only that is bicycling is healthy, but it is also one of the fastest means of transportation. It won’t break the sound barrier, but it will get you through the crowded streets faster than car. When on bike you can easily escape the crowds in which you would’ve been stuck for a while if driving a car and you can go to the streets and paths for which the other means of transport are simply too big. Best of all is that you can explore different routes to your destination and find the one that suits you best, no matter whether it is the fastest one or the one with the best sights. Use these great benefits of cycling in every chance you get.

When visiting Amsterdam, you will want to brush up your cycling skills. Amsterdam is the most bicycle-friendly city in the whole world and most of its citizens prefer bikes over cars. If you want to look like a local, the best idea would be to sit on the bike. Do not worry if you notice that school children are better cyclists than you, most citizens of Amsterdam get to ride on bikes since they are infants. First, they go cycling strapped in the seats on their parents’ bikes, and then they move on their own bikes as soon as they are old enough to reach the pedals.

Fortunately, cycling in this city is not so difficult because Amsterdam has a well-developed infrastructure for bicycles, with special paths, signs and traffic lights that will help you to navigate easier. If you are unsure about your driving skills, try avoiding rush hour from 08:00 to 09:00 and from 17:00 to 18:00 because the streets will be cluttered with cyclists. In this interesting infographic you will find out everything you need to know about cycling in Amsterdam so you’ll be driving as a local in no time.


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Alexandra Ashton, Communications at Neomam Studios , the UK based Infographic Agency. Alexandra is a content and design enthusiast with a keen eye for detail.