There is no other bike-friendly place
like Amsterdam city and that makes taking a private bike tour Amsterdam so much fun. Read on to
find fun facts about cycles in the nation’s capital.
Amsterdam is home to the world’s only museum path where bicycling is
permitted. People pedal their way through the bicycle passage underneath the
Rijksmuseum while viewing its courtyards through giant glass windows. The museum
courtyards are connected with its underpass cycle passage. When people ride
through the underpass, they are technically on the outside of the building, yet
they get a sense that they are in the midst of it.
of the Netherlands’ most photographed sights is the cycle parking at the
Amsterdam Centraal Station. Lots of bicycles are parked at the railway station,
enough to make a novice feel that it is a Mecca of cycles. No wonder people go
there to take photographs.
usage has grown by over 40% in the previous 20 years. The locals cycle around
two million kilometers each day.
is a mode of transport and a way of life for Amsterdammers. Of course, it is
more environmentally-friendly than any other mode of transport.
is investing about €120 million on cycle infrastructure before next year, 90
million Euros of which is for creating new bike parking areas. The city is flooded
with so many cycles that there is a scarcity of new parking places here.
are over 881,000 cycles in Amsterdam. That far outnumbers cars in the city.
What’s more, there is even a move to ban all except electric cars by 2030 already
in the works.
length of bicycle paths in the city is around 400 kilometers. It is no secret that
it has more paths devoted to bicycling than many other European cities. It is
just so insipid to not experience Amsterdam without taking a ride through these
paths. These also make day trips from Amsterdam quite convenient and exciting
35% of trips in Amsterdam are by bike, as opposed to 22% by car.
12,000 to 15,000 cycles are pulled out of the Dutch canals each year. Now, here
is a piece of related information that would better explain how these pop out
of the waterways.
estimates say that a large number of about cycles are stolen each year. (Or dumped
into the canals?).