Intro to biking in Amsterdam


Emmy likes her “omafiets”.  It’s by Gazelle, a large Dutch bike manufacturer.  It’s called “Ambiance” and has 7 gears, so it is much more advanced than a classic omafiets, which is a black single speed coaster-brake bike. By the way, “omafiets” means grandma’s bike, which is not applicable to Emmy, as yet.

Emmy, Gazelle Ambiance, and micro-car


Lewis brought his gear-head folding bike.  It’s a Bike Friday Tikit, the like of which has not been seen in Amsterdam. They have Brompton’s, but no Bike Fridays.  No one knows how cool he is… (maybe that’s because–you know).  To look a little more Dutch, he added a milk crate to the back.

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Rental bike shops are all over Amsterdam. Instead of renting a bike for the two months we are here, Emmy decided to buy a used bike at a bike shop just one street over from Vondelpark.

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