Bicycles Amsterdam Netherlands
Photograph ©2018 by Brian Cohen.

Sunday Morning Photograph November 27 2022: Bicycles in Amsterdam.

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Amsterdam is not only the capital city of the Netherlands; but it is also the most populous city in that country — and with a large population usually comes traffic congestion…

Sunday Morning Photograph November 27 2022: Bicycles in Amsterdam.

Bicycles Amsterdam Netherlands
Photograph ©2008 by Brian Cohen.

…but the people of Amsterdam help to relieve congestion of motor vehicle traffic while simultaneously keeping the air a little cleaner to breathe and getting a potentially good workout exercising by pedaling their bicycles — which seem to be an ubiquitous mode of transportation in that city — and having a broad infrastructure which supports that mode of transportation certainly helps: approximately 400 kilometers of bicycle paths are colored red to differentiate them from both foot paths and the roadways which motorists use.

The city is not a perfect utopia for bicycles, as thefts are widespread — and as many as 15,000 bicycles per year wind up in the waters of the 165 canals that are in Amsterdam and are “fished” by vessels known as boat cranes by Waternet, which is the water authority for Amsterdam and its surrounding area.

Final Boarding Call

More articles at The Gate about my experiences in the Netherlands include:

Please click here for a complete list of the Sunday Morning Photograph series of articles at The Gate, which include photographs taken of nature and sights of interest in many countries and territories around the world — including but not limited to:

  • Andorra
  • Argentina
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Belarus
  • Brazil
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  • Canada
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  • Czechia or Czech Republic
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  • Germany
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  • Liechtenstein
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  • Sweden
  • Thailand
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United States
  • Uruguay

All photographs ©2008 and ©2018 by Brian Cohen.

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