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A Fun Bike Ride Outside of Amsterdam

A Fun Bike Ride Outside of Amsterdam

Amsterdam is famous for its canals, red lights, “coffee” shops and bikes — lots and lots of bikes. I honestly don’t think you can find a European city with more bikes than Amsterdam. One stat I found stated that 40% of all Amsterdammers ride their bike on a daily basis (yes, 40%). There are bike paths all over the city, stop lights for bike riders, and parking lots full of bikes at the train station. It’s unlike anything I’ve ever seen before. Bikes are everywhere! Amsterdam is a busy city. On top of all the bikes, there’s a tram system and plenty of automobiles. That means there’s often a lot of activity around you. Once you’re off the main drag, Amsterdam slows down quite a bit. I loved everything about the city, but my mom (who I was traveling with at the time) didn’t appreciate Amsterdam nearly as much as I did (go figure). She wanted to get out of Amsterdam so bad that we decided to rent bikes and take a ride into the Dutch...

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