If you were to stand in the middle of a busy street in Amsterdam, just shout “Hey, that’s my bike!” to no one in particular, chances are one of them could just drop his or her bike and run away.

True story.

Every year 50,000 bikes are stolen in this city. And about 15,000 bikes are recovered from the canals  every year as well. Crazy, but also true.

So, here’s a photo-essay on bikes in Amsterdam … they come in all shapes and sizes, including their owners.

That , of course, is my trusty LHT. Doesn’t look out of place at all.

 

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I parked my bike to but some food from a supermarket and when I came back, somebody’s parked bike was leaning on mine.

 

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Can’t beat this casual parking though

 

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Or this…long forgotten and stripped of its dignity

 

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Dutch bikes are made to carry almost anything

 

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Kids…

 

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Shopping and kids..

 

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Thumb-sucking kids

 

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Big kids

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A very fertile bike

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Dam, there’s the rent-a-bike shop

 

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For the tourists. This one takes some pedalling to get about. Good thing Amsterdam, as is the rest of Holland, is pancake flat.

 

 

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