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.
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.