Bicycles Abound Along Rokin Canal

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Bikes by Rokin Canal viewed from Doelensluis, Amsterdam, The NetherlandsRokin Canal viewed from the Doelensluis bridge, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Amsterdam cyclists abound. Not just along Rokin Canal, but everywhere. On main streets, sidewalks are generally a safe zone for pedestrians, but along the smaller canals pedestrians must remain vigilant or risk being run over by one of the more aggressive cyclists. Unfortunately, I speak from experience.

Yes, bicycles are everywhere in Amsterdam. Besides the bikes lining the bridge in the foreground above, masses of bicycles were “parked” along the railing beside Rokin (the street).

Rokin Canal, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

My husband and I did not brave the Amsterdam cycling experience, however. When we did pass beside Rokin Canal on a number of occasions, we did so as tram passengers…

Rokin Canal viewed from Doelensluis, Amsterdam, The NetherlandsAnd once in the evening on foot as we searched for an open and inviting restaurant.  I wish I could truthfully say that one day I would like to cycle beside the canals of Amsterdam as so…

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