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bike rental, amsterdam
« on: July 11, 2017, 07:19:38 am »
traveling to amsterdam next month to be in the city 8 days.  want to rent bikes for me and my wife.  would prefer that bikes not scream "tourist!!!!!" with advertising logo, etc.  suggestions much appreciated.  thank

Offline Walter

Re: bike rental, amsterdam
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2017, 03:25:31 pm »
not many options there; its mostly macbike and yellowbikes; OVfiets that offer rentals. they are either orange; yellow or yellow/blue.

i biked in amsterdam many many times. if you are not familiar with the bike scene and 'etiquette' in amsterdam i would actually prefer a tourist bike. even though the locals are not a fan of unexperienced cyclists (some of the tourist cyclists don't watch out anywhere) they at least are able to anticipate you. if you are familiar with the local bike scene ride like the locals do: fast and sometimes erratic!
you can also buy a clunker at some local bike shop.

« Last Edit: July 22, 2017, 03:32:26 pm by Walter »

Offline PeanutButterShammyCream

Re: bike rental, amsterdam
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2017, 06:22:38 am »
I was in Amsterdam last summer. "A-Bike Rental" has black bikes that don't stand out. I have rented from them many times.

Offline cyclistdave

Re: bike rental, amsterdam
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2017, 10:53:20 am »
Just had some friends get back and they rented a couple of hybrid bikes from one of the tourist traps (I think their hotel made the arrangement for them). The totally loved it.

One of the things that stood out to them was the etiquette. Everyone was anal about obeying the rules of the road. Here in America, cycling rules are never enforced and so people tend to be unpredictable.

« Last Edit: October 19, 2017, 10:13:19 pm by cyclistdave »