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- Posted:Friday, January 15, 2010
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Amsterdam 'great' for bike-lovers
According to the website, Amsterdam is "top of the top" for bike-friendly places around the world, a fact that the year-round residents of the region appear to be all too aware of, with almost 40 per cent of all commuters getting to work by cycling.
Those who are on holiday in Amsterdam and who are unlikely to have shipped their own bike from home along with them will be able to take advantage of one of the many public bicycles that are available for hire.
What's more, the web page noted that there are plans underway currently to build a giant parking structure at the principle train station, which will practically eliminate the need for enlisting the services of private cars. Joy of joys! Kudos to the city of Amsterdam, I say, as I truly think there's nothing finer than being able to zip along the streets and countryside of a new place, taking in all that there is to see, with the wind in your hair and an unrivalled sense of freedom flowing through your veins.
However, if you do decide to opt for public transport, it could be a good idea to purchase a chip card, either a disposable or rechargeable one. Daniel Hurst of the Brisbane Times recently observed that these cost 7 (£6.23) and offer unlimited travel all day every day.