Thankful Thursdays – Fun Amsterdam Bikes

Julia Willard Falling Off Bicycles, Amsterdam bikes
Bikes at tulip filled Leidseplein
Julia Willard Falling Off Bicycles, Amsterdam bikes
I love it when a bike matches nearby flowers
Julia Willard Falling Off Bicycles, Amsterdam bikes
Just down the street from chez nous on the Singel at cheese shop Reypenaer
Julia Willard Falling Off Bicycles, Amsterdam bikes
This type of bike is great to haul stuff, but I think this one in particular had been used by bricklayers for moving bricks
Julia Willard Falling Off Bicycles, Amsterdam bikes
Typical Dutch style in that Delft blue. I love this one!
Julia Willard Falling Off Bicycles, Amsterdam bikes
Bloemen!

Amsterdam is jam packed with bicycles… you probably knew that already. But until you’ve been to this glorious city, I’m not sure you can fully appreciate how many different ones there are. Indeed bike theft is pervasive in Amsterdam, so what better way to keep track of your fiets than to personalize it will a custom paint job, funky stickers, or even an etching or a quote? Unfortunately, I hadn’t done that yet by the time my basic black omafiets was stolen. But the creative people who have come up with these fun customizations were great inspiration for me when I was creating my logo. Stay tuned for how I came up with that design…

“The bicycle, the bicycle surely, should always be the vehicle of novelists and poets.”
~ Christopher Morley

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