Amsterdam is one of the most bicycle-friendly cities globally, with excellent bicycle infrastructure, planning, and funding. In some areas, there are safety concerns as well as a high number of bike thefts. There are numerous bicycle paths and racks in Amsterdam, guarded bicycle parking stations, and traffic-calmed streets. Even though Amersterdam is well-known for its bicycle culture, many other Dutch and global cities are more bike-friendly, including The Hague, Eindhoven, and Almere, nominated for the Fietsstad 2014 awards. Among the most popular bicycles in Amsterdam are the Omafiets, a Dutch roadster with a step-through frame, modern city bikes, road bikes, mountain bikes, and even recumbent bicycles.
People of all ages can enjoy the benefits of cycling, from small children to aging adults. It has a wide range of intensity to suit a wide range of abilities. Additionally, it is fun, cheap, and environmentally friendly. It is one of the simplest ways to get regular exercise and your routine to commute to work or shop. There are an estimated one billion bicycle riders in the world every day.
Below are some fascinating historical photos from the 1950s to 1990s that depict the bicycle culture of Amsterdam.