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A typical canal bridge scene in Amsterdam shows us a small portion of the many bikes here. All parked up, all chained and locked! With so many bikes it is no wonder that many go missing perhaps.

In the distance can be seen the church of St. Nicolas.

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Comments (14)

Geerten on January 3, 2013

you've been around a bit... a lot of those bikes are borrowed... for ever...

Herb Riddle on January 3, 2013

Hi Geerten and welcome back. I think this may be your homeland but... Yes, we took a trip on the canal by sightseeing boat and was told a fantastic number of these bikes were indeed borrowed. Happy you enjoyed this view taken on a four country trip by ship.

Best wishes for the New Year, Herb

NickolayR on January 4, 2013

So many nice and typical things on one photo. Like.

Erik van den Ham on January 8, 2013

Bikes are perhaps the best way to travel (next to trams, metro or bus) if you need to be in the center of Amsterdam. Parking your car somewhere is a crime and if you find a place it's gonne cost you a small fortune p/hour.

Hope the weather wasn't too bad when you did your tour.

Cheers, Erik

Herb Riddle on January 26, 2013

Nickolay and Erik -yep a busy photo for sure, showing all that is typical of this very interesting old city. I understand the things with bikes Erik and no doubt at all, if I lived somewhere as flat as Amsterdam I would have one too. Cars are just too damn expensive nowadays, I can tell you from real experience pulling my caravan! Toured just a few weeks ago starting Dec22/12.

Cheers, Herb

cbaisan on March 21, 2013


Herb Riddle on April 2, 2013

Thanks again Chris. Always good to see you smiling :)

Cheers, Herb

Lloret on April 30, 2013

fantastic location, good shot, LIKE

Herb Riddle on May 2, 2013

Lloret, welcome to my gallery. Always great to see new visitors here, especially those that enjoy my pictures so much. Glad you like the location :) I much appreciate the visit ,comment and like. I also notice that you have added me to your 'Favourites List', in doing that you Honour Me!, I look forward to seeing much more of you and your work.

Best wishes from the UK , Herb

Károly Kovács on July 1, 2013


Many-many bike!!


Good luck in the NPC!


mg1744 on August 6, 2013

I gotta like this; as I said the place seems to be the bicycle capital of the world.

Greetings from Virginia, USA, Mark

Herb Riddle on August 21, 2013

Karithanks for another visit. Yes a city of bikes. Maybe London will be like this soon? Thanks for the Like.

Mark, welcome to my gallery. Yep, I am sure you are right. They are trying to get some of our cities to be like this too. Please call again.

Best wishes to you both, Herb

АleksandarMarković ² on January 8, 2014

Bike Kingdom


Herb Riddle on January 9, 2014

Аleksandar - you are right.

Cheers, Herb

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  • Uploaded on January 2, 2013
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    by Herb Riddle
    • Camera: E-410
    • Taken on 2012/12/24 11:31:36
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 25.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.590
    • ISO Speed: ISO800