Maybe you've heard, maybe you haven't but the bike culture in Amsterdam is intense. Wonderfully intense. There's a Dutch Cycling Embassy for crying out loud. I knew of this great bike culture, but seeing it was a whole other experience. People don't just take a stroll on their bikes, they bike with the eye of the tiger. Everyone–men, women, young, old, rich, poor ... bikes.
Case in point. Will you look at this bicycle park? It was two (maybe three) whole levels of packed in bicycles. All I could think was how does one find their bike? Especially when it gets dark.
The sight of a bike parked outside a store was very common. I happened to really like this bright orange one.
It was also not unusual to see moms cruising along with a few children in the fronts of these CargoBikes. I called it the "bucket o' kids." I think I want one.