Fiets (singular) in Dutch, pronounced feats, and fietsen (plural) are as ubiquitous in the Netherlands as windmills and tulips. Bicycles generally have the right of way and especially in Amsterdam, they WILL run you over. I've never looked up any statistics but it wouldn't surprise me if bicycle-hitting-pedestrian accidents were far higher than auto-v-pedestrians! When you hear the "brriinng brriinng" of a bike bell you'd better make sure you're not in their path!
There are lots of colorful and interesting and just plain odd bikes to be seen. Here are some of my favorites.
|Instead of placing advertisement flyers under your windshield wiper you get it attached to your bike handlebars.|
|There's a kid seat on the back and on the front. Plus the box for carrying things.|
|There's a car seat with a baby and a huge pile of groceries on the front and there was a kid in the seat on the back.|
|Is that Toto?|
|Why yes, they do!|
|I was thinking I wanted an orange basket for the front of my bike but now I want this!!|
|This is a bike parking garage next to the Amsterdam Central Station. I can't even imagine being able to remember where you parked!|
As usual, linking up with Unknown Mami this Sunday. Click on the button and check out lots of other interesting, colorful and just plain odd places.