Amsterdam cyclists abound. Not just along Rokin Canal, but everywhere. On main streets, sidewalks are generally a safe zone for pedestrians, but along the smaller canals pedestrians must remain vigilant or risk being run over by one of the more aggressive cyclists. Unfortunately, I speak from experience.
Yes, bicycles are everywhere in Amsterdam. Besides the bikes lining the bridge in the foreground above, masses of bicycles were “parked” along the railing beside Rokin (the street).
My husband and I did not brave the Amsterdam cycling experience, however. When we did pass beside Rokin Canal on a number of occasions, we did so as tram passengers…
And once in the evening on foot as we searched for an open and inviting restaurant. I wish I could truthfully say that one day I would like to cycle beside the canals of Amsterdam as so many others do, but the truth is I’m a terrible cyclist and would most likely end up in the canal.