Cycling in Amsterdam

Safety First

Here are some do’s and don’ts for riding a bicycle in Amsterdam:

  • Parking. 
  • Watch out for pedestrians, they might cross your bike lane without checking first. Use your bell to warn them
  • Bicycle lanes. Use the bicycle lanes, they are marked with a bicycle or have a red colour.
  • When checking a map or your phone, wait on the sidewalk.
  • Do not bike in pedestrian areas. You will be fined.
  • Pay attention to bicycle traffic lights.
  • Do not bike next to each other, it is safer to bike behind each other