Saturday, June 29, 2013

TorontoVerve in Amsterdam!

Amsterdam -- the city of canals was the second stop on our European trip. We instantly felt at home -- thanks in great part to our bed and breakfast, B&B Quartier Neuf, and we were also charmed by the city's eloquent streets and incredible views.

Seeing the residents' symbiotic relationship with the canals was especially inspiring.

And we were strongly impressed with Amsterdam's love and respect for cycling. Despite the narrow roads and sidewalks, cyclists have a dedicated lane virtually anywhere in the city. One resident amusingly describes the hierarchy on the road as "cyclists first, pedestrians second and cars third." A far contrast from our beloved Toronto.

Indeed, if you're going to shoot street style in Amsterdam, you're going to need a bike because many of the well-dressed locals are barrelling down roads and over bridges on 2 wheels. So to catch up with these fashionable cyclists, we rented inconspicuous black bikes at Bike City.

This week, TorontoVerve will be featuring amazing Amsterdam street style.

Let us know what you think.

- Nigel

1 comment:

  1. Have a look at the very top of the older buildings. I think there are big hooks to be seen used to pull furniture up and down because of narrow stairways.