You already know how to ride a bicycle. Now, you want to become one of the locals- a confident, competent, courteous cyclist, in control and ready to roll. This essential guide covers numerous aspects of learning how to adapt your cycling style to the hustle and bustle of a small but dynamic city, with dense vehicular traffic, pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists, and more. Understand the basic rules of the road and develop and refine your road etiquette. Learn to predict the actions of other road users, in order to anticipate their behaviour and plan accordingly. Gain confidence as you deal with unexpected situations with grace and quick thinking. This guide will help you to enjoy the freedom and health benefits of cycling met uw fiets as you morph into a true Amsterdammer!
Xing Chen is a neuroscientist who has lived and worked in the US, the UK, and Singapore. In 2014, she moved to the Netherlands to develop brain implants for the restoration of vision in blind people. On the very first day of her arrival in Amsterdam, she purchased a secondhand bicycle, with the help and advice of a local friend. She gradually mastered the art of cycling through the crowded city streets, and now cycles for an average distance of over 20 km per day. In