Amsterdam – in search of the soul of a city
Amsterdam is a wonderful city with a greener profile than most cities anywhere, a super bike-friendly infrastructure and an almost addiction to the best things in life, as seen by the Dutch. And not forgetting a high-tech innovation attitude, that tops the list of most countries. This is the conclusion after a long weekend trip that also included an almost retro-like dimension: A 940 km car journey, driven in one stretch. Here’s the tip: Don’t stop at the first and probably far from the best Raststelle in Germany. Start looking before you get hungry, otherwise, you will easily end up as we did with a sad excuse for a Bratwurst, that should have taken its own life out of shame garnished with awful watery french fries and a max. of 2 grams of mustard. Time for an upgrade in Western Germany. We chose the motor road in Holland along the Sea and drove effortlessly into Holland on very well-maintained motorways directly into Amsterdam. No problem. Good parking. And then on to the bike, it’s the way to get around or just go anywhere i Holland:) The cherry trees in Amsterdam already blossomed in February, possibly confused by climate change. The trees got a little scared because the temperature suddenly was about 0 degrees. There is, by the way, a positive resonance between Dutch and Danish culture. Both nations are close to the sea, very flat, and have given their soul to the bike, electric or not, and winter however dark, seems as enjoyable as summer. And winters are getting much warmer in both countries.