Netherlands, Amsterdam Guide (B): 17 Random Facts about Amsterdam

17 Random Facts about Amsterdam
We were very unlucky with the weather when we visited Amsterdam due to icy winds from Serbia and lots of rain, so we didn’t see a lot of the attractions we wanted to. However, by spending a few days in this fascinating city we did learn some interesting and random facts about Amsterdam.

1. There are more bikes in Amsterdam than there are people

You will literally see bikes everywhere you look. There are even more bikes on the road than there are cars.

2. Bikes are the most dangerous thing in Amsterdam

Bikes have their own road in Amsterdam and it looks just like a footpath so it can be very easy to forget and walk onto it without looking. This is very dangerous so look both ways (twice)…they come from everywhere! 

3. There are over 100km of canals throughout Amsterdam

The most popular way to travel in Amsterdam is firstly by bike and secondly by boat.

4. 10,000 bikes are fished out of the canals each year

I couldn’t believe this fact when I heard it. That means on average, 27 bikes fall into the canals every day!

5. XXX is the symbol of Amsterdam

You’ll see the sign XXX all around the city but don’t be concerned, it has nothing to do with porn!

6. A company called Sandemans does free walking tours of the city

This is a great introduction to Amsterdam where you will learn about its culture, history and attractions.

7. The toilets in Amsterdam are weird

You’re first time taking a number 2 here may feel a bit strange. For ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 17 Random Facts about Amsterdam
Guide Location: Netherlands » Amsterdam
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
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