a bike in amsterdam

There are an estimated 600,000 bicycles in Amsterdam, which has a population of around 750,000 people. Despite the cold, winter is a good time to visit northern Europe, particularly if you’re put off by crowds. The number of tourists to the city drops considerably due to the chilly temperatures and occasional snow (although it didn’t seem to affect the lines at the Anne Frank House, which were around the block).

I’ve been to the city several times before and was there again with some friends this past weekend. I was able to snap these pictures in the city which felt like I had all to myself. I’m hoping to visit some other cities in the Netherlands, including Utrecht when I return from the Balkans next month. Perhaps by then it’ll be a bit warmer as well.