Bicycle Parking, Central Station, Amsterdam

“Since 2001, Stationsplein next to Amsterdam’s Central Station boasts the world’s first bicycle flat. The building has room for 2500 bicycles….[The] 100 meter long bicycle flat at the Central Station was built to temporarily store thousands of bikes during a large renovation project …. [It] was built over water to maximize the use of space. It consists  of three slightly sloping parking decks. The bicycle flat was supposed to be closed and removed in 2004, but it still exists today.” (I Am Amsterdam site)

I had heard about this parking lot for bicycles, but it still shocked me when I saw it. It’s enormous. To me, it symbolizes the love for bicycles the Dutch have, a topic I will explore  in other posts. Today, I wanted to look at the parking lot. It’s right beside Central Station, the major transportation hub for the country.

Author: Jo-Ann Carson

About Jo-Ann Carson Where magic happens… Jo-Ann Carson writes a saucy mix of fantasy, adventure and romance. Her latest release is Midnight Magic a Ghost & Abby mystery, which is a spin off from her Gambling Ghosts Series (i.e., A Highland Ghost for Christmas …). Under the pen name Doomsday Carson she writes the post-apocalyptic series Bête Noire. Her two romantic-suspense series are called: Mata Hari and Vancouver Blues. A firm believer in the magic of our everyday lives, Jo-Ann loves watching sunrises, walking beaches near her home in the Pacific Northwest and reading by the fire.

4 thoughts on “Bicycle Parking, Central Station, Amsterdam”

  1. One of my favorite travel photos is of a tableau of pastel-painted bikes, flowers filling their straw baskets, parked in a row outside the Amsterdam Zoo.

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