One of the best cities to go riding on your bike is the capital of the Netherlands, Amsterdam. Amsterdam is home to over one million people in a small urban sprawl. The city is financial center and is also home to the cultural and creative side of the Netherlands.
The city has been given the nickname Venice of the North because the city has a series of canals which form a lattice within the city. The canals are beautiful and give the city a unique character.
Amsterdam was originally a fishing village but soon became an important trading city during the 17th century. The city expanded and the canals were constructed. The city was importantly named a world heritage site in 2010.
Riding a bike through the city is a wonderful experience, especially in Autumn where the leaves are falling and the sunshine is out.