Bicycle Parking, Central Station, Amsterdam - Jo-Ann Carson

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.


0 Replies to “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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