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Biking in Amsterdam is Safe for Everyone Who Knows the Rules

A Visual Guide to Bike Safety & Signs in Amsterdam

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Biking in Amsterdam is safe enough that parents pedal their kids through the city.

Biking in Amsterdam is Safe for Everyone Who Knows the Rules

© 2006 Shannon McAllister, licensed to About.com

Biking is a way of life for Amsterdammers. And it's safe enough that parents even pedal their kids through the city, alongside the trams and traffic. As a visitor, you can enjoy it as much as (and as safely as) the locals -- if you learn the rules of the road.

This visual guide to bike safety in Amsterdam will show you everything from which traffic signs to follow to which behaviors not to copy.

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