The Netherlands is cycling country. Bikes are also extremely popular in Amsterdam. There isn’t a city in the world where people cycle as much. About forty percent of all movements from one location to the next take place on a bicycle in Amsterdam! This makes sense, as there is no other method of transportation that allows you to travel through the city with so much ease.
Foreign tourists may find it hard to believe, but for the true Amsterdam resident, cycling is the most logical method to travel from A to B. The 17th century city centre isn’t really suitable for cars.
The small streets and canals are most equipped for pedestrians, and cyclists. And if you add up all the cycling paths - with a total length of 400 kilometres - it's obvious that Amsterdam is a real cycling city.