RWY-16 From Switzerland, joined Dec 2000, 106 posts, RR: 3 Posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3198 times:
Dear fellow enthusiast,
I am thinking of visiting AMS in spring/summer 2006 and would like to use a bike instead of a rental car. Do you know where one could rent a bike at or near the airport? I am planning to stay in the IBIS hotel near Schiphol. Thank you very much for your assistance.
Ptrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3878 posts, RR: 19 Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3169 times:
Several of the more expensive hotels around Schiphol seem to do bike rental, but it might be expensive and impractical or impossible if you don't stay there.
At the railway station in Hoofddorp, I think you'll have to be a member of the Public Transport Bike scheme. I don't know if you can arrange this on the spot.
There are several bike shops in Badhoevedorp or Hoofddorp. They may not do rental, but I guess it should be possible to buy a secondhand bike and sell it back to them again for a reasonable price, perhaps one of these:
Seriously though,...not a bad idea at all.
Problem is, when you're about to leave Amsterdam and you want to get rid of it,....your position to negotiate is somewhat weakened. Wouldn't you say?
The "Must sell"-statement, then takes on a whole new meaning!
JRadier From Netherlands, joined Sep 2004, 4617 posts, RR: 51 Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3103 times:
why not do it like every student in AMS, go to a local bikesalesmen (often called a 'junkie') and buy the bike (wich is cheap), and when you go just leave it for the next one. That is how bikes in Amsterdam work .
For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and ther
Ptrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3878 posts, RR: 19 Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3027 times:
That is called fencing, and that bike may be my property.
Of course, you can obtain or rent a bike easily in the city, but obviously Andi isn't planning to see Amsterdam's paintings, canals, and other attractions.
The only difference between me and a madman is that I am not mad (Salvador Dali)
IngemarE From Sweden, joined Mar 2005, 285 posts, RR: 5 Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3001 times:
Quoting IL76 (Reply 5): Hehe... Then I'll be waiting at terminal on the day you leave. I'll take it off your hands for a 'nice price'.
That was sort of the thing I was afraid of!
There should be a "spotters bike-pool" in Amsterdam. A bike (or two) gets locked down at the same place everytime a spotter leaves it. That spotter sends the keys for it to the next one having plans to visit EHAM according to a booking-schedule,...and so on.....
You get my drift boys?
Stoopid idea, I know.
That bike would've gotten nicked in nooo-time!!