berlinspotter
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AMS By Bike?!

Sat Apr 12, 2003 9:17 pm

Hi guys,

I'm planning a trip to AMS within the next 2 weeks. The only problem is that I haven't got a car so I will rent a bike somewhere. Is it actually possible to go around the airport by bike? Does anybody has a good roadmap?

Actually I know most of the spotting facilities at AMS but did new spots emerge at the new RWY/ are old spots still reachable at the parallel RWY?

Thanks in advance,

Thomas
 
wietse
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RE: AMS By Bike?!

Sat Apr 12, 2003 9:18 pm

New rwy:

Not yet in daytime service.

18-36C Old spots barely reachable, but going on bike opens up new places where you cant go by car.

I just dont know where you can rent the bike. If you found a spot, please let me know!

Wietse
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timdegroot
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RE: AMS By Bike?!

Sat Apr 12, 2003 9:40 pm

Maybe I should start renting out my own bikes since this topic comes up so often Big grin

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petertenthije
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RE: AMS By Bike?!

Sat Apr 12, 2003 10:35 pm

I've been looking for a bike-rental for ages at or around Schiphol, I do not think there is one nearby. If you find one, please do inform us (me).
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jon01
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RE: AMS By Bike?!

Sat Apr 12, 2003 11:22 pm

How about taking the train to a nearby station where there maybe a rental shop and then cycle back to Schipol. You can rent in Amsterdam Centre, then maybe bring the bike back by train to a station nearer Schipol!

Here are some Bike links:-

http://www.bikecity.nl/UKhome.html

http://www.bikes.nl/

http://www.macbike.nl/english/index.html

Jon
 
jwenting
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RE: AMS By Bike?!

Sun Apr 13, 2003 12:31 am

Taking the bike by train is certainly feasible but mind the following:
1) it's not allowed during morning and evening rushhour
2) get a ticket for the bike (available from ticket counters only, not from the machines). Ticket costs about €5
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voodoo
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RE: AMS By Bike?!

Sun Apr 13, 2003 6:03 am

Thanks Jwenting!
How about maps? Are there any good maps of the area?
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wietse
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RE: AMS By Bike?!

Sun Apr 13, 2003 7:41 am

Or you can just go and have a walk like I did today  Big grin



Wietse
Wietse de Graaf
 
berlinspotter
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RE: AMS By Bike?!

Sun Apr 13, 2003 8:09 pm

Renting the bike won't be the problem as I can most probably get it from a nice lady where I will stay for the days.

What would interest me more is a detailed map so I can spend more time photographing than looking for the right way  Big grin

Maybe I'm coming to AMS from this Tuesday to Thursday or Friday! Weather looks good in this period of time!

Thomas
 
jon01
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RE: AMS By Bike?!

Sun Apr 13, 2003 8:31 pm

Here are some maps:

On this old one the green dashes are cycle routes, but there are a few changes in the top left where there has been construction.

http://mitglied.lycos.de/planespotters/gif/splmap.jpg


This map is newer and shows the new runway/roads and new runway numbers:

http://www.scramble.nl/civ/airports/gfx/maps/eham.gif

Here is info on the numbered areas marked on the above map:

http://www.scramble.nl/civ/airports/eham.htm

Cheers,

Jon
 
aviator100
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RE: AMS By Bike?!

Mon Apr 14, 2003 9:37 pm

Good road maps can be found on ViaMichelin: http://www.viamichelin.com/viamichelin/gbr/dyn/controller/HomePage.
Under Maps fill in: schiphol - netherlands. The result gives three locations. Click on one of them. By sliding you can zoom in on the map several times to get considerable detail.

Wishing you good AMS biking and spotting!
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