Among all the bike rides around Amsterdam, this outta be one of my favorites, and here I’ll write about the first time we conquered it!
The way there is fabulous: the lovely fishermen village of Durgerdam is just a stone-throw away from Amsterdam, yet it seems stuck centuries in the past. Then you follow the coastline all the way to the island… as you maybe remember from my previously failed attempt to reach it!
This time around I went there with my friend Bert, we cycled all the way to the eastern tip, where you can see this bad-ass, marvelous lighthouse.
Another round, another bike ride, another fabulous convergence: three souls joined together, no less! Martino, John and I gathered at our Oudeschans fort and left direction East. John is our bike guru, our reference, so we gladly left him the lead and followed his suggestion: Marken would be our destination.
Marken is a very special town: a former fishermen island, it is now joined to the mainland by a thin strip of land. I guess it could be as famous as Mont Saint-Michel if only it wasn’t as flat as the rest of the country. Oh well…
We had just left Amsterdam when we cycled along lovely Durgerdam. The village is actually a single line of houses along the coast, and despite being so close to the bustling capital, it somehow preserves the spirit of a laid-back little harbor.
Oh, and let me anticipate something: we never reached Marken.
Here’s the new episode of my video series! Actually, I should maybe find another name for my videos, as now “Famsterdam Life” is the name of the blog… please leave any suggestion in the comments and enjoy!