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Old July 18th, 2009, 01:59 AM   #3061
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The real Dutch mountains:
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Old July 18th, 2009, 03:16 AM   #3062
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^ Wow, that's a LOT. Steepest I remember driving wasn't much more (25%), and I live on foothills of the Alps.
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Old July 18th, 2009, 02:53 PM   #3063
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Not often seen here, but this is what the Dutch cycling-signage looks like.
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Old July 18th, 2009, 07:43 PM   #3064
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For daytourist or visitors, the best way to park your car in Amsterdam is underneath the Amsterdam ArenA-stadium (Transferium).

Cost 6 Euro per day and you get 4 Public Transportation Tickets (Train/Metro/Bus) to travel from Bijlmer-ArenA Station to Amsterdam Central Station. The journey from Bijlmer-ArenA to Central Station with the metro is 10 minutes.

The Amsterdam parkingfares are high because there is a lack of parkinglots. The old citycentre isn't build for motorized traffic.
Just like with Chicago - best is to park at the Cumberland Ave park-and-ride garage (near O'Hare Airport-ORD - about USA$3 for the day) and take the CTA downtown (fare about USA$4 R/T). Note, these prices may have changed since I was last there a year ago. This compared with $20-30 for parking downtown.

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Old July 18th, 2009, 07:46 PM   #3065
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In my opinion, up to 15 - 20 euros for 24 hours of parking is acceptable in downtown areas. Anything above that is a real rip-off. Municipalities are abusing the lack of parking space to generate revenue.

Most businesses are not located in downtown Amsterdam though, I have no stats, but I estimate less than 20% of the jobs in Amsterdam is in the downtown core.
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Old July 19th, 2009, 11:32 AM   #3066
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A traffic jam in 1964.


This was interchange Oudenrijn in 1964, a simple multilane roundabout. Today, it's a *little* different:

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Old July 19th, 2009, 11:43 AM   #3067
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Great comparison.

On the photo from the '60s, that guy on the rightmost lane is loving it
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Old July 19th, 2009, 01:19 PM   #3068
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A Dutch survey found that Amsterdam is the most expensive city in the world to park your car. One day parking cost € 50 or 70 dollars. The most expensive parking garage in New York is 40 dollars.
No, it is one of the most expensive cities. 2 locations in London are even more expensive to park your car.
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Old July 19th, 2009, 03:13 PM   #3069
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On A12 near Ede, This part was u/c for new lane and exit lane. I like the cute aerodynamic type design of the over bridge



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Old July 20th, 2009, 04:43 PM   #3070
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Old July 21st, 2009, 09:40 AM   #3071
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Wow! When?

(When the worldcup final and the olympics were on one day?)
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Old July 21st, 2009, 12:37 PM   #3072
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Old July 23rd, 2009, 01:31 PM   #3073
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The Schipholtunnel has been closed for a while yesterday due to an accident on the A4

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Old July 23rd, 2009, 07:44 PM   #3074
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Lots of Police cars and cars from Rijkswaterstaat over there!
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Old July 24th, 2009, 09:28 PM   #3075
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Another Belgian sign spotted in the Netherlands. Zwollywood.
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Old July 25th, 2009, 09:53 AM   #3076
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Would anyone like to spend the summer in the Netherlands?

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Our summer is not much better this year .
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Old July 25th, 2009, 10:49 AM   #3078
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I also made these two pics yesterday:

View in the mirror while driving east on the A1

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Entering the A35 near Enschede

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We were listening to the weather forecast on the radio, and every time the reporter said the same: some sun, but also some heavy showers, strong wind, hail and thunderstorms. Temperature between 14 and 24 degrees. Useful
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^Lol, it's terrible indeed but I'm planning on going to the beach tomorrow, it's expected to become (much) better
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