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Reports by Paul Treanor

All descriptions are in English, unless otherwise noted.

Cycling info pages

Amsterdam Cycle Routes
by Paul Treanor

These are not tourist or recreational cycle routes. They might be interesting for students in in urban planning, architecture, geography, and landscape history.

  • Amsterdam Cycle Route 2: Spaarndam/Velserbroek: heritage+suburban landscape. Ancient sea defences embedded in a peri-urban landscape where farming is giving way to new housing and golf courses: a typical VINEX landscape, with older settlements heritage-ised.
  • Amsterdam Cycle Route 3: dune villas, ruins, and infrastructure The narrow strip of lands just behind the dunes has the oldest continuous habitation: a few traces remain. The dunes are suburbanised since the 19-th century, and cut through by the sea lock complex at IJmuiden into the North Sea Canal.