This page was last updated Wed 27 January 2021.
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Reports by Paul Treanor
All descriptions are in English, unless otherwise noted.
Cycling info pages
|Amsterdam Cycle Routes
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.