Guyito in The Netherlands: Riding the Bike, Bus, and Trains


Guyito at MacBike, The Netherlands

Come, let’s rent a bike!

Hello again!

I am taking you on several rides today. First, let’s take the bike in Amsterdam.

We all know Amsterdam is a very bike-friendly city. In fact, it is dubbed “The City of Bikes.” And why not? It has multitude of bike paths and it has special bicycle traffic lights, too!

Guyito at a bike lane, Amsterdam

How about a carabao lane, anyone? Heehee

I was so amazed. I hope the Philippines will have these, too. Instead of people riding on carabaos, they might as well ride bikes to their farm πŸ˜‰ Someday. Someday.

Anyway, your biking experience in Amsterdam begins with a rented bike. Here I am at one of the rental stations of MacBike.

Guyito testing a bike

How would you like to ride a bike with me around Amsterdam? πŸ˜‰

Next, let’s take the GVB bus. It’s a cool way to tour the city. The GVB is the public transport system in Amsterdam. It has 16 trams routes, around 50 bus routes, 4 metro lines, and 5 ferry links. Now, when will my dear Philippines have these?! I hope it happens in my lifetime.
Guyito rides the GVB Bus, Amsterdam

Bus selfie!

Let’s hop on a trains this time, shall we? Around Amsterdam, I took the GVB train.
Guyito aboard the GVB train, Amsterdam

Look, it’s not crowded!

Here I am at the Waterlooplein Metro Station. It is close to the city hall of Amsterdam.
Guyito at Waterlooplein Metro Station, Amsterdam

Ready for a train ride!

Oh, I also rode a train in Rotterdam, the 2nd largest city in The Netherlands. The train system in Europe is really very efficient. Kainggit much!
Guyito at the Rotterdam train station

It’s so clean πŸ™‚

I’m saving the best ride for last so here I am, in a Thalys Train 1st class! Thalys, the β€œred train,” is a high speed train that takes you to Belgium, France, The Netherlands, and Germany. So since I’m riding it, you can guess where I am heading next πŸ˜‰
Guyito on board Thalys Train 1st class!

Come, ride with me! πŸ™‚