Amsterdam’s a super innovative city, with the first 3D printed bridge in the world and now incredible underwater bike parking spots in the cycle-mad city. After all, Amsterdam has always had to build around, on top of and under the water.
These new underwater bike parking spots opened just last week near Amsterdam Centraal Station, so if you’re commuting to other parts of the Netherlands or just fancy visiting Amsterdam, you can now utilise them.
It’s truly groundbreaking stuff, in a city known for its innovation when there is little solid ground on which to build but an ever-growing population. It’s taken four years to build these new underwater bike parking spots and they’re already attracting attention from international media like Euronews.
Facilities have opened at Stationsplein and Ijboulevard, with a combined capacity of 11,000 bikes in two-tiered racks. This will be welcome news to cyclists who may have previously struggled to find a place to park their bikes.
It’s also great news for a city that is always looking to be more environmentally friendly, where even the Dutch Prime Minister cycles to work. All in all, the project has cost 60 million dollars and they’re the first of their kind in the world!