Two WorkCycles bikes stand tucked out of anyone's way in a Nederlands Spoorwegen (NS) train to Zandvoort aan Ze. See all photos from this set, and from Netherlands. 60% of people arrive to train stations on bicycles. A third of the country commutes by train each weekday. Passengers, in a departure from American transit policies, must pay a fee to bring a bike aboard trains. (Bikes are not allowed on buses or trams, though.) In August, my friend Brandon Gobel and I took a trip to Copenhagen for 7 days and Amsterdam for a little less than 3 (when he returned to Chicago I kept going to Munich and Berlin). We arrived in Amsterdam on Wednesday, August 22, by overnight train, walked to the WorkCycles Jordaan shop and picked up our reserved rental bikes. Brandon got an opafiets and I a Fr8 (the same model I bought two days later). Bicycles are accommodated at every point in a Dutch resident's journey – and for visitors, too! I don't know how it would have been possible for us to do so much in the Ne More