Amsterdam is one of the world centres of daily biking. If you arrive and need a daily-use bike, the place to go is MacBike. Good bikes, good locks and of course, Amsterdam provides bike paths, parks and a bike culture like no where else. People on bikes zip around with a special radar, moving swiftly and steadily. They spin along, lean into corners, go across crowded intersections with a sixth sense steering clear of obstacles, cars and other bikers. MacBike bikes are solid and heavy with chain guards so no pant legs get caught. They also provide good maps for getting around. As a Montrealer blessed with the challenges of slopes and grades wherever one bikes, Amsterdam’s flat landscape with canal and river vistas is a nice glimpse of Paradise.