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In Amsterdam, bikes collected by the city (gemeente) are stored in the fietsdepot. Summary information is available in English. I would call them to get the latest and most accurate info, but according to their website, the bikes can be purchased in two ways: If one has a Stadspas, which is a city pass obtainable by lower income folks, then you can go to a ...


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If you really want to be sure the bike isn't stolen: The Dutch Police also has a tool called Fiets diefstal register (fdr). All bikes that are reported stolen to the police are put in this register. You can either search for a chipnumber which can be found on higher quality locks (long number starting with 999 or 975), or you can search for the framenumber, ...


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There are several places to avoid if you are looking for a cheap bike, and several places to seek. First to avoid: Generally bikes tend to be pricier / lower quality in all towns with a big university because demand is high and many bikes are "consumed" by the buyer. Lots of exchange students buy a bike and discard it after a year rather than resell it, ...



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