Noord residents are avid users of the Canta: a motorbike on four wheels, or rather a bumper car. It fits one and a half people, but that doesn’t stop people from sitting in it together. It was designed for the disabled, but seems very useful to Northerners: it keeps you dry when it rains and you can park it anywhere. Also, it’s allowed on the ferry and you can take your dog for a walk in it. Lately, the hipster carrier bike has been spotted in Noord as well. The question is whether the Northerners will choose the hip image of the carrier bike or the comfort of the Canta for the future.
Take a ferry along the shores of Noord to watch the skyline and find yourself amongst local residents. All ferries are free. Don’t stand all the way up front, the waves can splash quite high.
If your final destination is situated in the heart of Noord, it’s best to travel by bus. To travel by bus, you must purchase a public transport chip card (or ‘OV-chipkaart’ in Dutch), or buy a single...
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Image: Engy Aly
A tribute to the ferry
Engy Aly made this poster as a tribute to the ferry.
If you’re traveling to Noord from Schiphol Airport by public transfer, you will always have to travel to Amsterdam Central Station first. From there on, you take a ferry to Noord. It’s also possible...