The Dutch Postman And Our American Postman

I love that the mail in Amsterdam is delivered by bicycle.
We saw the  postman in Amsterdam in 2013, when we were on our way to the bike shop where I bought my bike in 2008. I stopped him in the street to ask if I could take his photo. A short while later he delivered the mail to the bike shop Paul and I were in.  Cheerfully, he told the shopkeeper that he had just met us on the street and I had taken his photo. At least that is what I think he said!

Our postman, Allan, also has a set of wheels. Allan always has a smile and a cheerful word. He has a great attitude about the weather. If it is July and it is hot, well, that is what the weather is like in July.

I saw a kindred spirit between these two postmen, an ocean apart.  I salute the postmen and postwomen of the world!



About Rebecca

I am an out and about type of cyclist. I am a confident, friendly, assertive cyclist here on the streets of Boston where I have been riding bikes since 1973. I love riding my Dutch bicycle bought in Amsterdam in 2008 and my folder bicycle which has accompanied me on trips to Washington DC, New York City, a week-end on my son’s Maryland college campus, a visit to my sister in Saratoga Springs, NewYork, a visit to see my son, now living in Holland, Michigan and twenty days of cycling in the Netherlands. My husband and I are moving to the Netherlands in three years. We look forward to bicycling in the world’s best country for bicycles!
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