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    Guarded bicycle parking in Amsterdam

    On an upcoming bicycle trip to the Netherlands this April, for one weekend I plan to take a night train from Amsterdam to Zurich. Rather than take my bike with me, I'd like to leave it in the city for those few days. I know there is guarded bicycle parking at several places in Amsterdam, but I'm looking for additional information:

    Is there a time limit? Can I leave a bike parked for 3 or 4 days?
    How much does this cost?
    How secure is it? Do you still need a good lock?

    Thanks,

    Mark

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    Check here:

    http://www.amsterdam.nl/parkeren-ver...senstallingen/

    you can click on the various points on the map. They all have different terms. FWIW I wouldn't leave my bike anywhere in Amsterdam without a lock.

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    Thanks for the link!

    You have me worried, though. This is the bicycle I need to tour on for two weeks after I get back to Amsterdam, so I really cannot take chances. I have a ring lock (wheel lock) and plan to buy a heavy chain once I get to the Netherlands. But are thefts common from the "guarded parking"?

    I was also unclear on the time limits. I need to leave it 4 1/2 days. But if I understand correctly (using google translation of their policy PDF), after three days you cannot leave your bike locked, because the attendant needs to move it??

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    I would look up AirBnB and search for garage/ parking space....you might find someone through the bike touring websites that may take it in as well.

    Also, search on this site:http://www.bikeaccess.net/bikeaccess...?Query=Storage

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    If you still need a place we have a storage spot you can use for a few weeks, no issue. We're about 20 mins south of Amsterdam by train.

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