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?
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??