Alas! They don’t make the Joep bicycle anymore

13 August 2018 - I think the Joep bicycle - and the women’s version Ari - were launched in 2008. Joep Salden, owner of a bicycle shop in Utrecht, designed a minimalistic, functional bicycle, without any unnecessary accessories. The only concession was a bicycle bell. «You’ll need one; on this bicycle you’ll overtake anyone», Salden said when I bought my greyish green Joep in 2009.

Is tourist dispersion working? An analysis of Lonely Planet maps

5 August 2018 - For more than fifteen years, Amsterdam has been trying to convince tourists to visit areas outside the city centre. There is a concern that the inner city is approaching the limit of how many tourists it can handle.

Circular Metro and Tram map of Amsterdam

20 July 2018 - This weekend, Amsterdam’s new North-South metro line will open. To celebrate the occasion, Straatkrant Z! offers a free copy of Eric Hammink’s beautiful circular Metro and Tram map of Amsterdam. Z! is a newspaper sold by homeless people.

Converting Election Markup Language (EML) to csv

20 July 2018 - For recent Dutch elections, results are available per candidate, per polling station. The data is in the EML format. I wrote a script to convert that to dataframes.

The orientation of Amsterdam’s streets

13 July 2018 - Eight days from now, Amsterdam will have a new metro line traversing the city from north to south. But what about the orientation of the city’s streets?

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