Amsterdam / NL riders sign in here

Discussion in 'Europe' started by yayabiko, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. Hellracer.nl

    Hellracer.nl What the hack???

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2012
    Oddometer:
    843
    Location:
    Netherlands
    Yep. Marktplaats is your best friend.
    If you need help in purchasing a bike, I'm willing to help.
  2. Two Plugs

    Two Plugs Long timer

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2007
    Oddometer:
    1,574
    Location:
    Groningen Province - Top of Holland
    Marktplaats.nl is one of them, but the Dutch E-bay too.
    Please note... 2nd hand bikes (and cars) are often cheaper to buy in f.e. Germany or Belgium.

    The plus of Germany... they have an MOT (APK) for motorcycles, the TUV.
    A good German site with many private sellers is www.mobile.de

    I bought a Honda Transalp once in Germany, and imported it back to NL. You only have to bring it to an regional RDW (National Road & Traffic department) to get a Dutch licence and approval. Which takes money, but even than you could be cheaper off.

    If you are planning to take the bike to Asia (I guess you will be riding?) I would suggest a 2cylinder bike in stead of the single Teneré. Honda 600/650/700 Transalp, or BMWF800GS would be my choice. Light, good comfort and economics, reliable and trusty.
  3. Two Plugs

    Two Plugs Long timer

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2007
    Oddometer:
    1,574
    Location:
    Groningen Province - Top of Holland
    Marktplaats.nl is one of them, but the Dutch E-bay too.
    Please note... 2nd hand bikes (and cars) are often cheaper to buy in f.e. Germany or Belgium.

    The plus of Germany... they have an MOT (APK) for motorcycles, the TUV.
    A good German site with many private sellers is www.mobile.de

    I bought a Honda Transalp once in Germany, and imported it back to NL. You only have to bring it to an regional RDW (National Road & Traffic department) to get a Dutch licence and approval. Which takes money, but even than you could be cheaper off. Info about importing and obtaining a Dutch licence: www.rdw.nl

    If you are planning to take the bike to Asia (I guess you will be riding?) I would suggest a 2cylinder bike in stead of the single Teneré. Honda 600/650/700 Transalp, or BMWF800GS would be my choice. Light, good comfort and economics, reliable and trusty.
  4. Normlas

    Normlas Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2011
    Oddometer:
    64
    Location:
    New Zealand
    cool, thanks guys - I have some homework to do !
  5. Two Plugs

    Two Plugs Long timer

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2007
    Oddometer:
    1,574
    Location:
    Groningen Province - Top of Holland
    Sorry for the double posting! *blush*
  6. skolios

    skolios n00bee

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2012
    Oddometer:
    47
    Location:
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Hi guys,

    I am an expat as well living in Amsterdam. I recently bought an XR650R, slowly tidying it up and waiting for the riding season to finally enjoy it!

    Any suggestions on rides, on/off road routes, events, links and anything relevant is highly appreciated.

    Cheers
    Sergios
  7. Two Plugs

    Two Plugs Long timer

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2007
    Oddometer:
    1,574
    Location:
    Groningen Province - Top of Holland
    From Amsterdam? Do a google on 'de Kuil' in Ijmuiden.
  8. skolios

    skolios n00bee

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2012
    Oddometer:
    47
    Location:
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Thanx, it looks cool!!
    I live in Amsterdam, but suggestions further than that is fine as well.

    Cheers
    S.
  9. Two Plugs

    Two Plugs Long timer

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2007
    Oddometer:
    1,574
    Location:
    Groningen Province - Top of Holland
    I am affraid that offroad options in Suburbia (Randstad Amsterdam/The Hague/Haarlem etc) will be limited, but I leave it to the locals to give a final top tip... ;)
  10. ewanmcconachie

    ewanmcconachie Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2013
    Oddometer:
    18
    Location:
    Netherlands
    Hi guys and a merry christmas. I am fairly new to NL having come from Scotland. As yet I have not ridden with any of you but I hope that changes soon.

    For most of you I guess you have been at home with your loved ones (bike) over the festive period, but for me I have been away in the big blue sea.
    So when I get home in January I will be itching to get out on my bike and wondered if anybody would like to join me.
    I propose riding a trail I have in the Brabant area, (or an other if someone has a suggestion) which is mainly flat easy tracks with the odd wooded section..
    I will ride Wednesday 8th - Thursday 9th January and if some of you were up for it we could take an overnight in a local hotel to enjoy some good food and some even better beer.

    In the mean time, enjoy the new year.
    Ewan.

    Ewan.
  11. ewanmcconachie

    ewanmcconachie Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2013
    Oddometer:
    18
    Location:
    Netherlands
    Thats another signed up.

  12. ftw

    ftw Live to live, ride to ride

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2013
    Oddometer:
    1,594
    Location:
    Praha, CZ
    Gelukkig Nieuwjaar en groetjes vanuit Kiev, Oekraїne!

    De Consulaire afdeling van de Koninklijke Nederlandse Ambassade is altijd tot Uw dienst.
  13. Hellracer.nl

    Hellracer.nl What the hack???

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2012
    Oddometer:
    843
    Location:
    Netherlands
    Hmmm. Too bad I'm in China at the stated time...
  14. ewanmcconachie

    ewanmcconachie Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2013
    Oddometer:
    18
    Location:
    Netherlands
    Well maybe next time. Happy travels.
  15. Two Plugs

    Two Plugs Long timer

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2007
    Oddometer:
    1,574
    Location:
    Groningen Province - Top of Holland
    ... Happy newyear to all Dutchies & Friends over there.

    First day of the year 2014, beautiful weather. The Honda XL1000V Varadero still lies on the Optimate IV, but the good old 28yrs young XLV750RF lacks every form of modern technology and just does what it was meant to do... Turn the ignition, push the starter and RUN, with no additional help from outside; even if she was hibernating for the last 2 months... ;D

    Had a wonderful 75km ride today on the Old Lady. I simply LOVE these rigged old Honda's!

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
  16. skolios

    skolios n00bee

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2012
    Oddometer:
    47
    Location:
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Hi Ewan,

    would love to but unfortunately cannot make it this time.
    Let us know next time you are going for a ride.

    Cheers
    Sergio
  17. dwdufour

    dwdufour Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2011
    Oddometer:
    158
    Location:
    Tucson, AZ
    Signing in here. I'm just across the border from Sittard.

    Planning a bunch of trips for Spring/Summer if anyone is interested in Turkey, Scotland or Spain, let me know.

    Also available for drinking and wrenching.
  18. enfielddnepr

    enfielddnepr Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2011
    Oddometer:
    181
    Location:
    Assen, Netherlands
    Are there more folks here planning to go to the Elefanten treffen?

    I live in Assen, maybe we can hitch-up..
    i plan to go on my jawa, so limited top speed. ..
  19. wimj

    wimj Wannabee adventurer

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2008
    Oddometer:
    145
    Location:
    Netherlands
    April 26 was mentioned. As I'll be watching the WSB at Assen on sunday, That would still be a fine date for me. And lots of campsites in Drente.

    Edit: 2 weeks later and no reactions so I may plan something different that weekend. Anyone a later time in mind?
  20. ewanmcconachie

    ewanmcconachie Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2013
    Oddometer:
    18
    Location:
    Netherlands
    Hi Wimj. Sorry for the late reply on this. I will be coming to Assen too but not until the Sunday morning as apparently I should be celebrating some special day on the Saturday. Something to do with a king I think.
    Regarding a meeting I am still very interested to either meet in NL or possible ride together slightly further for some trail riding. Northern France for example.