Your first thought may be, who needs another bike store in Amsterdam – the bicycle capital of the world. Well, it’s becoming increasingly clear – people want more than just a two-wheeled ride. They’re after a bike with a story. And the LEKKER story is one that certainly excites. A young Dutch guy heads abroad to the sandy shores of Australia to introduce Aussies to Dutch cycling culture. The result? They’ve been hooked ever since.
So without further ado, we think it’s now time to introduce you to our very own Amsterdam-based store. The store is situated in the beautiful neighbourhood of Amsterdam West, outside of the hustle and bustle of the center, near cute cafés and markets. Our shop is not just your average bike shop though – it’s been fitted out specifically with our customers in mind. Boasting a minimalistic layout rather than bursting at the seams with bikes, it’s been carefully curated to showcase our premium goods, and to give you an overview of the collection without bombarding you with bikes within every square inch of the store.
The Amsterdam store opened in 2014, just two years on from the very first brand store in Melbourne, Australia. It’s located on the Tweede Kostverlorenkade 68, sitting right outside one of many canals. The streets surrounding are bustling with locals and tourists alike, with the Foodhallen and Ten Katemarkt just around the corner, offering a range of food options, bars and a market.
On arrival at the store you’ll be greeted by one of the guys from the amazing team, Matt, Eli, Paul or Timpe, who will go out of their way to help you with whatever it is that you need. Whether it’s directions around town, a new tyre-tube because it’s turned flat, or even a gift you’re needing to buy for your bike-enthused friend – they are here to help you out. Their passion about bikes and their friendly nature, will ensure you leave the shop not only with the perfect solution to your problem, but with a smile to go with it. If it’s a full fit-out you’re in need of, they’ll give you the time you’ll need – to ensure you’ll leave with a ride that fits just like a glove.
The shop is open every day, except for on Sundays. Like you and me, the LEKKER team too needs a rest every now and then. From the outside looking in, you’ll straight away notice our display of the Amsterdam and Jordaan eBikes. We’ve also made sure to keep on display each LEKKER model, so you’ll of course have no issues when it comes to spotting and testing out your very own perfectly suited ride.
On the topic of rides, we thought that it may be helpful to give you some insight into two of our eBikes, from our Amsterdam and our Jordaan series. The Amsterdam GT in our opinion is the must-have bike – as it can do far more than simply take you from A to B. It’s not only a statement of style, but also contains the Stepless Enviolo hub and the powerful Bafang M420 mid-drive motor – providing you with the most comfortable ride of your life. Adding to this, the Gates CDX Belt drive, and you have yourself a smooth, maintenance and grease-free bike that can take you virtually anywhere you choose. Those who see it in-store are intrigued, and indeed what it’s capable of too.
Our Jordaan+ is also extremely popular. It’s the one bike that can cater for every aspect of your life. Whether you’re a mother, or father taking your children to school, a student heading through town to get to a university lecture, or simply someone who wants to get out into the fresh air – this perfect commuter bike offers the utmost ease and comfort for both long and short distances – you’re able to conquer any terrain regardless of the how hilly it may be.
We here at LEKKER hope the above article provided you some insight into our Amsterdam store and the exciting world of LEKKER Bikes. As we continue to expand and offer our services, we hope you’ll become a part of the LEKKER story. If you would like to find out more about any of our bikes or other products, we invite you to jump online at lekkerbikes.com. Or, of course pop into one of our brand stores and we’d love to chat about how we can help you explore the exciting world of bikes.
Happy and safe riding,
The LEKKER Team.