Each row is numbered and the signs give updated information about:
Vrije plaatsen=free spaces
Deze verdieping=this floor
We ended up parking in row 10 for 10 days (!!) In December, we parked at the garage before catching a train to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport and then flying to Greece to surprise my mother-in-law for Christmas and New Year's. When we came back, our bikes were there! I like this concept. Comfort level mega boost!
Now, for today's second Tech Tidbit, I refer you back to a post I wrote in February, Google Maps--My New Best Friend. Back then, I was just starting to use the app on my iPhone.
I will NEVER have the comfort level of a native Dutch person though. I watch little babies riding in specially made seats in front of their parents, then toddlers riding in different seats behind, then older preschoolers learning to ride on little cycles with no pedals--they push along with their feet. School age children balance hockey sticks, and large backpacks, while riding, and teenagers hold hands while riding side-by-side with their love! I'll save those pictures for another post! Point is, the Dutch can balance on a bike 'til the "cows come home"! I'm so impressed!
Let me know in a comment below: How comfortable are you on a bike? Would you be riding a bike in the Netherlands if you visited, or would you prefer to walk or take a bus?