News of: Saturday, September 22 2007,

Car-free Sunday in Amsterdam this weekend

On Sunday September 23, Amsterdam will be mostly car-free.
The city is car-free from 9am to 5pm.

The entire area of Amsterdam withing the ring road A10 will be free of cars, i.e. cars from outside are not let into the city.
Only the neighbourhood Zeeburg in Amsterdam East, and Amsterdam North will not take part.

The day is meant to promote walking, cycling, the use of public transport and the use of the P+R parking places on the edges of Amsterdam.

The city will not be complete car-free: cars that are already in town are allowed to drive around. Only cars from out of town are not let in.

There are almost a hundred events organized on the street, especially because of the car-free Sunday. These are all kinds of activities, like games for children, skeelering, skating, on-street brunches, special bike demonstrations etc.

On Sunday is also the Dam-to-Dam run, a 10 English mile run from Dam Square in Amsterdam to Dam square in Zaandam. 35,000 runners will take part, enrollment is closed. The start of the professional is at 11.04am, at Prins Hendrikkade, just East of Central Station.

Public transport from the P+R parking places will be free the entire day.

Information (in Dutch only) is available from this website.

The city is car-free from 9am to 5pm on Sunday.