Lost or stolen bicycle in Amsterdam?

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Has your bike been lost or stolen in Amsterdam? Or have you simply forgotten where you put it? The Bicycle Depot can often answer this question. Incorrectly parked and confiscated bicycles that are taken up by city districts or the police are processed at the Bicycle Depot.

The bicycles are registered and checked for theft. They store bicycles for up to six weeks, so that the owner has time to pick them up again.

Tip to protect your bicycle against theft or seizure

  • Park your bicycle in a garage, bicycle rack or in bicycle compartments. * Note: in some places, such as Leidseplein, Rembrandtplein and train stations, you can only park in a rack and not for too long. Pay attention to the signs on the spot.
  • Make sure you know exactly what your bike looks like so that you can easily report it in the event of theft.
  • Have your bike engraved for free at one of the weekly engraving campaigns. See www.amsterdam.nl/fietsgraveren for date and location. (New bicycles are often already provided with one or more codes and therefore do not need an extra engraving code).
  • Do not buy a bicycle on public roads. This is prohibited, costs a minimum of € 180 fine and produces a criminal record.
  • If you buy a second-hand bicycle, check whether theft has been reported on https://fdr.rdw.nl/. Do not buy the bicycle if the seller has no proof of purchase.

Is your bike gone?

First call the Bicycle Depot on 14 020. Since all bicycles are fully registered at the Bicycle Depot, a bicycle can be found quickly. You will get your bike back for € 22.50, but only with a bicycle key and ID! Home delivery costs € 35. At the Bicycle Depot you can only pay with pin or credit card. If your bicycle is not at the depot, always report this to the police via www.politie.nl or call 0900-8844.

Did you know

  • Bicycle depot no bicycles removed, that is what the city districts do.
  • Bicycle depot processed more than 81,128 bicycles in 2017.
  • There are more than 850,000 bicycles in Amsterdam.
  • The removal of bicycles is necessary to keep the city accessible and liveable.

Destination for uncollected bicycles

Depending on the technical condition, there are four destinations for uncollected bicycles:

  • Employment projects in Amsterdam refurbish bicycles for sale to Stadspas holders via the Pantar thrift shop and for sale to Amsterdam students via ASVA.
  • Bicycles are donated to foreign employment projects.
  • Some of the bicycles are sold to traders.
  • Very bad bicycles are recycled sustainably.

Opening hours and contact details

Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Open Thursday evening until 8 pm (evening opening only in the summer months)
Saturday from 9 am to 12.30 pm

Bornhout 8, Amsterdam
Western Port Area
14 020

For more information, visit www.amsterdam.nl/fietsdepot

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