"Keep your head on a swivel" Trams Tip by Luckymaybe

Trams, Amsterdam: 118 reviews and 135 photos

Keep yours eyes open for the Trams - I got hit by one. Everyone warned me about the bikes and pickpockets, but no one said anything about these. I guess everyone figures its hard to miss a something the size of a few busses riding on rails, but they're really quiet. I had my head turned right looking at a motorcycle accident down the street when I stepped off the curb. That same instant the Tram driver rang the bell, I looked left and immediately was hit by the Tram. It was one with the larger windscreen in front, and I bounced off it back on to the sidewalk landing on my right side. No idea how I wasn't killed. I escaped with a swollen hand and bruised elbow. As I walked around the city the next 2 days it appeared that people must get hit by these all the time. More than a few people were pulled out of the way of these, particularly between Leidesplein and Damrak.

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  • Written Apr 14, 2008
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