Trying to “escape” to cycle only in my own neighborhood, also means to take the chance to combine business trips, city trips, all trips with cycling at those locations. In this case my wife attended the TNW conference in Amsterdam. I came over one day later, cycled on Friday and we had a very nice prolonged stay until Saturday evening.
Always a pleasure to cycle in The Netherlands, a real cycling country with very good infrastructure. My route (found via RouteYou) was also very varied: part in the city, in the polder, at the coast, in the dunes, through little villages; and almost always crossing or bordering water (and beside the Amstel during the last part).