1. Hahaha.. It’s funny and also brilliant idea! I think my town must have this “transfer accelerator”.

  2. If only I could ride a slide to school every day…

  3. Ha! I’ll have to tell my friends, they live in Utrecht!

  4. Well we need a little fun on our commute. After all this summer in the NL feels like a monsoon autumn.

  5. Wow. I so wanna play.

  6. Anonymous says...

    I would slide all the way to work if I could…45 minutes! I must really be Dutch :)

  7. Becky says...

    The problem is, kids would be hogging the slide all day playing on it and no adults would be able to use it.

  8. ma says...

    the subway in rio de janeiro also plays classical music! :) the slide is awesome

  9. Awesome. They need several of these in Seattle.

  10. Oh my – this is so, so rad! Love it!

  11. Liz says...

    I am Dutch and this was on the news some time ago. They play Bach music to prevent youngsters from hanging around for too long (smoking/drinking/ grafitti spraying) ! Cool huh?

  12. Jen says...

    Ha! I live about three miles from this station and had never heard of the slide. How funny that I learned about it from you, way off in NYC! I think I will hop on my bike this weekend and test it out.

  13. I LOVE this! Only thing/hot day = hot slide OUCH!

  14. I love that this is real. so cool!

  15. What a great idea! Unfortunately, it would never fly in the litigation-crazy US!

  16. This is so super! I wish we had them in NY!

  17. I can’t believe it, those Dutch! And calling it a transfer acelerator! I wouldn’t get on that thing no matter how accelerated I was. But you have to admit, it’s a very creative idea. Still laughing.

  18. I LOVE this. That is where I’ll be going to college in a few weeks, so I will definitely check out that slide!

  19. I want a slide like that! But what would you do if you were running late and wearing a skirt?

  20. Minnie says...

    I just told my bf about this.

    I said, “There is a slide that you can take to the subway station. It’s where Dutch people live at.” He said, “Uh huh.” I said, “Where do Dutch people live at? Holland? Because there’s no such thing as Dutchland, right?”

    Oh my my…

  21. If it ain’t Dutch, it ain’t much!

    I think this would encourage me to run stairs for exercise! could you imagine? run up, slide down. run up, slide down. funnest fitness ever!

  22. Oh my gosh, this looks like so much fun! greatest idea ever!

  23. What a great way to make the commute more fun. Will have to pay a visit someday.

  24. ali says...

    i visited utrecht (the town this is in) for a week and it is awesome! they have tons of public art and their apartments along the streets have big picture windows, like the shops in the west village, so the community can look inside and see their neighbors living “good protestant lives.” at least that was their original intention long ago, as it was explained to me. i also remember everyone running and biking to the public athletic fields with their lacrosse sticks early saturday morning. i loved it there. super fun slide installation btw!

  25. Proud to be Dutch ;-).

    (Also with that whole gay marriage issue. Altough I hate people actually calling it like that. It’s just a marriage people.)

  26. I used to live in Utrecht (where the slide was built), and I can tell you that that train station really needs some whimsy! So great.

  27. AHH! That’s the coolest thing EVER. How fun!!

  28. that is great. America could never do something like that because DOT would get sued the first day when someone got a little scrape.

    To answer the second question…my commute is 15 seconds long. I walk from my bedroom to my office.

  29. I totally love that! I wonder if it gets a bit crammed? Or if anyone chickens out at the last minute and then causes a minor traffic jam at the top while other subway riders coax him down.
    I work from home, but my husband’s commute is 90 minutes each way!! yuck! (from one end of the DC metro to the other)


  31. wow, that’s the COOLEST! do you know where that is? (and why they are playing bach at night? haha)

  32. We so need this in DC. I’ll be first to use it. (I am not kidding.)

  33. Gosh, if that isn’t the COOLEST. How many New Yorkers could use a few of these around the city? xo Lola

  34. That’s so awesome! I love it. I’d use it all the time. I also love the places that have the musical stairs to encourage people to use them more.

  35. This.is.awesome. I’d use it even if I wasn’t running late lol!

  36. The Dutch are so practical — their public health/works/services are based on pragmatism. I wished I still lived there!

  37. excuse-a-mi! this is the coolest thing I have seen in a long time! I would just love them in the Lexington Ave F train station!

  38. I predict officially: the Dutch will be the first people to install and implement a “tube” mass transit system.

    This is fabulous.

  39. Haha cool! But imagine the first person falls at the end and then the next one, and the next one…what a moutain of people we’d have at the end?! :-)

  40. Awesome. It would be fun to stand there and just watch people going down the slide for a while. I wonder how many adults use it :)

  41. AWESOME :D

    Unfortunately my commute is only 13 minutes long.

  42. haha that’s brilliant! i’d be a little scared my dress would fly up, but i still love it.

  43. that is so cool! no wonder people there are happier than those in the U.S


  44. sophie, haha, you totally should! :) wish i lived closer so we could go together.

  45. Haha, this is so great! I wonder if one can campaign for them in the States….


  46. I can try it – I live nearby, but i don’t know if i have the guts haha :D

  47. My first thought “no fair, I want one!” That is too cool! I have a feeling people will use it just because.

  48. I’d use it even if I wasn’t running late…weeeeee

  49. Well, I’m not surprised. If there was ever a perfectly good reason to legalize marijuana it would be subway slides. Obviously one begets the other.

  50. We NEED stuff like this in america! Everyone’s too uptight here, this will loosen em up! LOL

  51. this is seriously incredible. ahh, thanks for sharing Joanna!

  52. They just need to add some water to it and it would be perfect : )

  53. lux, haha, agreed!!! and kersey, you’re SO right, this would make it 1 million times easier to take the subway with little dudes.

  54. They should look into installing those in various subways here in NY. It would make the hassle of the metro that much easier/fun. Especially for the kiddos!

  55. people are amazing. i love great ideas like that! we need more slides in our lives. don’t you think we’d be happier to get on the subway?

  56. I love a little whimsy in my day. How fun! xoxo

  57. ha ha JO what a fabulous idea, I would use that every day just for a smile on the way to the city to work xx everything should be fun dont you think? have a great week xx A

  58. Ugh. I need to move there. They have too many cool things.

  59. Hahha…that is FUN! Things like that totally make my days so much better. Kisses

  60. That is so awesome! Are you allowed to wear skirts? Haha!