Recently I saw this tweet from @puntofisso where he coloured the roads of urban areas mainly in England, based on their names.
He got his inspiration from this article from @Erdavis and @cedscherer.
I used and adapted his code that uses Osmnx for Python and this made it very easy to create my own visuals for Dutch cities.
Gracht, Kade, Weg, Straat, Laan, Dreef, Steeg, Other
The Canals are clearly visible, and besides that streets dominate Amsterdam. If you zoom in in the canal area, you also notice quite some alleys.
The Hague has a couple of neighbourhoods that are filled with lanes:
There are also a lot of streets, and quite some neighbourhoods that are filled with other types of names.
Eindhoven is a very ‘Lany’ city:
Lelystad has almost no ‘normal’ names:
And Haarlem has a great coverage!
Curious about other cities? Leave a comment and I can add it!