I was trying to park my bike yesterday and I saw this sign. “It is not allowed to place your bike here”. Issued by the Pulitzer Hotel.
The sign is attached to the rail by bridge over the Keizersgracht, so not hotel property.
Occasionally the council does put signs forbidding you locking your bike to the rails, usually because they’re about to paint it. But the hotel does not have any sort of authority to forbid you parking your bike on city council property – even if it means your bike is visible from the hotel.
Very few bikes were parked there though, meaning lots of space for mine.