all about bicycling in the Netherlands
December is the month the Dutch decorate their cities and towns with light ornaments. They call December ‘the dark days before Christmas’ and with good reason. In June there is daylight in the Netherlands until 23:00 (11pm) and dawn breaks at 4:00 (4am). But in the end of December it is only light from about 9:00 (9am) to 16:00 (4pm), a huge difference! This is of course also true for the rest of northern Europe, but these 10 hours of extra darkness make it nearly impossible for me to film examples of great infrastructure for you. On the other hand, the decorated city streets do give me a whole new opportunity to show you how the Dutch roll on in these festive weeks at the end of the year. Because, as an avid follower of my blog, you must know by now, that any season of the year is a season to be cycling in the Netherlands.
Cycling in ‘the dark days before Christmas’, to get you in the Holiday mood!
German cities and towns are well-known for their Christmas markets and the English decorate their high-streets with light ornaments. The Dutch, always in the middle of those two big neighbors, have a bit of both.
If the video with people cycling around all these festive lights didn’t already get you in the holiday mood enough, I have another video on offer, showing the annual ‘s-Hertogenbosch Christmas Fair. (Nothing to do with cycling, just with the time of the year.)
Christmas Fair ‘s-Hertogenbosch 2010.
I would like to wish you all: Fijne Feestdagen or Happy Holidays!