Is Leipzig leading the transition?
Earlier this month the German city of Leipzig hosted this year’s Velo-City conference. Velo-City is the world’s largest cycling congress organised by the European Cyclists’ Federation, this year in cooperation with the city of Leipzig, the Leipzig Conference Center and … Continue reading Is Leipzig leading the transition?
A ride in Leipzig, Germany
In the second week of May 2023, the world’s largest international cycling conference took place in Leipzig, Germany. I will publish about Velo-City 2023 in my next post. Since I have only returned home recently I wasn’t able to write … Continue reading A ride in Leipzig, Germany
Amsterdam makes streets greener and more attractive
The city of Amsterdam calls it a “postage stamp sized” mini park, in the video celebrating the opening of the reconstructed Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal. In Dutch you can say “postage stamp sized” to indicate that something is very small. In this … Continue reading Amsterdam makes streets greener and more attractive
The Regiment on two wheels
The Bicycle Showband Crescendo celebrates their 50-year-anniversary of performing on bicycles this year. In a video to commemorate this fact they explain that in 1973 some of their members thought about playing music while riding bicycles because they were inspired … Continue reading The Regiment on two wheels
Cycling on the former railway line from Zeist to Bilthoven
A ride through the forest between Zeist and Bilthoven is what I have prepared for you this week. There would normally be a narrated video on the first Wednesday of the month but due to the circumstances of the past … Continue reading Cycling on the former railway line from Zeist to Bilthoven
A tribute to my mother
This is a personal post in honour of my dear mother, who passed away last Friday the 24th of March 2023. Marijke Wagenbuur – Ketelaars was born in Helmond (near Eindhoven) in January 1944, as the third child to her … Continue reading A tribute to my mother
A long ride in the north of the Netherlands
In this post I will show you a ride in the north of the Netherlands in the provinces of Drenthe and Friesland. I started and ended the 34.2 kilometre long tour in and around Frederiksoord. A village named after a … Continue reading A long ride in the north of the Netherlands
Winter Cycling in Finland
Cycling in winter, is that even possible? Yes, is what I keep saying, but we hardly have real winter conditions in the Netherlands anymore to prove my point. That is why I took the opportunity to attend a Winter Cycling … Continue reading Winter Cycling in Finland
12 years later; 10 rides in ʼs-Hertogenbosch
For this month of February I have prepared a special project for you. Around 2010, I documented 10 rides in my hometown of ʼs-Hertogenbosch. Last Summer – 12 years later – I filmed the same rides again and compared the … Continue reading 12 years later; 10 rides in ʼs-Hertogenbosch
Amsterdam opened a new bicycle parking facility, underwater!
A new bicycle parking garage under the water in front of Amsterdam Central Station was officially opened last Wednesday. A day later it was open to the public. The parking facility can house 7,000 bicycles and there are also several … Continue reading Amsterdam opened a new bicycle parking facility, underwater!
Amsterdam’s new ‘Inner Ring’ will be a cycle street
For this week’s post I cycled a large part of the so-called Binnenring (Inner Ring) in Amsterdam. This is a new cycle route right around the historic city centre of the city, that is currently under development. Where possible the … Continue reading Amsterdam’s new ‘Inner Ring’ will be a cycle street
How did the pandemic influence cycling in the Netherlands?
Happy New Year to everyone! In this first post of 2023 I would like to share some updated figures with you. The last time I looked at the figures of cycling and mobility in the Netherlands was in January 2020 … Continue reading How did the pandemic influence cycling in the Netherlands?