BICYCLE DUTCH

All about cycling in the Netherlands

Riding in the dark

The days are incredibly long in the Dutch summer. At the end of June there is daylight from about 4 am to 11 pm. And yet I managed to ride … Continue reading

14 August 2018 · 4 Comments

Meanwhile in the town of Houten

The town of Houten is the current titleholder in the biennial election of the “best place to cycle in the Netherlands”. The town won the election organised by the Cyclists’ … Continue reading

7 August 2018 · 2 Comments

Going for a swim

The nearest swimming pool from my home where I can do some exercise is in Vught, an easy bike ride away. I have shown the ride back in the dark … Continue reading

31 July 2018 · 8 Comments

A Bicycle Roundabout in Boxtel

The town of Boxtel has a most peculiar piece of infrastructure; a bicycle roundabout. It is silly, mainly because it is never a good idea to treat people cycling like … Continue reading

24 July 2018 · 9 Comments

A new cycle bridge in Zwolle

Zwolle has yet another big cycle bridge; the Zalnébrug. This new bridge spans the N35 right at the edge of the built-up area in the south-east of the city. The … Continue reading

17 July 2018 · 5 Comments

Fast Cycle route MaasWaalpad partly opened

The Maaswaalpad is another beautiful fast cycle route in the Nijmegen region. It was named after the rivers it connects, the Maas (Meuse) and the Waal. The name is also … Continue reading

10 July 2018 · 10 Comments

Inclusive cycling on special needs tricycles

Cycling in the Netherlands is very inclusive. It isn’t restricted to the daring young men who can get up to speed and who are fearless in the busy urban traffic. … Continue reading

3 July 2018 · 10 Comments

Two bicycles per second

The Utrecht Central Station bicycle parking – the one that is going to be the biggest in the world – is open for about 11 months now. During the morning … Continue reading

26 June 2018 · 17 Comments

Riding to the doctor’s

One of the cycle journeys I make every now and then is to a health centre where my family doctor resides. When I had to go there recently, for a … Continue reading

19 June 2018 · 13 Comments

The oldest grade-separated roundabout in the Netherlands

Protected separated cycling infrastructure has been the norm in the Netherlands for quite a long time. The Utrecht “Berekuil” was the first intersection in the country with a separate level … Continue reading

12 June 2018 · 5 Comments

From Railway to Cycleway

It’s not often that I cycle across an international border but in this week’s video I do it 9 times! That is because I cycled on the former railway line … Continue reading

5 June 2018 · 3 Comments

Shortening the fast cycle route Arnhem-Nijmegen

When the “RijnWaalpad” (the fast cycle route between Nijmegen and Arnhem) was opened in 2015, it wasn’t entirely finished. Some things that needed to be done at the time have … Continue reading

29 May 2018 · 10 Comments
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