All about cycling in the Netherlands

The new King of the Netherlands on a bicycle

In just a couple of days the Dutch will have a new head of state: the reign of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands starts on April 30th with his inauguration. … Continue reading

25 April 2013 · 20 Comments

Royal Gazelle bicycle factory

Royal Gazelle is the only Dutch bicycle factory that may add the designation ‘Royal’ to its name. Exactly one week before the inauguration of the new King of the Netherlands, … Continue reading

24 April 2013 · 11 Comments

Going for a swim

Sports and I are not a great match, to put it very mildly. And it has been like that all my life. To give but one small example: I was … Continue reading

18 April 2013 · 17 Comments

What qualifies as Dutch Design?

The UK have recently started to look across the North sea for cycle infrastructure inspiration… again. Because some people in the UK already did that in the 1930s  and also in … Continue reading

12 April 2013 · 26 Comments

Cargo bike festival and new cycle route in Nijmegen

Last Sunday was a day full of activities in Nijmegen. A new “snelfietsroute” (fast cycle route) was festively opened and there was a Cargo Bike Festival (Bakfietstreffen). I made three … Continue reading

11 April 2013 · 16 Comments

Recreational cycle routes in Utrecht

In my last post I showed you how ’s-Hertogenbosch has recently renewed and elaborated the city’s system of wayfinding signs for people on bicycles. The city placed 888 signs to … Continue reading

8 April 2013 · 3 Comments

The signs are good

Directional signs for people cycling appeared all over the city of ’s-Hertogenbosch, last February. They marked that the city’s big six-year cycling infrastructure update is coming to an end. In … Continue reading

4 April 2013 · 16 Comments