All about cycling in the Netherlands
It’s almost Christmas and if it weren’t for the darkness and the light decorations everywhere you would hardly be able to tell. The weather doesn’t feel like winter at all. Just last week it was 15.3C where 5.4C is normal making it the mildest 17th of December on record. No wonder when it was almost 10 degrees C warmer than usual. Several people reported daffodils blooming in Amsterdam! Very unusual for December and very unwanted I would think. Global warming is undeniably here. But I am sure that you, my readers, and I, are doing all we can to stop that warming by cycling as much as we can, even in these dark days of the year. But that is also weird: I haven’t yet used my gloves this season!
I have made it almost a tradition to film people cycling in the dark with a backdrop of Christmas lights all over the Netherlands around this time of the year. Three times in a row already. I wasn’t sure if I should continue, but I did give it another go. This time though, while I was filming in Utrecht, I saw that the number of people cycling was enormous. The footage I got didn’t feel like a romantic Christmas video at all, this had to become a Holidays Bicycle Rush Hour video!
And so here it is, this year’s Happy Holidays video with a little twist. The music is a Punk Rock Version of Silent Night (by Niklas Drude, monviando), so that already gives away something…
This year’s Happy Holidays video!
Next week I will publish a round-up video with all the posts and videos of the entire year in a little over 7 minutes. It will give you the opportunity to see if you missed anything. So even though many of you will have a holiday break, I do hope you will come back next week to visit that final post of the year!
Until then I would like to wish you all Fijne Feestdagen! or Happy Holidays!