All about cycling in the Netherlands

Happy Holidays

Just a little video this festive week to wish you all the best for the holidays. The Dutch towns and cities look lovely this time of the year with their festive lights. It is even nicer to see people cycling past or under the illuminated decorations.

Getting the Christmas tree home in Utrecht.

I’d like to wish you Fijne Feestdagen, Happy Holidays, Frohe Feiertage, Joyeuses Fêtes, Felices Fiestas, Chuttiyo Ki Shubh Kamanayein, Trevlig Helg, Buone Feste, Wesołych Świąt, Glade feriedage, 幸せな休日 and Nauttikaa lomasta.

There’s a pretty big chance your native language was in there. With these 12 languages I could cover the native languages of the top 20 of countries my visitors come from. Which were (in order) The Netherlands, United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Australia, France, Spain, India, Sweden, Italy, Ireland, Belgium, New Zealand, Poland, Denmark, Austria, Japan, Switzerland and Finland. If your country wasn’t included you must live in one of the other 204 countries and dependencies where my visitors come from. That’s right, people from 224 countries and dependencies (of the total of 233) visited my blog this year. Which means I have a truly global reach. That is a humbling experience.

Enjoy the video and see you all next year!

Happy Holidays 2018!

The next post will be published on 2nd January 2019.


9 comments on “Happy Holidays

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  2. Brad Mazon
    30 December 2018

    Thank you for all of your important work. I appreciate how you show what The Netherlands is doing to promote safe and effective cycling. Hartelijk bedankt!

  3. Mike Bormann
    24 December 2018

    Thank you for all your efforts Mark.
    All we want for Christmas in Adelaide are some separated cycle paths!
    Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and happy blogging in 2019.
    Mike and Heather.

  4. Di E
    24 December 2018

    Thankyou Mark for your steady drip of uplifting stories showing how everyday cycling can/should be done. I wish you a relaxing holiday season.

  5. Ralph
    24 December 2018

    In Germany we wish us „Frohe Weihnachten“ or „Schöne Weihnachten“

    • Bicycle Dutch
      24 December 2018

      I know that’s also common, but I didn’t want to limit it to just that one religious fest. You could perhaps notice that I use the broader term “holidays” in every one of those languages.

  6. Raving Cyclist
    24 December 2018

    Happy Holidays !!

  7. Omer van den Belt
    24 December 2018

    I hope that your videos and blogs may be an inspiration for the people who visited your social media and that they will demand a Dutch-like infrastructure for cycling in their respective countries.

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