All about cycling in the Netherlands
Welcome to this blog about cycling in the Netherlands. The utility type of cycling to get from A to B. This blog is not about cycling as a sport, nor to be green, but about the every day type of cycling on sit-up bicycles. My name is Mark Wagenbuur and I am one of the many Dutch who cycle almost every day. I have well over 40 years of experience in cycling in the Netherlands. From an early age I have closely followed the planning and development of infrastructure in this country. For a short while in the past, I have also lived and cycled in Berlin. At present, I am cycling almost every day in the Dutch cities of ’s-Hertogenbosch and Utrecht, where I live and work respectively. I enjoy showing the world Dutch cycling and Dutch cycling infrastructure in my videos and blog posts.
In January 2009 I started publishing videos about cycling in the Netherlands on YouTube. These videos were soon picked up by a range of blogs and sometimes used in other people’s blog posts as an illustration of Dutch cycling. From early 2011 I started to write my own blog posts to go with my own videos. I now usually publish one post and video every other week and a shorter post the other weeks.
I sometimes give presentations to international and Dutch audiences, both in The Netherlands and abroad. I have spoken in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht, Delft, Leeuwarden, ’s-Hertogenbosch, Barcelona, Budapest, Saint Petersburg, Canberra, Brisbane, Perth and twice in Sydney.
You can follow me on Twitter.
My YouTube channel is also called “BicycleDutch”.