BICYCLE DUTCH

All about cycling in the Netherlands

Is cycling priority on roundabouts a good idea?

Roundabouts are much safer than regular intersections. There is not much debate about that fact in the Netherlands. But when it comes to the priority rules on roundabouts the opinions … Continue reading

26 February 2020 · 9 Comments

Winter Cycling Congress 2020 in Joensuu

The city of Joensuu was host to the international Winter Cycling Conference 2020. With temperatures as low as -13 degrees and weather conditions ranging from sunny clear blue skies to … Continue reading

19 February 2020 · 5 Comments

Cycling in the Finnish snow

In the past two weeks I was in Finland, thinking: ‘When the snow doesn’t come to me, I will go to the snow instead!’ That wasn’t the main reason though. … Continue reading

12 February 2020 · 13 Comments

Cheerful art in a cycle tunnel

Most cycle tunnels in the Netherlands have a work of art on their walls. One of the reasons is that art makes the tunnels less scary. A cycle tunnel in … Continue reading

5 February 2020 · 2 Comments

Rush hour at dawn

It’s been a while since I showed you a morning rush hour. It is always good to take a step back every now and then. I often show you different … Continue reading

29 January 2020 · 11 Comments

Renting a bicycle from a locker

Thanks to the national OV-Fiets system, which is the public-transport shared bicycle system, I can get to places where I want to film for this blog. When I had to … Continue reading

22 January 2020 · 4 Comments

When you design streets for people, not for machines

The Utrecht Maliebaan is a beautiful tree-lined avenue – over 60 metres wide – that was built almost 400 years ago as a sports track for a game that was … Continue reading

15 January 2020 · 1 Comment

You are not made of sugar…

You won’t melt in the rain… That is not the answer you want to hear as a teenager when you complain to your mother about having to cycle to school … Continue reading

8 January 2020 · 2 Comments

2020 is the year of stage 2 of the Tour de Force

Billet en français: En 2020 commence la deuxième étape du « Tour de Force » In this first post of the year I’d like to focus on the second stage … Continue reading

2 January 2020 · 5 Comments

Happy Holidays

As promised last week, I have a little video to wish you all the best for the holidays. It is traditional, in this darkest time of the year, that the … Continue reading

24 December 2019 · 1 Comment

A compilation of my 2019 posts and videos

It is time again for the traditional year-in-review video in the last real blog post of the year*. This is the fifth end-of-the-year compilation video, so it is becoming a … Continue reading

18 December 2019 · 3 Comments

Riding from Delft to The Hague in the dark

It is never fun to discover that your train service is suspended due to upgrading works and you will have to use a bus instead. I hate being on a … Continue reading

11 December 2019 · 7 Comments

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