BICYCLE DUTCH

All about cycling in the Netherlands

Renting a bicycle from a locker

Billet en français 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 … Continue reading

22 January 2020 · 5 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 · 2 Comments

You are not made of sugar…

Billet en français 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 … Continue reading

8 January 2020 · 2 Comments

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

Billet en français In this first post of the year I’d like to focus on the second stage of the Tour de Force which starts right now, in 2020. But … Continue reading

2 January 2020 · 6 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

The curved cycle bridge of Beek

A very nice curved cycle bridge was built near Maastricht – Aachen airport. This is a bridge in the fast cycle route from Maastricht to Sittard-Geleen in the extreme south … Continue reading

4 December 2019 · 1 Comment

Riding in Autumn

Billet en français Autumn is the time of year associated with decay, with rain and wind, but when the sun is out, shining from just over the horizon, on the … Continue reading

27 November 2019 · 8 Comments

Five cycle tunnels in the province of Utrecht

A beautiful new bicycle tunnel was officially opened last Thursday in De Bilt by representatives of the Province of Utrecht and the municipality of De Bilt. The new tunnel is … Continue reading

20 November 2019 · 6 Comments

Road versus tree (the tree won!)

In Vught there is an almost 100 year old beech tree that had survived World War II as a sapling. Decades later it was carefully spared when the motorway it … Continue reading

13 November 2019 · Leave a comment

Fast cycle route Valkenswaard – Waalre – Eindhoven

A possibility to cycle to work in 15 to 30 minutes; when you live in Valkenswaard and work in Eindhoven, the cycle route on the old railway line offers you … Continue reading

6 November 2019 · 2 Comments

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