BICYCLE DUTCH

All about cycling in the Netherlands

Is Copenhagen a City of Cyclists?

The City of Copenhagen wants to be the best cycling city in the world and calls itself “City of Cyclists”. How justified is that from a Dutch perspective?

27 November 2018 · 29 Comments

Riding in the dark

The days are incredibly long in the Dutch summer. At the end of June there is daylight from about 4 am to 11 pm. And yet I managed to ride … Continue reading

14 August 2018 · 10 Comments

A Bicycle Roundabout in Boxtel

The town of Boxtel has a most peculiar piece of infrastructure; a bicycle roundabout. It is silly, mainly because it is never a good idea to treat people cycling like … Continue reading

24 July 2018 · 13 Comments

Traversing Boxtel on a bicycle

Recently, I had to cycle all the way through the town of Boxtel, from north to south, on my way to film the fast cycle route between Oirschot and Boxtel. … Continue reading

8 May 2018 · 8 Comments

Houten: Cycling City of the Netherlands 2018

The municipality of Houten has been awarded the honourable title of Cycling City 2018! This was announced by Stientje van Veldhoven, State Secretary for Infrastructure and Water Management on a … Continue reading

16 January 2018 · 17 Comments

Ride from Grubbenvorst to Venlo

You can ride just about anywhere in the countryside of the Netherlands in a relatively safe and convenient way. But the quality of the cycle infrastructure is very different from … Continue reading

13 December 2016 · 16 Comments

A roundabout bypass in Goes

The town of Goes is one of many Dutch places with a raised roundabout for motor traffic, that can be bypassed when you are walking or cycling, on a lower … Continue reading

15 November 2016 · 5 Comments

Grade-separated cycling infrastructure (43-years-old) in Eindhoven

An urban traffic circle with up to 4 lanes for motor traffic is rare in the Netherlands, but at least it comes with a whole different level for cycling. The … Continue reading

23 August 2016 · 9 Comments

Bicycle parking at Zaltbommel station

The train and the bicycle are a powerful combination in the Netherlands. This mode-combination was never really promoted; the Dutch found this out for themselves. They realised in great numbers … Continue reading

5 July 2016 · 7 Comments

Traffic lights in ’s-Hertogenbosch; an interview

“We want people to believe our traffic signals are really helping them. Nobody likes to wait unnecessarily long at a red light. Signals are an aid and they should only … Continue reading

21 June 2016 · 45 Comments

Utrecht; Cycling City of the Netherlands?

Utrecht is a rapidly growing city that is convinced the bicycle can and should play a major role in keeping the city liveable, accessible and economically strong. Reason to give … Continue reading

19 April 2016 · 21 Comments

Maastricht; Cycling City of the Netherlands?

Maastricht never really had a name as a good cycling city. Things have changed though, the city feels it has caught up with other Dutch cities. Cycling has improved with … Continue reading

22 March 2016 · 9 Comments

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