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All about cycling in the Netherlands

A wooden cycle bridge in Oirschot

Billet en français With the trains still restricted to essential travel only, I am forced to find topics for my blog within cycling distance. As luck would have it, an … Continue reading

24 June 2020 · 6 Comments

Cycling to the ‘Dutch Sahara’

billet en français This is the fourth and final report of the longer rides I made on my free Wednesdays during the first month of the Corona crisis. After four … Continue reading

20 May 2020 · 5 Comments

Cycling in a forest of a nature reserve

Billet en français With the obligation to stay home as much as possible and the urgent advice to only use public transport for important jobs I am not able or … Continue reading

22 April 2020 · 3 Comments

Is cycling priority on roundabouts a good idea?

Billet en français 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 … Continue reading

26 February 2020 · 17 Comments

Cycling in the Finnish snow

Billet en français 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 … Continue reading

12 February 2020 · 16 Comments

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

Cycling through a museum

You may think cycling through a museum was already possible in the Netherlands. Indeed there is an underpass under the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum*, but the Dutch are taking it a step … Continue reading

23 October 2019 · 5 Comments

The A2 motorway no longer divides Maastricht

Not too long ago the A2 motorway split the city of Maastricht in two. The internationally important road connection cut off the east of the city from the centre. The … Continue reading

16 October 2019 · 18 Comments

Cycling through the heath (3)

Extensive heaths and vast woodlands are probably not what comes to your mind first when you think of the Netherlands, but just like the green meadows with cows they are … Continue reading

18 September 2019 · 1 Comment

Riding from Lake “Iron Man” to ʼs-Hertogenbosch

One thing the Dutch take for granted is that they can really cycle everywhere. You never need to do a reconnaissance tour before you want to cycle with your family … Continue reading

17 July 2019 · Leave a comment

Summertime recreational cycling

It’s Summer and for most countries that means there is more cycling than in winter. Is that also the case for the Netherlands? One investigation shows that the total number … Continue reading

26 June 2019 · 3 Comments

Removing a barrier to cycling in North-Holland

When the town of Heerhugowaard expanded beyond a main road, its new residents were faced with a barrier for cycling. It proved possible, however, to build a beautifully curved cycle … Continue reading

5 June 2019 · 5 Comments

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