BICYCLE DUTCH

All about cycling in the Netherlands

Amsterdam bicycle rush hour

Cycling in the centre of Amsterdam is not something I get to do very often, but earlier this month I jumped at the opportunity. I cycled to and from a … Continue reading

28 March 2013 · 10 Comments

The Moped Menace in the Netherlands

More than half of Amsterdam’s over 25,000 so-called ‘light’ moped riders admits they ‘almost always’ ride too fast. That was the news of this week. But it wasn’t really news. The … Continue reading

23 February 2013 · 87 Comments

Cycling around in Amsterdam

On one of the last days of the year I cycled around Amsterdam with two other bloggers. Doug Gordon or BrooklynSpoke from New York and Marc van Woudenberg better known … Continue reading

31 December 2012 · 11 Comments

’Tis the season to be cycling 2012

December is the month the Dutch decorate their cities and towns with light ornaments. They call December ‘the dark days before Christmas’ and with good reason. In June there is … Continue reading

19 December 2012 · 5 Comments

Trouble in paradise?

“Problems all-too familiar to car drivers the world over, from traffic jams to road-rage and lack of parking, are now also threatening to turn the Dutch dream of bicycling bliss … Continue reading

22 November 2012 · 30 Comments

Three little things

“Long Live Amsterdam” The Amsterdam based newspaper ‘Het Parool’ has a small corner for short letters. Limited to 69 words, people are encouraged to share something with the readers. This … Continue reading

1 November 2012 · 8 Comments

Bicycle parking restrictions in the Netherlands

With a bike share of transportation that is unique in the world come “problems” that are equally unique. At least some municipalities in the Netherlands see a problem in the … Continue reading

2 April 2012 · 9 Comments

Amsterdam Cycle Paths

Whenever you see images of Amsterdam it is mostly of the historic city centre. Yes those pretty canals with their beautiful 17th century houses are what defines Amsterdam, but passed … Continue reading

17 November 2011 · Leave a comment

Berlagebrug, Amsterdam (Netherlands)

The cycle paths on Berlage bridge in Amsterdam weren’t always there. A little look into the history of this bridge.

11 October 2011 · Leave a comment

Nescio Bridge Amsterdam

The Amsterdam Nesciobrug (Nescio Bridge) features in the promotional video for the Dutch Cycling Embassy. The longest cycle bridge of the Netherlands* was completed in the summer of 2006 and … Continue reading

6 October 2011 · 5 Comments

Isn’t the cycle path for cyclists?

A very annoyed cyclist from Amsterdam requests fellow cyclists to accompany him in noting license plates of vehicles that are illegally parked on the cycle path. He wants to try … Continue reading

14 April 2011 · Leave a comment

Amsterdam cyclists 1970s

If you think cycling has always been normal in the Netherlands, think again. Cycling was at an all time low in the 1970s and that becomes very clear from these … Continue reading

4 February 2011 · Leave a comment
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