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All about cycling in the Netherlands

The garden bridge at night

The first garden bridge of the Netherlands, the Paleisbrug (Palace bridge) of ʼs-Hertogenbosch, is well over two years old now. In these two years the garden has really developed impressively. … Continue reading

8 August 2017 · 3 Comments

Rotterdam from above

So much is happening this summer that even in the no-post week I have a new video for you. I was in Rotterdam again just a few weeks ago. This … Continue reading

11 July 2017 · 6 Comments

King to open Velo-City and other news

Three short news items in this no-post week. Royal Opening of Velo-City 2017 The King of the Netherlands will open the Velo-City cycling conference on Tuesday 13th June next, in … Continue reading

16 May 2017 · 8 Comments

The cycle path atop a school

Enabling cycling is all about removing barriers. With the opening of a major cycle bridge last week, Utrecht did just that. You can now cycle from the city centre to … Continue reading

11 April 2017 · 25 Comments

Filth does not look good on a cycle bridge

It’s the “no post week” and by fate I had to be in Rotterdam again last week. This time for the sad occasion of the funeral ceremony of one of … Continue reading

7 February 2017 · 9 Comments

A new bridge for walking and cycling in Utrecht

Utrecht can be proud of yet another fine new piece of infrastructure for walking and cycling. The “Moreelsebrug” was opened on 16 December last. The slender 295-metre-long bridge is a … Continue reading

3 January 2017 · 22 Comments

Cycling on the bridge near Zaltbommel

Rivers can be a barrier to cycling, but fortunately most bridges in the Netherlands can also be used for cycling. With many rivers flowing from the European mainland to the … Continue reading

13 September 2016 · 6 Comments

Wooden cycle bridge Grubbenvorst

New motorways often sever old connections, especially for people walking and cycling. It’s always good when those old routes are quickly reconnected, especially when that is done with a beautiful … Continue reading

9 February 2016 · 7 Comments

New cycle bridge at Nieuwegein

A cycle bridge opened by the director of the Tour de France, Nieuwegein is the lucky town to have one. Christian Prudhomme cycled at the head of a peloton of … Continue reading

20 October 2015 · 9 Comments

The large cycle bridge of Maarssen

An easy and convenient way to cross a 10 lane motorway. That is what the cycle bridge in the recreational cycle route Rijnveldsche Pad was meant to be. It makes … Continue reading

1 September 2015 · 9 Comments

Wooden cycle bridge in Harderwijk

An exceptional new wooden cycle bridge can be found in the town of Harderwijk on the former Zuiderzee (now IJsselmeer). It was opened on 11 December 2014 by several aldermen … Continue reading

30 June 2015 · 11 Comments

First Garden Bridge in The Netherlands opened

A park on legs is how some describe it. The exceptional new pedestrian and cycle bridge in ʼs-Hertogenbosch that connects the historic city centre to the Paleiskwartier (Palace Quarter). This … Continue reading

16 June 2015 · 20 Comments

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