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All about cycling in the Netherlands

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

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

A spectacular bridge for walking and cycling in Venlo

What used to be the city’s river port is now a redeveloped area with a park, shops and apartments. A – what the newspapers called – spectacular bridge was built … Continue reading

8 May 2019 · 3 Comments

A cycle bridge in Rijswijk

When I was cycling from Delft in the direction of The Hague, a few months ago, I stumbled upon a cycle bridge in Rijswijk. The stylish white bridge drew my … Continue reading

16 January 2019 · 11 Comments

A new bridge in a residential area

It was freezing cold and everything was covered in a white coat of snow when this new bridge was festively opened for pedestrians and cycling early March this year. To … Continue reading

11 September 2018 · 6 Comments

New cycle bridge at Nigtevecht

A brand-new cycle bridge over the Amsterdam Rhine Canal, between the villages of Nigtevecht and Abcoude can be used since early August. Since I was in Australia at the time, … Continue reading

21 August 2018 · 6 Comments

A new cycle bridge in Zwolle

Zwolle has yet another big cycle bridge; the Zalnébrug. This new bridge spans the N35 right at the edge of the built-up area in the south-east of the city. The … Continue reading

17 July 2018 · 6 Comments

An elegant bridge for walking and cycling

The city of ʼs-Hertogenbosch has an elegant bridge for walking and cycling. It connects the historic city centre to the first expansion outside the mediaeval city. The design goes so … Continue reading

24 October 2017 · 3 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 · 30 Comments

New cycle bridge near Berlicum

A new cycle bridge has been opened near the village of Berlicum over the Zuid-Willemsvaart (South Willem’s Canal). It not only offers a shorter route to the nearby village of … Continue reading

31 January 2017 · 9 Comments

A bridge connecting ’s-Hertogenbosch and Wales

“The Royal Welsh brug” is the name of a new bridge over the river Dieze in ’s-Hertogenbosch. With that name the city wants to honour the men of the 53rd … Continue reading

29 November 2016 · 7 Comments

The Bartenbrug fiasco

When it comes to building infrastructure, the Dutch do like to think that they are rather good at it. I’ve shown you a lot of examples on my blog that … Continue reading

8 November 2016 · 11 Comments

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