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All about cycling in the Netherlands

Open Dutch Penny-Farthing Championships

A record number of people on high-wheelers gathered last weekend in Zaltbommel in the Netherlands. People from 10 different countries had travelled to this town to attend the first Open … Continue reading

15 May 2019 · 1 Comment

The Scheldt tunnel in Antwerp

The Sint Annatunnel in Antwerp (Belgium) is an 86 year-old pedestrian and cycling tunnel under the Scheldt river, connecting the city centre to the west-bank, called left bank in Antwerp. … Continue reading

13 March 2019 · 9 Comments

The 1979 Delft Cycle Plan

Delft was the third city in The Netherlands to experiment with modern cycling infrastructure, aided by the national government. After the experiments in Tilburg and The Hague in the 1970s, … Continue reading

27 February 2019 · 16 Comments

Cycling in Amsterdam through French eyes

A video in French, that is the not so usual treat I have for you in this week’s blog post. In March 2018, a professional film team was working in … Continue reading

23 January 2019 · 4 Comments

From main road to attractive people’s space

Utrecht is reconstructing the streets directly around the historic city centre. These streets, alongside the former city wall and moat, were once supposed to become a four lane main road. … Continue reading

4 December 2018 · 5 Comments

The Demonstration Cycle Route in The Hague

The Hague was the second Dutch city to (partly) open a so-called Demonstration Cycle Route in September 1977. What has become of that route and what have we learned?

13 November 2018 · 8 Comments

The Tilburg Demonstration Cycle Route

Tilburg was the first Dutch city to open a so-called demonstration cycle route in April 1977. What has become of that route?

30 October 2018 · 13 Comments

The oldest grade-separated roundabout in the Netherlands

Protected separated cycling infrastructure has been the norm in the Netherlands for quite a long time. The Utrecht “Berekuil” was the first intersection in the country with a separate level … Continue reading

12 June 2018 · 5 Comments

Fast cycle route Oirschot – Boxtel

“It is possible, that you will have made an occasional cycle tour. At least some of your journeys must involuntarily have taken you to the cycle path between Oirschot and … Continue reading

24 April 2018 · 3 Comments

The busiest cycleway in the Netherlands

The guided tour season is at its peak right now. With Velo-City 2017 rapidly approaching the first groups are already arriving in the country. The associate professor from Platteville-Wisconsin, whose … Continue reading

6 June 2017 · 14 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

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
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