All about cycling in the Netherlands

An unexpected 55-kilometre-long evening ride

Half an hour after the railways announced it wasn’t certain the trains would go riding again after the storm last Thursday and that it would be wise to seek alternative … Continue reading

23 January 2018 · 21 Comments

Houten: Cycling City of the Netherlands 2018

The municipality of Houten has been awarded the honourable title of Cycling City 2018! This was announced by Stientje van Veldhoven, State Secretary for Infrastructure and Water Management on a … Continue reading

16 January 2018 · 14 Comments

Houten in the rain

Houten is one of the often-chosen destinations when people visit the Netherlands to learn more about cycling in this country. A right choice, Houten is a great little town to … Continue reading

25 July 2017 · 6 Comments

The Freedom of Cycling

This week I have guided two cycle tours in and around Utrecht. One group with policy makers and politicians from Bavaria and one with students from the university of Platteville-Wisconsin. … Continue reading

30 May 2017 · 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

Modern indoor bicycle parking facilities

After the look at home parking earlier last month, we now look at the busier areas of many Dutch cities again. Especially around the shopping areas in the city centres … Continue reading

1 August 2013 · 8 Comments

Grade separated roundabout – the safest solution for a junction

In my ongoing series about safer junctions I have covered Dutch junction design and how it differs from that of other countries. I then showed you that the Dutch have … Continue reading

26 May 2011 · 7 Comments

Houten celebrates cycling

Houten, “Cycling city 2008” in the Netherlands, celebrated the official opening of two railway stations, a work of art and -by opening a giant bicycle wheel lock- the grand bicycle … Continue reading

21 April 2011 · 7 Comments

Direct Cycle Routes in the Netherlands

A cyclist in the Netherlands can usually follow a more direct route through cities than motorized traffic can. This so-called ‘unbundling’or sometimes also ‘unravelling’ of modes is one more reason … Continue reading

15 November 2010 · 2 Comments

Cycling and big intersections in the Netherlands

In Dutch cycle infrastructure major intersections were created in different ways in the past. First we see a major intersection from the 1960s in Utrecht. Two roads with 2×2 lanes … Continue reading

28 August 2009 · Leave a comment

Cycling from Geldermalsen to Utrecht, Netherlands

Second part of the ride from ‘s-Hertogenbosch to Utrecht. This part was cycled three months after the first part and it was now full blown spring. There were more cyclists … Continue reading

1 May 2009 · Leave a comment