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All about cycling in the Netherlands

International Cargo Bike Festival 2015

Last Sunday, 19 April, I visited the International Cargo Bike Festival in Nijmegen. That was the closing day of the fourth edition of this annual festival. The ICBF in Nijmegen … Continue reading

21 April 2015 · 19 Comments

Velo-City 2017 comes to The Netherlands

“Velo-city 2017 will be hosted by the country that is praised as the ‘bicycle country of the world’, the Netherlands! For a whole generation of cycling professionals this will be … Continue reading

17 December 2014 · 7 Comments

New bridge in Nijmegen: ‘The Crossing’

Cycling is taken into account when the Dutch undertake large infrastructure projects. Nijmegen now has a third bridge over the river Waal and it has a smooth wide cycle path. … Continue reading

29 May 2014 · 8 Comments

International Cargo Bike Festival

Last weekend the third edition of the International Cargo Bike Festival in Nijmegen in the Netherlands was a very successful event. With a conference on Saturday and a fair on … Continue reading

17 April 2014 · 11 Comments

‘The Little Green One’ cycle bridge north of Nijmegen

“It should be called ‘The little green one’, because it’s green and because that’s what you say about a novice or something new as well. And this was the area … Continue reading

13 February 2014 · 9 Comments

Car Free Sundays, a 40 year anniversary

From the 4th November 1973 there were a number of Car Free Sundays in the Netherlands. The Dutch had supported Israel in the Yom Kippur War in October 1973. This … Continue reading

1 December 2013 · 27 Comments

Nijmegen Cycle Bridge revisited

Yesterday 9 years ago, on the 15th of May 2004, the then Dutch minister of Transport, Carla Peijs, opened a cycle bridge. Of course a minister doesn’t show up to … Continue reading

16 May 2013 · 16 Comments

Cargo bike festival and new cycle route in Nijmegen

Last Sunday was a day full of activities in Nijmegen. A new “snelfietsroute” (fast cycle route) was festively opened and there was a Cargo Bike Festival (Bakfietstreffen). I made three … Continue reading

11 April 2013 · 16 Comments

Cycling “in the Dutch Mountains”

“Flat as a pancake” is the phrase often used to describe the Dutch landscape. That is correct for a large part of the country, certainly for the provinces North and … Continue reading

4 October 2012 · 14 Comments

Nijmegen cycle impressions

Some cycle impressions of the city of Nijmegen in the Netherlands. First a view of the 1930s river Waal bridge, then a few images of the road from the South-East … Continue reading

18 October 2009 · Leave a comment

Cycle Bridge in Nijmegen (Netherlands)

A huge cycle bridge over the river Waal (main flow of the river Rhine) that was built next to and attached to an existing rail road bridge in Nijmegen in … Continue reading

16 October 2009 · 2 Comments

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