BICYCLE DUTCH

All about cycling in the Netherlands

Traversing Boxtel on a bicycle

Recently, I had to cycle all the way through the town of Boxtel, from north to south, on my way to film the fast cycle route between Oirschot and Boxtel. … Continue reading

8 May 2018 · 6 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 · 2 Comments

Improving the connections to a cycle bridge

The cycle bridge near Berlicum was opened in December 2016. It shortened the ride to Den Dungen, but it didn’t really connect both villages very well yet. A strange detour … Continue reading

3 April 2018 · 5 Comments

Using the Antwerp Bike Share System

I cycled in another country again! On a recent visit to Antwerp, Belgium, I used the local completely automated bike share system. It was the first time I ever used … Continue reading

6 March 2018 · 8 Comments

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

A ride from Schijndel to ’s-Hertogenbosch

A flat tyre is never convenient, but when I was checking the tunnel in Schijndel for my recent blog post earlier this month, 14 kilometres from home, without any repair … Continue reading

28 November 2017 · 8 Comments

A Rotterdam Ride

An 8-kilometre-long ride through Rotterdam, from the edge of the city in the South, all the way to Central Station. The ride was filmed in one take, to show you … Continue reading

14 March 2017 · 7 Comments

Rotterdam (encore)

As announced, no ordinary big elaborate post this week. But… I happened to be in Rotterdam yet again last Saturday, this time for a family visit. On the prior visits … Continue reading

24 January 2017 · 1 Comment

Ride from Grubbenvorst to Venlo

You can ride just about anywhere in the countryside of the Netherlands in a relatively safe and convenient way. But the quality of the cycle infrastructure is very different from … Continue reading

13 December 2016 · 16 Comments

From ring road to city boulevard

Utrecht has changed part of its former city ring road. The 4-lane road has now become a 2×1 lane street which Utrecht calls a “city boulevard”. Drivers are discouraged to … Continue reading

6 December 2016 · 18 Comments

A cycleway that’s not as straightforward as it seems

A four kilometre long cycle path – straight as a line – with priority at all but two of the 15 intersections with motor traffic. Does that sound too good … Continue reading

1 November 2016 · 13 Comments

Utrecht reclaims ever more space for people

People were drinking champagne on the street and enjoying beautiful singing; not something you see every day. They were celebrating the opening of yet another reconstructed street in Utrecht; their … Continue reading

11 October 2016 · 22 Comments
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