Happy New Year to everyone! In this first post of 2023 I would like to share some updated figures with you. The last time I looked at the figures of cycling and mobility in the Netherlands was in January 2020 … Continue reading How did the pandemic influence cycling in the Netherlands?
The organisation promoting cycling for the city of The Hague, Den Haag Fietst, organised a festive Bicycle Lights Parade in the first weekend after the clocks had been turned back to standard time. At the end of Daylight Savings Time … Continue reading Bicycle Lights Parade in The Hague
June is again a month with five Wednesdays. That would mean you’d have to wait three weeks for a new post, because I publish only on the first and third Wednesday of the month in 2022. To fill that longer … Continue reading Extra Post: Relaxed cycling on a Saturday afternoon
Last Friday, a few dozen people cycled along in a “social cycling tour” organised by the city of ʼs-Hertogenbosch. They visited a number of places, organisations and initiatives that help people to connect and interact socially with each other. The … Continue reading A ‘social cycling tour’ in ʼs-Hertogenbosch
Utrecht opened the world’s longest rainbow cycle path, just in time for international Pride month. The well over 570 metres long rainbow path runs right through the heart of the university campus as a positive symbol for diversity and inclusion. … Continue reading The world’s longest rainbow cycle path is in Utrecht
Yesterday, the Dutch celebrated their national holiday King’s Day. Normally that is a day to celebrate by going out, getting together and having a drink. By turning the country into one big “garage sale” and by dressing up in orange. … Continue reading It’s time for tulips!
On the morning of April 7th, 2021, the Netherlands woke up to snow! Snow in April is not completely unusual, but it was a bit unexpected; especially after the temperatures reached 26 degrees (79F) exactly one week earlier. I didn’t … Continue reading Snow in April
Almost every time images of Dutch people cycling are published in some form, someone will comment that it looks great, but then ask the question: “But what happens when it rains?” Well yes, it does rain in the Netherlands, but … Continue reading Riding in the Rotterdam rain (again)
The snow is quickly melting away again after eight days of exceptional winter weather for the Netherlands. There hadn’t been this much snow and ice for over a decade. It snowed for almost 48 hours first and then the canals … Continue reading Cycling in winter weather
It is time for the end-of-the-year video recap of 2020. And what a special year it has been for all of us! The first global pandemic for most people in their lifetimes taught us new phenomenons like social distancing and … Continue reading A compilation of my 2020 posts and videos
There is no normal post this week. I only have my traditional festive video for the holiday season to show you. This year’s holiday season is weird, just like this whole year was weird. In the Netherlands we had a … Continue reading Happy Holidays
Utrecht has a bit more work to do around the canal ring which was festively opened earlier in September. Now that the number of Corona cases went down for a while* more people cycled to work, making the cycleways in … Continue reading When it gets too busy at the intersection