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All about cycling in the Netherlands

Is Copenhagen a City of Cyclists?

The City of Copenhagen wants to be the best cycling city in the world and calls itself “City of Cyclists”. How justified is that from a Dutch perspective?

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27 November 2018 · 17 Comments

Autumn Cycling

Rain, wind and bold colours. That is Autumn, well usually anyway. This year there hasn’t been much rain (the Netherlands is experiencing a severe draught) and the otherwise normal temperature … Continue reading

23 October 2018 · 7 Comments

Cycling in The Hague

People cycling near the central station of The Hague in the afternoon rush hour, that is the theme of this week’s post. When I was early for an evening meeting* … Continue reading

9 October 2018 · 5 Comments

Meanwhile in the town of Houten

The town of Houten is the current titleholder in the biennial election of the “best place to cycle in the Netherlands”. The town won the election organised by the Cyclists’ … Continue reading

7 August 2018 · 2 Comments

Inclusive cycling on special needs tricycles

Cycling in the Netherlands is very inclusive. It isn’t restricted to the daring young men who can get up to speed and who are fearless in the busy urban traffic. … Continue reading

3 July 2018 · 10 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

King’s Day 2018

The Dutch celebrated their national holiday Koningsdag (or King’s Day) on the 27th of April. The weather was good, the parties were great, and everybody went on a bicycle! A … Continue reading

27 April 2018 · 4 Comments

Spring cycling in ʼs-Hertogenbosch

People were still ice skating earlier this month in the Netherlands, but now the first bulb flowers are in bloom! Many people went out cycling last Sunday to enjoy one … Continue reading

27 March 2018 · 6 Comments

Cycling rush hours in the dark

Although it is now rapidly changing for the better, we are still in the dark season. From early November to late February the hours of daylight are so few, that … Continue reading

6 February 2018 · 34 Comments

Dutch cycling figures

The Dutch cycle more. They cycle more often and they cycle longer distances. But the modal share of cycling has been more or less stable for the last three decades … Continue reading

2 January 2018 · 42 Comments

A video review of my 2017 posts and videos

Traditionally, the last post of the year is my year round-up. For the third time in a row I created a compilation video with short excerpts of all my 2017 … Continue reading

19 December 2017 · 8 Comments

Cycling in a winter wonderland

“That’s not snow, that’s a light dusting!” I can already predict some comments on this week’s video. For the people in north-west Europe, not used to heavy snow, it was … Continue reading

12 December 2017 · 25 Comments
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