All about cycling in the Netherlands

Winter Cycling Congress 2015 (2)

Last week you could see my presentation at the Winter Cycling Congress in Leeuwarden, from 10 to 12 February last. In my post this week, I’d like to show you … Continue reading

3 March 2015 · 8 Comments

Winter Cycling Congress 2015

Earlier this February the Dutch city of Leeuwarden hosted the third international Winter Cycling Congress. Delegates of many countries gathered to talk about how you could make cycling in winter … Continue reading

24 February 2015 · 3 Comments

Winter Cycling vs Summer Cycling

The first snow of 2015 surprised us last Saturday. The day before, the weather services had predicted black ice and they even issued a weather alarm. But it wasn’t black … Continue reading

27 January 2015 · 19 Comments

How to make cycling possible in the snow

We had almost grown unaccustomed to it… snow! The last time there was substantial snow in the south of the Netherlands was in February 2013, almost 2 years ago. But … Continue reading

13 January 2015 · 17 Comments

Rush hour in the dark

We are past the darkest time of the year again, the days are already slowly getting longer. But it will take a long time before we notice that it really … Continue reading

6 January 2015 · 15 Comments

Happy Holidays

Now that the darkest time of the year is here, cities have brought out pretty lights to make all that darkness a bit more bearable. Streets around the world have … Continue reading

18 December 2014 · 6 Comments

’Tis the season to be cycling

The December darkness is here again. With about 16 hours of darkness for every 24 hours in the Netherlands we all long for light! As is the case in many … Continue reading

19 December 2013 · 3 Comments

Cycling to the dentist

In the Netherlands people cycle for all kinds of every day purposes and I am no exception. So when I need to go to the dentist I get on my … Continue reading

14 February 2013 · 11 Comments

Clearing the streets of snow and ice

When I mentioned the city of ’s-Hertogenbosch had forgotten to clear one new cycle route of snow in my post two weeks ago, the city quickly responded and the route … Continue reading

31 January 2013 · 8 Comments

Dashing through the snow…

Most of The Netherlands is covered in a blanket of snow right now, but many municipalities have been working hard to clear all that snow from the streets and cycle … Continue reading

17 January 2013 · 26 Comments

’Tis the season to be cycling 2012

December is the month the Dutch decorate their cities and towns with light ornaments. They call December ‘the dark days before Christmas’ and with good reason. In June there is … Continue reading

19 December 2012 · 5 Comments

Snow? The Dutch roll on.

Last month the city of Bologna, capital of the Italian province of Emilia Romagna, issued a municipal ordinance in which it was also stated that cycling (and riding a moped) … Continue reading

13 December 2012 · 9 Comments

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