Cycling from Amsterdam to Haarlem

Published on 13 November 2018 by Hilary Staples

How to cycle from Amsterdam to Haarlem - and back? Here is the most pleasant bike-friendly route.


E-bike to get commuters out of car

Published on 5 September 2018 by Hilary Staples

In the coming years 200,000 more commuters are to use the bike - or bike combined with public transport - instead of the car. Secret weapon: the e-bike.


New Roman Limes Route

Published on 21 June 2018 by Hilary Staples

In 2018 a new cycle route has been launched: the Roman Limes Route. This 220 km-route takes you along the Dutch section of the 'Limes', the northern border of the Roman Empire.


High speed on cycle paths, part 4

Published on 17 May 2018 by Hilary Staples

In 2014 we followed the heated debate about how the e-bike affects safety on our busy cycle paths. Now, 4 years on, what changes do we see and have they made a difference? Find out in our series High speed on the cycle paths. Part 4: Have our cycle paths become any safer?


Traffic exam improves road safety for children

Published on 19 April 2018 by Hilary Staples

To improve road safety, all Dutch children between the age of 10 and 12 have to take a traffic exam, which consists of a theoretical and a practical part.


Bike accidents and phone use - is there a link?

Published on 23 February 2018 by Hilary Staples

Using your phone on the bike is dangerous. Or so we've been told for many years. Now a Dutch study has found that there is no direct link between bike accidents and phone use.


New book: Learn to cycle in Amsterdam

Published on 13 December 2017 by Hilary Staples

Cycling in a city like Amsterdam can be quite daunting at first. In her new book Xing Chen gives lots of practical information, tips and advice to help cyclists navigate safely through the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam traffic.


Do share bikes have a future? Part 3

Published on 17 November 2017 by Hilary Staples

This summer thousands of bright-coloured share bikes suddenly appeared all over Amsterdam and Rotterdam, causing a heated debate. In part 3 of the series 'Do share bikes have a future?' we ask whether Dutch cyclists actually want a share bike.