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E-bike to get commuters out of car

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.

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New Roman Limes Route

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.

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High speed on cycle paths, part 4

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?

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Traffic exam improves road safety for children

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.

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Bike accidents and phone use - is there a link?

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.

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New book: Learn to cycle in Amsterdam

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.

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Do share bikes have a future? Part 3

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.

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Do share bikes have a future? Part 2

This summer thousands of bright-coloured share bikes suddenly appeared all over Amsterdam and Rotterdam, causing a heated debate. In part 2 of the series 'Do share bikes have a future?' we look at how share bikes have been received by regular bike rental companies and city councils.

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Do share bikes have a future? Part 1

This summer thousands of bright-coloured share bikes suddenly appeared all over Amsterdam and Rotterdam, causing a heated debate. In part 1 of the series 'Do share bikes have a future?' we look at what types of bike share systems there are and how they compare to regular bike rental.

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World's largest bike parking facility now open

World's largest bike parking facility under Utrecht Central Station is now open. When it is completed in 2018 there will be room for 12,500 bikes. We went to see what it's like and took some photos to share with you.

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Cycling against smog

Dutch artist and designer Daan Roosegaarde presents a bike that is not only environmentally friendly and healthy, but is also to purify the air: the Smog Free Bicycle.

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Hoge Veluwe National Park by bike

Explore the beautiful nature of Hoge Veluwe National Park on a white share bike and visit the Kröller-Müller Museum for the 100th anniversary of De Stijl in 2017.

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Celebrating the Dutch windmill

National Windmill Day takes place every second weekend in May. An ideal opportunity to get on your bike and try one of our windmill cycle routes.

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No more trains to Hook of Holland

From April 2017 the rail service to Hook of Holland will be discontinued, to be replaced by a direct metro service to Rotterdam. Here are some cycle routes to the closest rail links you can use while the work is going on.

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Father and Daughter - and a bike!

The award-winning Dutch animated short film Father and Daughter (2000) by Michael Dudok de Wit depicts cycling in Holland in a unique way. We would love to share this little gem with you.

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Schiermonnikoog - the isle of bikes

On Holland's smallest inhabited Wadden Island Schiermonnikoog the bike is the main mode of transport. Here's a photo impression we made in August 2016.

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New laws for speed pedelecs in 2017

From 1 January 2017 the speed pedelec will no longer be classed as a light moped, but as a moped according to Dutch law. What are the consequences?

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LF routes to undergo overhaul

The network of national LF routes is to undergo a radical overhaul in 2017-2021. What does that mean for cyclists planning a holiday in Holland?

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Bikes to be permitted on IC Direct trains

In 2017 cyclists will finally be able to take their bikes on the Dutch IC Direct trains. This is good news for bike travellers who want to use this fast rail link between Amsterdam and Brussels.

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Six new cycle routes for 2016

We have been working very hard to present you six new day trips for the 2016 cycling season. Go and explore!

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