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World's largest bike parking facility

To solve the bike parking problem in the city centre, Utrecht has started the building of the world's largest bike parking facility. It's to have the capacity for 12,500 bikes!

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School has started again campaign

In September there is a peak in the number of accidents involving school children. Dutch road safety organisation Veilig Verkeer Nederland (VVN) kicks off the new season with a campaign reminding drivers that school has started again, so they need to watch out for children on the road.

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Purple display on heath cycle routes

In August, when the heather is in bloom, the heath unfolds a purple carpet - a wonderful sight! Here are some heath cycle routes you're sure to enjoy this time of year.

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Bike tax controversy in Amsterdam

Amsterdam businesses want to introduce a tax on bikes to finance new bike parking facilities in the city centre. This proposal hasn't gone down too well with cyclists. So what's it all about and how realistic are the plans?

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Dutch cyclists under influence

Drinking and cycling is dangerous, we all know that. Still, the majority of Dutch cyclists ride home under influence of alcohol after a night out. No less than 68% exceed the legal alcohol limit.

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Battle of Arnhem - 70th anniversary

In September Holland will be commemorating the Battle of Arnhem, the largest airborne operation ever at the time. Find out more about this bit of WWII history on our Arnhem Airborne Cycle Route.

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More bikes on Dutch trains

Are you coming to Holland by train with your bike? Or will you take your bike on the train to get to the beginning of your cycle route? Then there’s good news. From 2015 Dutch Rail is to make more room for bikes on the train.

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Windmill cycle routes

The weekend of 10 and 11 May it’s National Windmill Day. An ideal oportunity to get on your bike and try out one of our windmill cycle routes.

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The Dutch Royal family meets the press at De Horsten on 7 juli 2012. Photo by Beeldcentrum Rijksoverheid © RVD

The Dutch royal family on the bike

Holland is a cycling nation. The young and the old, the rich and the poor, everybody takes to the bike - even the Dutch royal family!

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The Dutch & their bikes photo book

The Dutch and their bicycles, they’re pretty legendary. In her new photo book The Dutch & Their Bikes, US photographer and author Shirley Agudo gives us a glimpse of Holland's unique cycling culture.

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Biking for business - Part 2

On 12 and 13 April we visited the International Cargo Bike Festival in Nijmegen. Here we found out more about the business and fun side of the cargo bike.

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Biking for business

The International Cargo Bike Festival which took place in Nijmegen on 12 and 13 April was a great success. It attracted visitors from 25 countries.

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International Cargo Bike Festival 2014

On 12 and 13 April the third International Cargo Bike Festival will take place in Nijmegen. It’s is the biggest platform for cargo bikes and cycle logistics in the world.

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The tulips are early this year

Spring has come exceptionally early this year, confusing Mother Nature. So if you want to try out one of our spring cycle routes, don't leave it too late.

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New US ambassador is keen cyclist

The new US ambassador to Holland introduces himself to the Dutch people. He and his wife love cycling and are looking forward to exploring Holland by bike.

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Walking the dog the Dutch way

The Dutch use their bicycles for almost anything: commuting to work, getting their daily shopping, they even ‘walk’ the dog by bike.

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High speed on cycle paths, part 3

Is the high-speed pedelec a threat or opportunity? The Dutch Cyclists' Union put this question to cyclists in January. In part 3 of our series High speed on cycle paths we look at the heated debate this triggered.

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High speed on cycle paths, part 2

When is an e-bike a bike and when does it become a moped? In part 2 of our series High speed on Dutch cycle paths we look at the legal status of the e-bike

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High speed on cycle paths, part 1

In recent years Holland has seen a growing number of cycling accidents, mostly involving only one cyclist. This increase is greatest among elderly cyclists. The e-bike, which allows elderly cyclists to ride more and faster too, is thought to be to blame.

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The bike light vending machine

It’s dark, your bike lights are broken, you're far from home. Do you risk riding home without lights? Not if it’s up to the Dutch Cyclists’ Union. Their solution is simple: a bike light vending machine.

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