With so many bicycles in Holland, it's not surprising that you find bicycle shops everywhere, even in tiny villages. Some smaller shops focus on everyday cycling, others specialise in more adventurous types of bikes.
At tourist sites, your accommodation, train stations, bike repair shops - you will find somewhere to rent a bicycle wherever you are in Holland. Renting a bicycle is easy and not that expensive. It can save you the hassle of bringing your own bike along.
Flat tyre, chain come off, faulty breaks? Breakdowns do happen, but rarely in front of a bicycle repair shop. So bring your own bicycle repair kit and make sure you can do minor repairs yourself. If you need professional assistance, you’ll find a bicycle repair shop in most places.
From bicycles chained against bridges and lamp posts, to multi-story bike parking facilities with ingenious bicycle racks - you find bikes parked everywhere in Holland. Not surprising as the country is home to more bikes than inhabitants.
Some hotels, campsites, restaurants and cafes give cyclists an extra warm welcome. You'll recognise them by the Cyclists Welcome! (Fietsers Welkom!) logo. The Cyclist Welcome! scheme advertises with special facilities for guests who come on their bike.