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World's largest bike parking facility

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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More bikes on Dutch trains

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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

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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

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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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