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Night trains to Holland scrapped

Published on 7 November 2014 by Hilary Staples

In November all City Night Line trains from Copenhagen - including those to Amsterdam - were scrapped. Soon more night trains will disappear. What's going on? And how will this affect cyclists travelling to Holland with their bike?

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Tips & info on cycling in Amsterdam

Published on 21 October 2014 by Hilary Staples

A visit to Amsterdam isn't complete without a bike tour through the city. On our new Amsterdam pages you'll find all the information you need.

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The end of the company bike?

Published on 2 October 2014 by Hilary Staples

The National Bike Scheme was introduced to encourage commuters out of their car and onto the bike. Despite its success, the Dutch government is stopping the scheme in 2015. Opponents say it's 'a stupid and short-sighted measure'.

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World's largest bike parking facility

Published on 15 September 2014 by Hilary Staples

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

Published on 1 September 2014 by Hilary Staples

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

Published on 6 August 2014 by Hilary Staples

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

Published on 28 July 2014 by Hilary Staples

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

Published on 4 July 2014 by Hilary Staples

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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