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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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Cyclists, switch on your lights!

Almost half of the young Dutch cyclists ride their bike in the dark without lights. That's why this year's bike light campaign specially focuses on 12 to 24 year-olds. Will it make any difference?

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Visiting the tulip fields in 2016

Spring is in the air and the first crocuses and daffodils are in bloom. Now is the right time for a cycle ride through the tulips fields.

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Rotterdam to test new bike share system

In 2016 Rotterdam will be testing the Gobike electric bike share system. How does the Gobike work and how does it compare to other bike rental options in Rotterdam?

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Cyclists to blame for danger on cycle paths

Overcrowded cycle paths and an increase in serious injuries among cyclists have raised concerns about the safety on Dutch cycle paths, especially in major cities. Who is to blame?

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Stap Op - a classic Dutch card game

Cycle 100 km to the woods, heath, sea and lakes. Hinder your opponents with flat tyres, head winds and other inconveniences. Stap Op is a classic Dutch card game about cycling.

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Amsterdam has slowest cyclists

Cyclists in Amsterdam ride slower than in other cities. The three busiest cycle paths are not in Amsterdam, but in Utrecht. The Dutch cycle faster when it rains. These are some of the results of a recent large-scale investigation into cycling behaviour in Holland.

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