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.
Dutch cycle paths are so well signposted, that even if you might not always know precisely where you are, you can hardly get lost. Just cycle on to the next signpost which will point you in the right direction. The distances given on the signposts are in kilometres.
There are no major health risks associated with travelling in Holland. No vaccinations are required. For general health issues, check out the official health recommendations issued by your government. There are some specific health issues you need to be aware of if you’re cycling in Holland.
Cycling with one child in front and one on the back, having my dog running next to me on a lead, while pulling a trailer with my weekly shopping and talking to my Mum on the phone - is that allowed in Holland? Yes. It might not be safe, but it isn’t illegal.
Holland is the ideal country for cycling with children. The many separate bicycle paths and flat terrain make cycling safe and effortless. And at easy distance there are many exciting things to do and see for the whole family. A simple cycle ride soon turns into one great adventure!