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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.

It's a subtle story of loss and longing. A father says goodbye to his young daughter and leaves. As the seasons change and the daughter grows older, over the years she keeps returning on her bike to the place where she last saw her father. The film not only shows how cycling is part of daily life in Holland (note the classic Dutch bike!), but also depicts a very Dutch landscape with dykes and rivers.

Whether you've already seen Father and Daughter, or whether it's your first time, we hope you enjoy it as much as we did!


Father and Daughter has won many awards, including an Academy Award (Oscar) for Best Animated Short Film in 2000. It's director, Michael Dudok de Wit, has recently produced a full-length animated film - this time in collaboration with Toshio Suzuki: The Red Turtle (2016). The film was one of the nominees for the 2017 Oscars.