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No more trains to Hook of Holland

Published on 19 March 2017 by Hilary Staples

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.


Father and Daughter - and a bike!

Published on 17 February 2017 by Hilary Staples

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.


Schiermonnikoog - the isle of bikes

Published on 25 January 2017 by Hilary Staples

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.


New laws for speed pedelecs in 2017

Published on 29 December 2016 by Hilary Staples

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?


LF routes to undergo overhaul

Published on 9 December 2016 by Hilary Staples

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?


Bikes to be permitted on IC Direct trains

Published on 17 November 2016 by Hilary Staples

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.


Cyclists, switch on your lights!

Published on 24 October 2016 by Hilary Staples

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?


Roadside assistance by bike

Published on 26 September 2016 by Hilary Staples

Everyone in Holland knows the yellow patrol cars of the ANWB Wegenwacht. Now, in Amsterdam and Scheveningen, a patrol officer may also come to your rescue by bike.