Have you just moved to Holland and have you never learnt to ride a bike, or are you not yet confident on the busy Dutch cycle paths? Cycling instructors around the country offer lessons to all newcomers - adults and children.
Most Dutch children learn to ride a bike at a young age. Photo © Holland-Cycling.com
For many newcomers to Holland cycling has never been part of their everyday life, some of you might never have ridden a bike before. It's nothing to be ashamed of. As the Dutch like to say: you're never to old to learn - and there is help at hand!
Finding a teacher
Whether you're an adult or a child, a beginner or a more advanced cyclist, Dutch or a newcomer, the Fietsshool Fietsersbond (Cycling School of the Dutch Cyclists' Union) offers cycling lessons throughout the country given by specially trained volunteers. There are group lessons and individual lessons and lessons given in different languages.
To find a teacher in your area, go to the Dutch Cyclists' Union website (in Dutch). If you click on 'Zoeken' ('Search') you will get a map of Holland with an overview of all the teachers. Click further for more information about the lessons and a contact form.