Netherlands By Bike
Getting a closer look...
A selection of news and short documentaries on Dutch life, bicycling and historical events.
If you are thinking about a bicycling holiday to the Netherlands, this is the place to start!
Some trips to consider...
Allow us to introduce you to some of our favorite bicycle tour routes.
Here are some bike travel ideas we think you should know about.
In the summer of 2013, we decided to pursue our dream and move to Amsterdam for 3 months, buy brand new Dutch touring bikes, and spend the summer exploring The Netherlands on two wheels. We rented a canal apartment in the Jordaan neighborhood in pursuit of a local living experience. Our lives were changed forever and the love affair began! Now, we return to The Netherlands every few years for extended visits with our Dutch bikes and continue where we left off, discovering new places and meeting new people.
During our initial three month visit to the Netherlands, we encountered many challenges as visiting North Americans. How do we map out and navigate our travels? What are the best resources for weather forecasting? Which venues accept which kinds of payment? Where can we safely store our bikes when not in use? These and numerous other issues required extensive research and time. But we realized not every visiting bicycle tourist will have the three months we had to figure these things out.
This website was created not only to encourage you to enjoy a Dutch bicycling holiday, but to share what we have learned. We will help guide you through the planning process and warn you about possible issues you may encounter once you arrive. Ultimately, our goal is to help you to arrive prepared and ready to have fun.
It is our intention to grow this website in order for it to become a useful resource for American bicycle tourists who want to travel to The Netherlands with or without their bikes. We have made every effort to carefully research all the information that we've published. If you would like to offer any corrections or comments, we would love to hear from you! - Mike and Diane
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