Holland by bike

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Netherlands
Holland by bike - Even cops are on bike
Holland by bike - A helmet is not mandatory but advisable if you are not a skilful bikerider
Holland by bike - Keep your bike under lock and chain
Holland by bike - These railings are especially placed to chain your bike to
Holland by bike - Maps are available at TIC's (we call them VVV's), bike rentals and ANWB-stores

Holland by bike Reviews

Sweetski Sweetski
52 reviews
Oct 10, 2007
If you're a bikerider, renting a bike is good advice. It's fairly cheap and you can rent one at almost all (larger) train stations. They have bike route maps too. Everybody rides a bike in The Netherlans. Even the cops as you can see in the picture. Roads are especially adapted for bikes. In cities, the bike lane is painted brick red. One thing needs to be said though; always lock your bike AND chain it to something that can't be moved e.g. lamppost, bridgerailing, etc. The Dutch are very friendly people but will steal a bike if the opportunity rises. Besides friendly the Dutch are also helpful. If you get lost, you just ask the way, generally they will lead you back in the right direction.

To get more tips on traveling in Holland go to a tourist information centre as soon as you arrive. In The Netherlands a TIC is called VVV. They have lots of information about FREE things to see and do in the Netherlands. Amsterdam and The Hague are 'must do' cities. The canals, the coffeshops, the international peace palace and (depending on the time of your arrival) in spring: The Keukenhof. Flowers (mostly tulips and daffodils) as far as the eye can see. If you don't have much time and money to spend in our country, go straight to The Hague. There you'll find 'Madurodam' a miniature version of our entire country. The deltaworks (waterdefense), palaces, catheadrals, Rotterdam Harbour, the senatbuilding (the list goes on and on) are build to scale. You can see the best our country has to offer in a couple of hours.

Happy travels, and if you need more information; let me know.
Even cops are on bike
Keep your bike under lock and chain
These railings are especially plac…
A helmet is not mandatory but advi…
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Sweetski says:
Kinderdijk is a good place to ride a bike if it is not too windy. National park De Hoge Veluwe also is a great opportunity to ride a bike. You can see lots of the (large) park and you will not be bothered by other traffic, for the park is closed off to motorised vehicles :)
Posted on: Apr 07, 2009
vances says:
So what would you recommend for a day's bike ride? Kinderdijk is the most appealing from what I've read...but you are the expert!
Posted on: Apr 06, 2009
Sweetski says:
Dan lijkt hij me toch niet echt de uitvinder van politie te fiets :)
Posted on: Feb 06, 2009
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