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Coevorden station area transformation

8 June, 2021 - 23:00
The area around the railway station in Coevorden was thoroughly upgraded. The transformation took several years and it was finished in 2020. The new tunnel under the railway and the beautiful landscaping are what stand out most in this project, …
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How much did Utrecht change in a decade?

1 June, 2021 - 23:00
Happy birthday Utrecht! Today the city celebrates that it was granted city rights on 2 June 1122 by Holy Roman Emperor Henry V when he visited Utrecht, exactly 899 years ago. Next year Utrecht will celebrate its 900th anniversary in …
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A longer ride on the recreational cycle network

25 May, 2021 - 23:00
If slow tv is your thing this post is for you! In this week’s video I ride almost one and a half hours in the countryside just south of my hometown ʼs-Hertogenbosch. Contrary to popular belief the recreational cycling network …
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Rotterdam takes an important step towards becoming a cycle friendly city

18 May, 2021 - 23:00
Rotterdam reopened a main city centre street that was completely redesigned. It got much less space for cars, but much more space for cycling and walking. The city expects cycling to be by far the most important mode of traffic in future.
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OV-Fiets update, you will never lose a key again!

11 May, 2021 - 23:00
The OV-fiets system is a very popular shared bicycle scheme in the Netherlands. This last mile solution for train travellers is constantly evolving. The latest development is that the bicycles now come with an electronic lock without the need for …
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The Green Corridor; turning an old road into a recreational zone

4 May, 2021 - 23:00
For centuries there was only one safe route to cross the moor and heath between Oirschot and Eindhoven. Nowadays there are other main routes for motor traffic especially. In recent years the old and most direct road has slowly been …
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It’s time for tulips!

27 April, 2021 - 23:00
Yesterday, the Dutch celebrated their national holiday King’s Day. Normally that is a day to celebrate by going out, getting together and having a drink. By turning the country into one big “garage sale” and by dressing up in orange. …
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The future fast cycle route (F2) from Eindhoven to ʼs-Hertogenbosch

20 April, 2021 - 23:00
The province of Brabant is building a network of convenient long distance cycle routes. The 34km long F2 will connect Eindhoven and ʼs-Hertogenbosch. In this post I will show you what that route looks like in the before situation.
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Cars are no longer wanted in the city centre

13 April, 2021 - 23:00
The city of Eindhoven has redesigned a street in the city centre that used to be part of the inner city ring-road. Space that was previously primarily dedicated to moving cars has been re-allocated to walking, cycling and a lot …
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Snow in April

7 April, 2021 - 11:00
On the morning of April 7th, 2021, the Netherlands woke up to snow! Snow in April is not completely unusual, but it was a bit unexpected; especially after the temperatures reached 26 degrees (79F) exactly one week earlier. I didn’t …
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A cycling viaduct that isn’t really convenient

6 April, 2021 - 23:00
About once or twice a year I rent a bicycle at the station of Venlo to cycle to the village of Grubbenvorst and back again to visit my family (in-law). That is not very often and things can really change …
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Riding in the Rotterdam rain (again)

30 March, 2021 - 23:00
Almost every time images of Dutch people cycling are published in some form, someone will comment that it looks great, but then ask the question: “But what happens when it rains?” Well yes, it does rain in the Netherlands, but …
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Winter ride in the countryside

23 March, 2021 - 23:00
My posts often focus on cycling in urban areas, but it is also really pleasant to cycle in the Dutch countryside! Although cycling in the city may seem more regulated – with all the separate cycling infrastructure – the exact …
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The Rotterdam Maastunnel has been renovated

16 March, 2021 - 23:00
Exactly ten years ago, in March 2011, I visited the Maastunnel in Rotterdam to film it. The historic tunnel complex has separate tunnels for motor traffic, for cycling and for walking. Together they allow people to cross the river Nieuwe …
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Riding in the snow in ʼs-Hertogenbosch and Vught

9 March, 2021 - 23:00
Just a few weeks ago the Netherlands was covered in snow. It is almost hard to remember with all the sun and warmth we had since then, but I have the images to prove it! I’d like to look at …
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New Zwolle station bicycle parking facility

2 March, 2021 - 23:00
Zwolle can be added to the list of Dutch cities with a large and beautiful modern underground bicycle parking garage. The facility right in front of the station building was opened on 4 December 2020. It has room to park …
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Riding in the snow in Utrecht

23 February, 2021 - 23:00
During the week we had snow, early February, I was briefly in Utrecht and I managed to cycle and film two routes. One from the east to the railway station and one from the west to the railway station. Both …
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