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Five cycle tunnels in the province of Utrecht

19 November, 2019 - 23:00
A beautiful new bicycle tunnel was officially opened last Thursday in De Bilt by representatives of the Province of Utrecht and the municipality of De Bilt. The new tunnel is … Continue reading →
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Road versus tree (the tree won!)

12 November, 2019 - 23:00
In Vught there is an almost 100 year old beech tree that had survived World War II as a sapling. Decades later it was carefully spared when the motorway it … Continue reading →
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Fast cycle route Valkenswaard – Waalre – Eindhoven

5 November, 2019 - 23:00
A possibility to cycle to work in 15 to 30 minutes; when you live in Valkenswaard and work in Eindhoven, the cycle route on the old railway line offers you … Continue reading →
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Cycle Tour of Freedom

29 October, 2019 - 23:00
The city of ʼs-Hertogenbosch celebrated that it has been free for 75 years. The 10-day-long festivities to mark the end of World War II (in the last week of October … Continue reading →
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Cycling through a museum

22 October, 2019 - 23:00
You may think cycling through a museum was already possible in the Netherlands. Indeed there is an underpass under the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum*, but the Dutch are taking it a step … Continue reading →
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The A2 motorway no longer divides Maastricht

15 October, 2019 - 23:00
Not too long ago the A2 motorway split the city of Maastricht in two. The internationally important road connection cut off the east of the city from the centre. The … Continue reading →
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The battle for the Ferdinand Bolstraat

8 October, 2019 - 23:00
The Ferdinand Bolstraat is an interesting street in Amsterdam. Part of it is car-free now, another part is almost car-free. In the 1970s it was still considered a main arterial … Continue reading →
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Cycling from Scheveningen to The Hague

1 October, 2019 - 23:00
Recently I cycled to the sea side resort and former fishing town of Scheveningen (now part of The Hague) and I noticed the road to the beach had completely changed … Continue reading →
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The Numbered Junction Network for recreational cycling

24 September, 2019 - 23:00
Have you ever used a map while cycling in a foreign country? Trying to find villages with names you can barely pronounce not to mention remember? In the Netherlands and … Continue reading →
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Cycling through the heath (3)

17 September, 2019 - 23:00
Extensive heaths and vast woodlands are probably not what comes to your mind first when you think of the Netherlands, but just like the green meadows with cows they are … Continue reading →
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What’s the future for Groningen’s Station bike parking?

10 September, 2019 - 23:00
Groningen station was one of the first to get a large bicycle parking garage. When it was opened in 2007, there was room for a little over 4,000 bicycles. At … Continue reading →
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Ten years later in Utrecht

3 September, 2019 - 23:00
Usually, my “before-and-afters” are a couple of weeks, sometimes months, apart, but for this week’s post I rode a route which I filmed exactly a decade ago for the first … Continue reading →
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Recreational Cycling in Limburg (Belgium)

27 August, 2019 - 23:00
People in Belgium cycle a lot, at least in the Dutch speaking part of the country. If we treat Flanders as a country cycling there would be comparable to that … Continue reading →
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Finally fully open: Utrecht’s huge bicycle parking garage

19 August, 2019 - 23:00
The biggest bicycle parking of the world, in Utrecht, is now fully operational. Since Monday 19 August the garage at the central railway station has room to park over 12,500 … Continue reading →
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A Groningen ride (University – Centre)

13 August, 2019 - 23:00
When I was in Groningen two months ago, I was able to revisit the cycle route from the city centre to the University Campus Zernike that I had been critical … Continue reading →
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An underground bicycle parking garage in Amsterdam

6 August, 2019 - 23:00
The Amsterdam Beursplein (“Stock Exchange Square”) has been restored in a beautiful way. The 1903 square had been used as car parking space until 1982, after which it had been … Continue reading →
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Bicycle helmets – the Dutch way

4 August, 2019 - 23:00
Guest contributions have been rare on my blog in the past 10 years, but there were a few. Sometimes people filmed for me and sometimes I chose to publish other … Continue reading →
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