I was asked to talk about winter cycling for a Montreal winter cycling congress. I decided to take a different take and will talk about winter cycling to train stations in the Netherlands, because I don’t remember ever having to cycle in snow in the Netherlands.
The Dutch try to use as few traffic signs as possible. The City of Leeuwarden found another 1000 to throw out.
Last week, we started cycling to Amsterdam north and checked out some great places. This week we continue the trip along the waterfront.
Amsterdam is more than canals and coffee shops. We are going to explore the highlights of Amsterdam North by bike. It is not what you expect…
Not far from Haarlem and Amsterdam, the Zaanse Schans is a bike-able destination. We checked out 17th century saw mills, old farms, Dutch skies, a ferry and passed a waste facility that looked like a luxury hotel.
the Netherlands has a number of interesting castles. Today we combine a trip through the Green Heart of Holland with a visit to a castle.
We start at train station Naarden-Bussum. After a loop via several towns and fields of heather we arrive in Hilversum to admire modernist architecture.
We paid a visit to a farm in Haarlem that is based on biodynamic principles. Volunteers, the city, a care facility and a private person came together to make it happen.
When in Haarlem, take the self guided tour on the hofjes, those green oases in the city centre.
The Netherlands is known for cycling like no other country. But did you know that there are also eight million cars?