Biking in Holland
Biking in Holland
People sometimes say that the Dutch are born on their bikes! Fact is, Holland is a perfect country for cycling, and counts more bicycles than people.
Holland is the ultimate biking country! With a flat landscape, short distances, a mild climate and excellent infrastructure, it’s no surprise that biking is highly popular.
- With more than 32,000 kilometres of bike paths, Holland is a true biking country.
- Rent a bike and discover the best spots around your destination.
- Book a biking holiday and enjoy the beautiful Dutch landscapes.
Cycling in Holland is a safe, easy and relaxed activity. More than 32,000 kilometres of bike paths stretch out in all directions, so you can go wherever you want. On top of that, more than 30,000 kilometres of biking route networks have been set out, which are indicated by way of the cycling junction network and the long-distance LF Routes . The signage for cyclists is excellent, making it difficult indeed to get lost as a cyclist. And, last but by no means least, the Dutch are used to cyclists in traffic and take your participation in traffic into account.
Renting a bicycle
There may well be no more enjoyable way to discover Holland than by bike. Discover the best cycling routes around The Hague, Rotterdam, Utrecht and Amsterdam, through beautiful nature reserves such as Hoge Veluwe and past the most breathtaking windmills in the world.
You can rent bicycles in many places, including in the vicinity of large train stations, in city centres, and often at your accommodations as well.
Tip: Rent a simple single-speed bike, possibly with a coaster brake: they’re easy to use. In addition to renting bikes, you can also opt for an organised cycling tour with a tour guide. Not only is it fun, it’s educational too! Be sure to inquire when renting a bike or visiting a tourist information centre.
Cycling in Amsterdam
Renting a bicycle during your stay in Amsterdam is absolutely worth it! Get on your bike and take the most beautiful routes through Amsterdam, along mesmerising canals, over the well-known Dam Square and past the stately Rijksmuseum, or cycle from Amsterdam to Edam. You can rent bicycles at many places, including:
- MacBike Amsterdam – at Central Station and Waterlooplein 99
- Yellow Bike – Nieuwezijds Kolk 29 and Oudezijds Armsteeg 22 (3-minute walk from Central Station)
- Bike City – Bloemgracht 90 (in the Jordaan quarter)
- Rent-a-Bike Damstraat – Damstraat 20
Do you enjoy cycling and do you want to discover Holland’s beauty in a memorable way? Then a cycling holiday is exactly the thing for you. These holidays are generally fully facilitated, with all details organised and taken care of, such as accommodations, luggage transport and rent bicycles if necessary. You’ll take the most memorable of routes past the Dutch coast, through Dutch natural landscapes and past the famous icons of Holland. Take a look at the possibilities and book your cycling holiday in Holland!
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