Types of bikes in Holland

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Types of bikes in Holland

Holland is the definitive cycling culture. In the 1970s, Holland made a deliberate decision to create free bicycle paths and turn away from cars. Nowadays, most residents of Holland prefer to take their transportation by bicycle, whether through a busy city or along the trails on rolling hills. In Amsterdam and several other larger cities, the city has several bike rental kiosks throughout town so you can rent a bike and get where you need to be quickly and easily. It’s no wonder that professional cycling also has a great following. The Amstel Gold Race on the UCI World Tour (which includes the Tour de France) is a thrilling and popular event, attracting the best pro teams in the world.

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Holland is the definitive cycling culture. In the 1970s, Holland made a deliberate decision to create free bicycle paths and turn away from cars. Nowadays, most residents of Holland prefer to take their transportation by bicycle, whether through a busy city or along the trails on rolling hills. In Amsterdam and several other larger cities, the city has several bike rental kiosks throughout town so you can rent a bike and get where you need to be quickly and easily. It’s no wonder that professional cycling also has a great following. The Amstel Gold Race on the UCI World Tour (which includes the Tour de France) is a thrilling and popular event, attracting the best pro teams in the world.

Types of bicycles in Holland

There are many different types of bicycles available in Holland. From the typical "Dutch bike" which hasn't changed much since the 1940s with its simple design and back-pedal brake, to the professional touring bicycle used in races, bikes in Holland run the gamut for any type of ride. You can rent a bicycle in most major cities to get around, and if you don't want to pedal yourself around, there are chauffeured bicycles where the fare sits in a seat at the front of the bike. In many areas, mountain bikes are more popular than road bikes, mostly because they are easier to ride anywhere: if a road in the countryside is unpaved, the mountain bike can use it while the road bike is more likely to suffer a punctured tire.

Rent a bicycle for a private tour of Holland

Wherever you go in Holland, renting a bicycle can be the best way to get around. The locals love their bikes, and there are bicycle rental agencies in larger towns. The tourist information office can give you recommendations and best practices for riding in their city and the nearby countryside. You’ll find the bike lanes clean, clearly marked, and ubiquitous, and bike parking stations are abundant in major cities.

 

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