Cycling in the city
Seldom by car
Ultimate cycling city: Utrecht
Utrecht is one of the most progressive cities in the world in terms of cycling and boasts the world's largest indoor bicycle parking facility, which has space for at least 12,500 bicycles! It’s no wonder that the Tour de France and the Vuelta were once held here. Utrecht is very centrally located and a perfect base for an extended cycling holiday. Fun fact: Utrecht even has a bicycle mayor.
From top-of-the-line racing bicycles to sturdy Gazelles and from e-bikes to vintage granny bikes: you’ll see them all in the Netherlands. In fact, our country has more bicycles than people. On average, every person owns 1.3 bikes. The bicycle has been fully adopted as a legitimate mode of transportation, which creates a feeling of safety because motorists, tram drivers and bus drivers are used to looking out for cyclists.
Little cycling experience required
A passion for cycling
Want to feel the burn?
Give it a try, it's so easy
Tips for all levels
No idea where to start? The Netherlands recently introduced the cool Bikepacking-concept. They will help you find fun and original routes, bike-friendly (overnight) accommodation and a variety of comfort levels ranging from easy to challenging.
The ultimate cycling tip for mountain goats? The hills (or are they mountains?) of South Limburg. The most southern edge of the country boasts a number of historic leg killers, such as Cauberg, Keutenberg or Gulperberg. They may not be tall, but boy are they steep! Former cycling champion Tom Dumoulin shares his training route with die-hard fans. Good luck and get climbing!