Cycling Lifestyle

Why cycling is in our DNA

The Netherlands is a cycling country par excellence. From the quietest corners of the countryside to our bustling cities, you can cycle throughout the land with the greatest of ease. Follow our route and discover special stories about Dutch cycling culture, meet the pioneers making cycling even greener and more fun and, above all, get inspired to get pedaling and explore the most beautiful undiscovered spots in the Netherlands.

A lifetime of cycling

Cyclists Kop van Zuid Rotterdam
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The cycle of life: The Dutch cycling lifestyle

Green, healthy and more innovative by the minute – here’s why cycling is more than a mode of transport.

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Cycling towards a green future

  • Utrecht Dafne Schippersbrug
  • Utrecht Maliebaan cycling between the trees
  • Utrecht Leeuwesteyn

Cycling Nation

Cyclists in the forest with sun through the trees
Utrecht Leidsche Rijn bus terminal with ov bike cyclist
Cyclists on the beach between Schoorl and Bergen
Couple on bikes looking out over Lauwersmeer
Cyclist on Col du VAM, Drenthe
Cyclist with sunset
Young family cycling in the dunes with sea in background Scheveningen
Two ladies on bikes in a street in Thorn
Cycling along the beach Zandvoort

Discover The Netherlands by bike

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Seven reasons to explore the Netherlands by bicycle

Discover why cycling is the best way to explore the Netherlands.

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Couple on cycling vacation through the Netherlands
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Plan a multi-day cycling holiday

Hop on your bike to explore the Netherlands with multi-day cycling holidays based on themed routes.

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Couple on bikes looking out over Lauwersmeer
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Plan your cycling daytrip

Use the cycle junction network to explore the Netherlands and find inspiration for your next daytrip.

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Everyone on a bike

Cyclists South Limburg
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Cycling climbs in the Netherlands

The Netherlands is known for being mostly flat, but we also have some great cycling climbs.

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