If you like traffic-free cycling and you even fancy a cycling holiday overseas there is only one destination that will make you feel completely relaxed on your bike. The Netherlands is not only flat, it is also well known for its extensive network of more than 25,000 miles (!) of traffic-free cycle routes, most of them in excellent condition. It is great to explore this small country beyond the clichés of Amsterdam, clogs and windmills; you won't be disappointed!
You can do the Dutch cycling experience completely at your own leisure with our Cyclist’s Paradise Guide Book. The book contains over 700 kms (430 miles) of high quality cycling routes with full route descriptions, high profile mapping, insider visitor information and accommodation suggestions. Extensive sections about Dutch cycling culture and all those special cycling-friendly traffic rules are also included, as is concise travel information regarding arrivals at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or any international Dutch ferry terminal. More information about the routes and what you’ll see on the way can be found at the designated website www.cyclinginholland.com.
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Anyone can cycle in The Netherlands! Cycling on the Dutch flat terrain is extremely pleasant and on the flat most people easily cycle 10 miles per hour. Cycling in The Netherlands is especially recommended for children as the Dutch cycle path infrastructure seems to be made for them! Children love the Dutch cycle ways with their own road markings and traffic signs. Nevertheless, they have to be mentally and physically prepared to cycle in bad weather too!
You can use all types of bicycles in The Netherlands. Even gravel routes are of such a high quality that they can carry racing bicycles with narrow tyres with no problems. Dutch bike hires offers various Dutch on-road bicycles with comfortable saddles, hand brakes and at least 3 speeds (you won't need more!). Note it is not possible to rent a helmet as the use of helmets in The Netherlands is largely unknown; if you wish to wear one please bring your own.
By ferry: The UK has direct ferry links with The Netherlands from Harwich, Hull
and Newcastle. These crossings take at least 6 hours, so a night crossing is recommended, as you’ll travel while you sleep. The advantage of travelling by ferry is that you can bring your own bicycles, so you can start cycling straight away on arrival. The guidebook contains cycle routes from all main Dutch ferry ports, so don’t bother bringing your car on the ferry. It is cheapest and easiest to leave your vehicle behind at the UK ferry terminal.
By train: If you travel from continental Europe we recommend to travel by train, as Dutch main roads are heavily congested and parking fees are at an all time high. The main international train links are Amsterdam - Hannover - Berlin, Amsterdam - Cologne - Frankfurt and Amsterdam - Antwerp - Brussels - Paris. If you wish to bring your own bike you’ll need to make reservations. There are also various other regional train links with Germany and Belgium.
By plane: If you travel from further afield and you wish to fly, we recommend flying to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, the main flying hub in The Netherlands. The book contains travel information on how to travel from the airport to our cycle routes and where you can obtain rental bikes.