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Six reasons to cycle in Holland

bikepathWhy should you come to and cycle in Holland? Because Holland is the most cycle friendly country in the world. Cycling is a way of life. And if that's not enough also because of:

1. The cycle lanes

Holland has got the best cycle lane network in the world. You can cycle on more than 19.000 kilometres of bicycles paths and lanes. It makes cycling in Holland enjoyable and safe (Holland is the fourth safest country as far as traffic concerns. Only the U.K., Sweden and Norway have lower numbers of fatalities)

bikepath on the countryside

2. The cycling routes

There are hundreds of cycling routes to enjoy a day, a week or a months of bicycle rides. By following a route you will avoid busy roads and uninteresting parts. Have a look at the where to go-section for inspiration on the subject of cycling routes.

3. The size of the country

Holland is small enough to cover in a holiday. From north to south the distance is only 350 kms, east to west it's 200 kms. On this scale you will travel through a variety of landscapes.

4. It's flat

The country offers easy cycling terrain. That makes it suitable for any cyclist, even children. Only in the far south, the province of Limburg, there are some minor hills.

5. Interesting mix of culture and nature

You'll encounter a little bit of everything in a day of cycling: nice landscape, interesting cities, small scale villages, historic buidlings....

biker on dike

6. No language problems

As long as you speak some English (or German) you'll get around fine.



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