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Roads and traffic

The main roads in Holland are very busy. That makes them not very enjoyable for cycling, although they do have separate cycle lanes. Cycling along these roads is safe, but we don't recommend it. Much nicer are the special bicycle lanes, far away from motorised traffic.

quiet bikelanes

The easiest way to find the bicycle lanes is to follow signposted routes. They avoid the busy roads. Read more about it in the Where to go- section.

In the cities traffic is dense. Dutch cyclists are notorious for ignoring all traffic rules, especially waiting for red traffic lights. You'd better not follow their example.

signpost for cyclists
signpost for cyclists

signpost for cyclists with alternative route
signpost for cyclists, with alternative route in green


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