Monday, 14 March 2011

Cycling in the Netherlands

We managed to get a few days holiday so caught the Hull to Zeebrugge ferry on Saturday.  We loaded up the Roomster, which is more like a van once all the seats are lifted out. 

We had one night in a Amsterdam Hotel which was a total rip off as regards price.  We were amazed at the number of bikes.  The next view shows the bikes parked outside Amstel station.

We abandoned Amsterdam. Looking at the map of the Netherlands we could see a large National Park north of Arnhem so we booked into the Postillion just out of town and the next day cycled the incredible network of cycle tracks.  These are followed with a numbering system and strategically placed maps.

Some of the routes are roadside, some are tar surfaced and some in the Park were unpaved.  But if you're into cycling the Netherlands is geared up for it.

And we didn't see any tulips.