Six reasons to cycle in Holland
Why 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)
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....
6. No language problems
As long as you speak some English (or German) you'll get around fine.