Win a copy of The Cycling Paradise
IamExpat, together with HollandBooks.nl is offering three copies of The Cycling Paradise, a newly-released book that explores the ins and outs of cycling in the Netherlands, including cycling routes!
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The Netherlands is the cycling paradise!
With its flat countryside, stunning nature parks, green meadows, canalside paths, seaside vistas and cyclist-friendly villages and cities, it is no wonder that the Netherlands has more bicycles than inhabitants.
Peter de Lange – a bicycle enthusiast who knows the bicycle routes through the country like the back of his hand – has created a book that not only explains how cycling became an intrinsic part of Dutch culture but also makes it impossible for those who did not grow up on spokes and saddles to resist the urge to join the locals – from primary school children to prime ministers – on the more than 37,000 kilometres of bicycle paths that criss-cross the country.
Bicycles are for everyone
In the Netherlands, bicycles are for everyone – tall people, small people, people with physical challenges, racing enthusiasts – and they are welcome everywhere; ranging from Veluwe National Park, where you can pick up a bicycle for free to roam its extensive woodlands and heaths; to "fietscafés", where you can meet people who share your passion; to the foundation Vrienden op de Fiets, which offers a network of cheap and welcoming places throughout the country to spend the night, exclusively for cyclists and hikers.
Throughout the book, you are treated to a feast of photographs showcasing the beloved wheels of the Dutch, while forty pages are dedicated to a selection of the most beautiful cycling routes in the Netherlands, ready and waiting for you to explore!
Photo: Bas de Meijer
Enter to win or buy a copy
Enter the giveaway to be in with a chance of winning a free copy! If you don't win and would like a copy, The Cycling Paradise is available through bookshops, HollandBooks.nl, www.bol.com and Amazon.
Photo: Bas de Meijer
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