Spring / Summer Cycling in the Netherlands

Want to make the most out of the bicycle season? Here are some tips and ideas to enjoy the National Bicycle Month (Meimaand Fietsmaand) and the famous National Cycling Day that takes place in May!

Safety first

The fact that you have to be aware and bike safely during Dutch winter doesn't mean that cycling in the Netherlands gets easier during Spring and Summer, at least not in terms of safety.

Good weather brings more traffic and since Amsterdam is the most bicycle-friendly city in the world, cycling in the city can be hectic, especially for newcomers. 

If your bike was stored (or at least not used often) during winter, make sure it is stil in good condition.

How? Before you head out:
› Make sure the tires are all properly inflated
Clean and lubricate the chains with grease for bicycles
Make sure all nuts and bolts are tight. If necessary, replace the rusty ones
Check if the brakes and lights are still functioning well

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Useful cycling links

 English to Dutch cycling dictionary
› Useful links about cycling in the Netherlands

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