Thursday, 29 January 2015

Dutch bicycles

One of the things I miss most about the Netherlands is the way cycling is part of everyday life. In Holland everyone rides everywhere; to work, school, the shops, the gym (without wearing a helmet, too), and therefore you see bikes everywhere. During our holiday I took lots of photos of bicycles - here are my favourite pics. Bicycles are so photogenic, don't you think?


Lynda Halliger Otvos (Lynda M O) said...

Is there no need to lock bicycles in the Netherlands? We here in the San Francisco Bay Area (major metropolitan area 6 million population) a bicycle left for even a moment or two-literally-it will be gone. It happened again just yesterday to my neighbor. It's a scourge and a serious problem here. We've had every bike we've purchased stolen except the last one and we donated that to a family who need it more than we do.

I love the pictures of all the different colored bikes and the personalizations on them are so unique. Thanks for sharing, Linda.

Heleen said...

Great pictures, Linda!

It looks as if they're not locked, but sure, Lynda, bicycles need to be locked in the Netherlands, too. At least in/near the larger cities bike theft occurs too often, alas.

By the way, where I am living now, many young people have a crate in front, which sometimes causes problems when parking the bike in the bicycle shed, as all these bikes are too broad :-)