Bicycle Touring In The Netherlands

Dutch WindmillHot off the press: Transitions Abroad has just published an article by yours truly on bicycle touring in the Netherlands.

It gives tips on some of my favourite places to cycle in this country: the Hoge Veluwe national park (near Utrecht), the North Sea cycle route and wonderful Friesland, in the north of the Netherlands, as well as plenty of useful links and tips if you’re planning to cycle here. Check it out.

Had I been writing the article now, I might have added a destination to my list of favourite places: the Green Heart of Holland.

We spent a day exploring this area, around the town of Gouda (yes, the one famous for its cheese) and not far from Rotterdam. We loved the picturesque scenery, canals and tea gardens. Here’s a slideshow, to entice you over here for a ride.