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Holland (all)

This page lists all reports that for Holland including those that involve other countries too.
Click here for a list of reports that involve only Holland.
All descriptions are in English, unless otherwise noted.

Tours (continued)

Bicycle trip along the river Rhine
by Lenore Kennedy, tour started 1997

This is a five week odyssey roughly following the Rhine River from its source in Switzerland to its junction with the Moselle River at Koblenz in Germany, with a little bit of the Netherlands tacked on for good measure. The original plan was to follow the Rhine from its source all the way to the North Sea, but, as they say, the best laid plans of mice and men... This is more a socio-historico-geographico-meteorological report on European holiday I never thought to experience - coming from Down Under, Europe is a distant ream for the average person.

A beautiful report, full of vivid details and useful information, and very nicely illustrated.

See all 2 reports by Lenore Kennedy

Fietsreis van Rotterdam naar Kaapstad / Bicycle Trip from Rotterdam to Capetown
by Edward van den Heuvel and Barbera van Gerrevink, tour started July 1995
language: nl

Tussen juli 1995 en december 1996 hebben wij een fietsreis gemaakt van Rotterdam naar Kaapstad. Op deze reis hebben we door twintig landen gefietst in Europa, het Midden Oosten en Afrika. In anderhalf jaar tijd hebben we een afstand van ruim 20.000 kilometer afgelegd. Op deze internet-site kun je enkele verhalen over deze reis lezen en de mooiste van onze honderden foto's bekijken.

by Mike Vermeulen, tour started June 1993
Europe: Holland

Mike's site hosts reports of his other non-European tours: These trips range in distance from 355 miles (Hawaii) to 6089 miles (Canada) and in time from a week to three months.

See all 4 reports by Mike Vermeulen

Radweg 1 Holland - Höxter
by Martin Wittram, tour started May 1993
language: de

See all 27 reports by Martin Wittram

Noord Holland and Friesland '91
by Stefano Lugli, tour started 1991
Europe: Holland
language: it

Giro cicloturistico di 10 giorni nelle pianeggianti regioni del Noord Holland e della Frisia. Un itinerario alternativo ai classici tours dei Paesi Bassi.

See all 10 reports by Stefano Lugli

Paris - Leer 1985
by Martin Wittram, tour started 1985
language: de

See all 27 reports by Martin Wittram

The Mountain Site
by Jan Jans

A huge collection of altitude profiles of cols and climbs.

Two Wheels... 6000 Miles... Circumnavigating The Baltic Sea
by Michael Hanes

Cycle touring is an excellent way to see the world. It's fast enough to cover great distances, yet slow enough to take everything in. This years ride aims to raise money for UK registered charity Motivation.

Lofoten Islands in Norway, Moskenesoy
Internationale Hanze Fietsroute
by Michael Wannet
Europe: Germany, Holland
language: nl

Describes a 3000km route joining the cities of the Hanseatic League.

Cycle Odyssey home page
by John and Daniel Gould

On these pages we will show you the cycling pursuits of John and Daniel Gould (from Australia) and our friend Peter (from Japan).Our challenge will be to ride from London to Istanbul through 12 countries in 2 months while having a great time and seeing the sights. Peter should be there to Italy and then its just 2 unless anyone else wants to join us. For father and son John and Daniel the quest will also try to raise money for Odyssey House.

Holland, Normandie, Bretagne
by Thomas Driemeyer
Europe: France, Holland, Belgium

Many of the towns in the Normandie have unusually large cathedrals. Eu was no exception. The cathedral is built on a hill. There is a youth hostel built into the base of the hill under the cathedral. It was more expensive than average (FF 93) but definitely worth the price. The picture to the right shows the hallway leading to the rooms, each with a vaulted ceiling and its own bathroom. Recommended.

See all 20 reports by Thomas Driemeyer

Trip report LF4/R1/Weser (Holland-Germany)
by Minko Oh
Europe: Holland, Germany
language: en, nl

Nicely illustrated. After picking up Yvonne, who's joining me on this trip, our first goal is to follow Landelijke Fietsroute (LF) 4. This is a sign posted bicycle route through the Middle of the Netherlands. The LF4 ends at the border and continues in Germany as Radweg 1 (R1). The R1 is a 275 km long sign posted route, starting at the Dutch border and ending in Hoxter on the Weser river (roughly between Hannover and Kassel).

See all 8 reports by Minko Oh


My favorite MTB-track
by Rob C. Coenders, tour started 1995
Europe: Holland
Mountain Biking in the Netherlands
by Arno Vos, tour started 1994
Europe: Holland


Fahrrad Reisen / Bicycle Touring
by camino10, , submitted 13 June 2010
language: de, en

Travelogues, trip reports and travel photography: Crossing the Rocky Mountains in Canada and the Sierra Madre Mountain Range in Mexico, along the Mediterranean coast of Italy, France and Spain, bike tour to ancient Greece and Turkey, Island hopping in Mallorca, Corsica and Crete, Trans Alps Bike Tour

Reiseberichte und Tourenberichte von Fahrrad Reisen durch die Rocky Mountains in Kanada und die Sierra Madre in Mexiko, entlang der Mittelmeer Küste von Italien, Frankreich und Spanien, Veloreise bis Griechenland und die Türkei, klassischer Donau-Radweg und Elbe-Radweg, Radtouren auf den Inseln Mallorca, Korsika und Kreta, Trans Alps Bike Tour.

See all 10 reports by camino10

Danube River Bike Tour
Fietsen (punt) Eén Twee Drie
Europe: Belgium, Holland
language: nl

Welkom op de fietswebsite voor Amersfoort, Nederland, België en Wereldwijd! Dit is de (eerste) website voor fietsliefhebbers, die op zoek zijn naar mooie fietsroutes rond Amersfoort, in Nederland, in Belgi en Wereldwijd. Met de unieke 1-2-3 formule: 1. zoeken 2. printen en 3. fietsen!

Reiseberichte Wittram Braunschweig
by Martin Wittram
language: de, en

A large list of cycle tours, 30 at the last count. Most are in Germany, but others go all over central and northern Europe. See the overview page. English translations are available for all pages.

See all 27 reports by Martin Wittram

Zwei Räder für's Leben (Stord, Norwegen)
by Karl Brodowsky
language: de

A massive travel site, this guy has been everywhere.

Hier finden sich einige deutschsprachige Reiseberichte von Fahrradtouren, die hoffentlich unterhaltsam und informativ sind, aber auch vielleicht die eine oder andere Anregung für Leute geben, die selber einmal so etwas machen wollen. Für englischsprachige Radtourenberichte habe ich hier auch einen Anfang gemacht, ebenso für schwedischsprachige Radtourenberichte, wobei noch ein bißchen auf norwegisch und dänisch dabei ist, aber diese drei skaninavischen Sprachen sind so ähnlich, daß man entweder alle drei ein bißchen lesen kann oder eben keine davon.

See all 16 reports by Karl Brodowsky

Cycling info pages

Bicycles - World's Most Efficient Means of Transport
by Hostelio, , submitted 2 September 2009

Man on a bicycle can go three or four times faster than the pedestrian, but uses five times less energy in the process. He carries one gram of his weight over a kilometer of flat road at an expense of only 0.15 calories. The bicycle is the perfect transducer to match man's metabolic energy to the impedance of locomotion. Equipped with this tool, man outstrips the efficiency of not only all machines but all other animals as well. [...]

Bicycles are not only thermodynamically efficient, they are also cheap. With his much lower salary, the Chinese acquires his durable bicycle in a fraction of the working hours an American devotes to the purchase of his obsolescent car. The cost of public utilities needed to facilitate bicycle traffic versus the price of an infrastructure tailored to high speeds is proportionately even less than the price differential of the vehicles used in the two systems. In the bicycle system, engineered roads are necessary only at certain points of dense traffic, and people who live far from the surfaced path are not thereby automatically isolated as they would be if they depended on cars or trains. The bicycle has extended man's radius without shunting him onto roads he cannot walk. Where he cannot ride his bike, he can usually push it.

The bicycle also uses little space. Eighteen bikes can be parked in the place of one car, thirty of them can move along in the space devoured by a single automobile. It takes three lanes of a given size to move 40,000 people across a bridge in one hour by using automated trains, four to move them on buses, twelve to move them in their cars, and only two lanes for them to pedal across on bicycles. Of all these vehicles, only the bicycle really allows people to go from door to door without walking. The cyclist can reach new destinations of his choice without his tool creating new locations from which he is barred. [...]

Nieuws en achtergronden wielrennen
by s smit, , submitted 28 January 2007
Holland, Belgium: Holland, Belgium
language: nl

Wielerlinks NL is a portalsite for road cycling in the Netherlands and Belgium. The site contains news, background information and lots of links.

Wielerlinks is een portaalsite voor wielrennen in Nederland en België. De site bevat nieuws, achtergrondinformatie en vele links over wielrennen.

The Twizi hostel directory - the cheapest places to stay on the planet
by Patrick Sexton, , submitted 6 January 2007

[The author travels around the world and reviews hostels, and has built up a large hostel directory.]

What are hostels?

The quickest answer I can give to you is that hostels are budget accommodations where you share a room with other travelers. To be more specific though and to give you a better idea of what to expect I will say that a hostel room is like a hotel room but instead of being just one bed there are a couple (or a few) bunk beds. There are also (gasp!) other people. People you do not know! These other people are travelers who are most likely very much like you in the sense that they are exploring and traveling and doing it as absolutely cheaply as possible. Hostels have been around a long long time. There are over 20,000 of them around the world. Hostels are very much a part of the culture of Europe, and are starting to be known in the USA as well. Hostels are a cheaper way of staying in a city where you do not live.

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Amsterdam - City of Bikes
by Scott Munn,
Europe: Holland

Then we saw the bikes. My God, the bikes.

How can I describe them? Should I even try? Well, why not. They were just normal bikes, after all. A bit clunky-looking. Fat and heavy, but not in a judgmental way. After all, they weren't meant for racing. They were meant for lumbering over cobblestones and kerbs and dumbstruck pedestrian tourists and tram tracks and probably along the bottoms of canals, should the need arise.

And they. Were. Everywhere. Even the city aquarium had one in a display tank, dangling like bait above a couple of uninterested fish, and graphically proving, to me at least, that the saying ``A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle'' really means something, at least to fish.

Getting to Schiphol from Amsterdam
by Andy Thornley,
Europe: Holland

See all 2 reports by Andy Thornley

Cycling in the Netherlands
by James Mackay,
Europe: Holland

Provisions for bicycling in Netherlands presents an inspiring ``alternate reality'' to what is found in the United States. While not a complete utopia, bicyclists' needs are routinely accommodated in a culture that recognizes human-powered transportation as a legitimate mode.

Fietspad langs de digitale snelweg
Europe: Holland
language: nl

Bicycle path along the digital highway, mostly in Dutch. Fairly offensive advertising.

De Nederlandse FietsFAQ
Europe: Holland
language: nl

De Vraagbaak - Hier antwoorden op de meest gestelde vragen, tests en honderden adviezen van andere fietsers. U kunt ook zelf een nieuwe vraag stellen of antwoord geven. Fietsrouteplanner, Hippe bakfietsen, Slotentest, Fietsenwinkels.

Cycling in the Netherlands
by Bas van Oudheusden
Europe: Holland

Viewed from the saddle: some selected info for foreigners considering a cycling trip in or through the Netherlands, to get an idea of cycling life overhere.

See all 2 reports by Bas van Oudheusden

Travel with Bicycles (Air/Rail/Other)
by Andy Thornley
Europe: Holland

This website is a personal, non-commercial attempt to make available the experience of hundreds of individual bicycle tourists who travel some distance to get to a place for their tour. Either we travel with our bikes or we rent bikes when we arrive. We take airlines, trains, buses, or ferries.

See all 2 reports by Andy Thornley

Amsterdam Cycle Routes
by Paul Treanor
Europe: Holland

These are not tourist or recreational cycle routes. They might be interesting for students in in urban planning, architecture, geography, and landscape history.

  • Amsterdam Cycle Route 2: Spaarndam/Velserbroek: heritage+suburban landscape. Ancient sea defences embedded in a peri-urban landscape where farming is giving way to new housing and golf courses: a typical VINEX landscape, with older settlements heritage-ised.
  • Amsterdam Cycle Route 3: dune villas, ruins, and infrastructure The narrow strip of lands just behind the dunes has the oldest continuous habitation: a few traces remain. The dunes are suburbanised since the 19-th century, and cut through by the sea lock complex at IJmuiden into the North Sea Canal.
Rec.Travel Library: The Netherlands
Europe: Holland
Travelling to Holland
Europe: Holland

Biking Netherlands - Top biking Netherlands Resources.

Fietsen Eén Twee Drie
Europe: Holland

Welkom op de fietswebsite voor Amersfoort, Nederland, België en Wereldwijd! Dit is de (eerste) website voor fietsliefhebbers, die op zoek zijn naar mooie fietsroutes rond Amersfoort, in Nederland, in Belgi en Wereldwijd. Met de unieke 1-2-3 formule: 1. zoeken 2. printen en 3. fietsen!

Organizations and clubs

The North Sea Cycle Route
language: en, nl, de, no, se, dk

The North Sea Cycle Route: 6000 kilometres of fascinating adventure await you. Explore a wealth of cities and villages, beaches and farms, lowlands and uplands, cliff paths and byways - all without fear of getting lost - just keep on for long enough and you'll return to your starting point.

The world's longest signed international cycle route encircles the North Sea, passing through no fewer than 7 countries: the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Scotland and England. From Harwich and Hoek van Holland in the south to Bergen and the Shetland Islands in the north.

What you don't manage this year will wait till next year, or the year after - the North Sea Cycle Route will be there for you whenever you are ready. Choose one convenient section at a time, linked by the many North Sea ferries sailing out of major ports such as Amsterdam, Hamburg, Esbjerg, Göteborg, Bergen and Newcastle.

This online guide will provide you with all the information you need before you start to pack your bags. Naturally, you are also more than welcome to contact the local tourist information offices, which can supply additional details of the attractions, events and accommodation in their area.

Welcome to a fantastic cycle tour around the North Sea - just jump on your bike.

Europe is small: London/Paris to Eindhoven
by Wieler Touring Club Café Wilhelmina
Europe: Holland, UK, France
language: nl, en

De meeste internationale hoofdsteden yijn binnen 24 uur vanaf Eindhoven te fietsen. Op onze homepage vindt u vetenswaardigheden over de nog nooit vertoonde monsterrit van Londen naar Eindhoven.

See all 2 reports by Wieler Touring Club Café Wilhelmina

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