The Netherlands is flooded with fietsen (bicycles). There are more bikes than people apparently! It is a very efficient means of transportation especially since most of the country is flat. Cyclists have priority over pedestrians and usually even automobiles. Helmets are not worn because the people feel they are unnecessary. Even children are allowed to ride the bike paths without headgear. High cyclist population is a large factor accounting to the low national obesity rate.


A bicycle storage area in downtown Amsterdam photographed on day 1: a real eye-opener for a Toronto student


Bikes were attached to most available railings lining the canals


Biking in Hoge Veluwe Park was child’s play


Which one to choose? So much choice


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