A vast network of bicycle paths covers the Netherlands, making it getting around by bicycle convenient and a relatively safe form of transport! Here are some good things to know about bicyling:

  • It is not required to wear a helmet.

  • It is illegal to be intoxicated while cycling. (You can lose your driver’s license.)

  • Always watch out for motorcycles and scooters.

  • New and second-hand models are widely available.

  • Those seen using their mobile phone while cycling can get a € 95 fine.

  • It is required to have your lights on when bicycling while it is dark.

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