The Netherlands are a country of biking, plain and simple. Using an average 1.3 bikes per citizen, we undertake 4.5 billion trips per years (give or take a few), adding up to 15 billion kilometer – an average of 880km per year for each individual.
It is for this reason that the Netherlands is one of the few countries in the world, where biking is so regulated.
Bike paths – mostly visible by their red colouring – are found everywhere. There are also dedicated bike streets and even bike “highways” (for instance between Nijmegen and Arnhem). These streets are planned to minimize the amount of crossings and increase their safety and clarity. All this serves to facilitate cyclists as much as possible.