Posts Tagged ‘Netherlands’

New video shows why Holland is cool

Posted on May 17th, 2013 by Laura Byrne Paquet

It’s rare that I post a link to a promotional video here, but this new one from Visit Holland so perfectly encapsulates all the reasons why I love the Netherlands that I had to share. It has it all: cycling, funky shops, great food, great art–even a cool soundtrack. Enjoy!

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Dreaming of cargo bikes

Posted on June 12th, 2011 by Laura Byrne Paquet

An article in yesterday’s Ottawa Citizen got me dreaming, yet again, about cargo bikes. I’ll be the first to admit that these vehicles are, as the Citizen story put it, the minivans of bikes. You’ll probably never see Lance Armstrong riding one. I’m sure the Lycra-and-Power-Bar crew at any cool cycling shop would laugh at […]

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VIDEO: Bikes rule in the Netherlands

Posted on November 19th, 2009 by Laura Byrne Paquet

I just got back from a European trip that included two stops in the Netherlands. And, once again, I’ve found myself captivated by Dutch cycling culture. Not only are there dedicated bike paths just about everywhere; there are also huge bike garages at many railway stations, where you can have a mechanic tune up your […]

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