Dutch Cycling – for a bicycle-friendly world

Do you want more cyclists in your city? There is no need to reinvent the wheel.

Cycling might seem second nature to the Dutch but it hasn’t always been that way. We want to share our knowledge and expertise in all aspects of cycling so that more cities and countries around the world can experience the advantages of cycling.

Latest news:

#WorldBicycleDay Social Media Campaign

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June 3rd is the third annual "World Bicycle Day". To mark the occasion, we're hosting a social media campaign!

DCE Joins California eConsulate Webinar

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DCE Director Lucas Harms joins webinar organized by the Netherlands Consulate in San Francisco.

Dutch Cycling Vision Now Available in Arabic

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The Dutch Cycling Embassy is proud to announce the release of the Arabic version of the Dutch Cycling Vision.

Dutch Cycling Embassy at Digital WorldBike

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Dutch Cycling Embassy participates in the world's first virtual cycling conference: Digital WorldBike 2020.

Measures to Contain Spread of COVID-19

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Dutch Cycling Embassy enacts a series of measures over the coming weeks to contain the spread of COVID-19.

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Benefits of cycling:

  • Cycling helps to improve the quality of our public space .

    Cycling helps to improve the quality of our public space                                .
    Public space will be improved by turning car parks into bike lanes and playgrounds with green areas to improve the local environment. Cycling is silent and helps to reduce traffic noise.
  • Cyclists spend more!

    Cyclists spend more!


    Cyclists shop more locally, more often and are more loyal compared to car drivers. Although cyclists spend less per visit, they spend more overall because they shop more often than people driving.
  • Bicycle use reduces CO2 footprint

    Bicycle use reduces CO2 footprint


    Compared to cars and buses, the product life cycle of a bicycle generates minimal carbon emissions.
  • Cycling improves the local air quality

    Cycling improves the local air quality
    Local air quality improves drastically when switching from cars to bicycles. Switching from car to bicycle reduces 65% NOx pollution per km travelled.
  • Cycling helps to improve the quality of our public space

    Cycling helps to improve the quality of our public space
    Public space will be improved by turning car parks into bike lanes and playgrounds with green areas to improve the local environment. Cycling is silent and helps to reduce traffic noise.
  • Riding a bicycle costs less!

    Riding a bicycle costs less!


    The annual cost of riding a bike is approx. 300 euros whereas the annual cost of driving a car is approx. 8500 euros.
  • Society benefits from an urban km travelled by bicycle

    Society benefits from an urban km travelled by bicycle
    A kilometer covered by bike yields a social benefit of 0.68 euro, whereas cars and buses cost society 0.37 and 0.29 euros per km travelled respectively.
  • Cycling helps to improve the quality of our public space .

    Cycling helps to improve the quality of our public space                                .
    Public space will be improved by turning car parks into bike lanes and playgrounds with green areas to improve the local environment. Cycling is silent and helps to reduce traffic noise.
  • Cyclists spend more!

    Cyclists spend more!


    Cyclists shop more locally, more often and are more loyal compared to car drivers. Although cyclists spend less per visit, they spend more overall because they shop more often than people driving.

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