Netherlands is a beautiful country with ample of opportunities to plan a fully packed itinerary. Whether you are interested in history, architecture, a food lover or fascinated by art and culture, there is something for everyone.Continue reading “10 TOURISTY THINGS I DID IN THE NETHERLANDS”
A bicycle in Dutch language is known as “Fiets” and a cyclist is referred as a “Fietser”. I can’t describe how beautiful the country of Netherlands is and how deeply cycling is penetrated in the country. No wonder, they have earned a title of “Fiets Paradise” and offer the best cycling experience in the world.Continue reading “MY EXPERIENCE OF CYCLING IN THE FIETS PARADISE”
I have been following the Dutch Cycling Culture from the last five years and always thought that someday I will visit the cycling paradise. After six months of meticulous planning, finally I visited the Netherlands in June 2023. Since I had planned my trip in advance, I emailed some of the important people in the cycling industry and secured an appointment with them.Continue reading “EIGHT EMINENT PEOPLE I MET IN THE NETHERLANDS”
Dr. Viswanathan Iyer has recently been appointed as the new Bicycle Mayor of Mumbai by BYCS – a non-profit organization based in Amsterdam. He is a brain and spine surgeon by profession. He has been cycling since 2011 and uses his cycle to commute to his clinic and hospitals very often. He was the T-ward bicycle councilor for “Cycle Chala City Bacha” (ride a bicycle and save the city) and conducted many cycling promotion activities. He can speak multiple languages and that helps him connect with many people. He dreams of the day when maximum Indians will cycle to work!Continue reading “MUMBAI GETS A NEW BICYCLE MAYOR”
Movement is co-authored by a Journalist Thalia Verkade and Social Scientist Marco te Brommelstroet an urban planning expert at the University of Amsterdam popularly known as the fietsprofessor on social media.
Movement raises critical questions about how our streets are designed and how they can be made better in terms of sustainability, liveability and safety for all.Continue reading “MOVEMENT: HOW TO TAKE BACK OUR STREETS AND TRANSFORM OUR LIVES”
One morning during my interaction with Alan – a cycling buddy, I was informed that he is totally dissatisfied with his new bicycle. He ended up using a rented bicycle despite owning one.Continue reading “WHY DUTCH BICYCLES ARE THE MOST PRACTICAL IN THE WORLD”
It is impressive to know that the world’s biggest outdoor birthday party is held on the ‘Kings Day’ in the Netherlands. Kings Day marks the birthday of the King Willem-Alexander and observed as a national holiday on the 27th April.
Celebrations include concerts and special events in public spaces, particularly in Amsterdam. The festivities are organized by local associations called ‘Orange Committees’.Continue reading “CYCLING IN AMSTERDAM ON KINGS DAY”
Together We Cycle is a documentary film written and directed by Gertjan Hulster and produced under his banner Nieuw & Verbeterd production based in Harleem, Netherlands.Continue reading “TOGETHER WE CYCLE – A PERSPECTIVE ON CYCLING IN NETHERLANDS”
Cycling is an art and science that resolves everyday life problems of urban cities. Millions of people around the globe use this machine daily for their mobility needs. Cycling involves many interesting narratives of society worth understanding. However, so far limited attention was paid to structure the study of cycling and present it in a consolidated academic form. Continue reading “UNRAVELING THE CYCLING CITY: WORLD’S 1ST ACADEMIC ONLINE COURSE”