Cycling is a tradition in Holland. People already learn cycling in their childhood. Most important is that cycling in Holland is safe. The Fietsersbond campaigns for better cycling conditions in Holland. In Holland there are many cycle paths and special lanes for cyclists. Besides that motorists are aware of cyclists. An advantage is that distances are short and the land is flat. This makes cycling fun, so enjoy scenery in Holland and rent a bike!
Bicycles can be rented in most cities, large train stations and near many touristic places in Holland. The costs for renting a bicycle usually are about €10,- a day. Inform at the tourist information (VVV) about touristic cycle routes. Usually the tourist information has maps or you can buy a small booklet with cycle routes. Cycle routes are marked along the road with white signs with a number in green letters. White signs with red letters show distances and directions to villages. It also is possible to attend organized cycle tours in Holland.
Parking your bicycle is possible everywhere as long as there is not a sign that it is forbidden. In cities in Holland there frequently are guarded sheds where you can park bicycles for a small fee. Always lock your bicycle!