This factsheet is a joint publication from KiM Netherlands Institute for Transport Policy Analysis and the National institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), commissioned by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management and the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport. Additional input was provided by the Dutch Cycling Embassy and Hugo Cycling.

This factsheets describes:

  • Netherlands the unrivalled number one cycling nation
  • Cycling is a crucial part of daily physical activity in the Netherlands
  • Examples of how cycling is implemented in Dutch society
  • What cycling brings to society