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The Dutch and their Bicycles

In the Netherlands, the average age that kids learn to cycle is around five years, with many three-year-olds already knowing how to ride their bicycle! These kids go to school on their very own bicycle, often gifted as a birthday or graduation present. Also our royal family cycles; just like other kids princesses Amalia, Ariana and Alexia use their bikes to go to (public) school. Not matter how much it rains, snows, hails or how strong the wind is, or any other type of weather for that matter, the Dutch go through it all. On their bicycles. How did the Netherlands become the cycling country of Europe and maybe even of the world? In the 19th century, when the two-wheeler...

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