Mobil­i­ty in the Nether­lands is char­ac­ter­ized by a strong empha­sis on sus­tain­able modes of trans­porta­tion, such as pub­lic trans­port and cycling.


Infra­struc­ture is every­where in Hol­land. In fact, the entire coun­try can be seen as one big infra­struc­tur­al project. The Nether­lands have a high­ly devel­oped bike and pub­lic trans­port infra­struc­ture. The bicy­cle is one of the most pop­u­lar modes of trans­porta­tion. In Dutch cities, bike infra­struc­ture forms a con­tin­u­ous sys­tem, per­vad­ing the entire city fab­ric and reach­ing out into the coun­try­side. The Nether­lands are renowned for their exten­sive net­works of bike lanes and bike-friend­ly infra­struc­ture, which have made cycling a safe, con­ve­nient, and attrac­tive option for peo­ple of all ages and abil­i­ties. This has not only helped to reduce car­bon emis­sions and improve air qual­i­ty, but it has also con­tributed to a more active and healthy pop­u­la­tion. The Dutch gov­ern­ment has also intro­duced sev­er­al ini­tia­tives to encour­age cycling, such as pro­vid­ing sub­si­dies for elec­tric bikes and imple­ment­ing traf­fic calm­ing mea­sures to improve safe­ty. Pub­lic trans­port is anoth­er cor­ner­stone of sus­tain­able mobil­i­ty in the Nether­lands. The coun­try has a high­ly inte­grat­ed and effi­cient pub­lic trans­port net­work that includes trains, bus­es, trams, and met­ros. On an aver­age week­day, 1,3 mil­lion peo­ple com­mute between cities by train. Accord­ing­ly, the sys­tem is so dense that it resem­bles a large-scale metro net­work. The OV-chip­kaart is a smart card that can be used on all forms of pub­lic trans­porta­tion in the Nether­lands. Find out more dur­ing one of our tours!

Mobility and Infrastructure Tours

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