Utrecht: Dutch Bike Cap­it­al

Utrecht is the most import­ant pub­lic trans­port hub in the Neth­er­lands, but the city also counts the highest num­ber of bike move­ments per cap­ita. 125,000 cyc­lists cross the his­tor­ic­al centre every day on their way to work, uni­ver­sity or school. An impress­ive num­ber, con­sid­er­ing that the city only counts 350,000 inhab­it­ants in total. Accord­ingly, the city has big ambi­tions for its bike infra­struc­ture. All efforts for improve­ments of pub­lic space focus on bike mobil­ity. Safety, com­fort and speed are the main pri­or­it­ies, aim­ing at a doub­ling of cyc­list num­bers by 2030.

In order to facil­it­ate inter­mod­al exchange, bike park­ing options around the Cent­ral Sta­tion have been increased. The bike lane net­work is being exten­ded with new bridges, tun­nels and fast bike lanes.

On this tour, we’ll show you bike infra­struc­ture solu­tions around the sta­tion and in the old town. We’ll vis­it vari­ous bike park­ing gar­ages and get first-hand insights on bike traffic in Utrecht.


Pro­gramme: Dutch Bike Cap­it­al

  • Explan­a­tions about the urb­an devel­op­ment of Utrecht and the devel­op­ment pro­ces of the urb­an bike lane net­work
  • Stor­age pos­ib­il­it­ies around the Cent­ral Sta­tion, incl. largest bike gar­age in the world with 13.500 places (Ect­or Hoog­stad archi­tec­ten, 2018)
  • Dafne Schip­pers­brug (NEXT Archi­tects, 2017): bike bridge lead­ing across the roof of a school build­ing
  • Return to the city centre, bike ride through the his­tor­ic centre: diverse stor­age facil­it­ies, innov­at­ive street pro­files and smart park­ing sys­tem
  • Moreelsebrug (Cepezed, 2016): 312 metre long bicycle and ped­es­tri­an bridge with integ­rated trees
  • Half-day tour
  • for groups
  • Trans­port: bike
  • Please con­tact us for a quote

Your health is our top priority! Our tours take place in the open air, with 1,50 metre safety distance between participants and max. 15 participants per guide. A user-friendly and hygienic audioguide system is available and can be used with your own headphones.