We are a South African born, Australian couple, taking a year off to travel and cycle tour through Europe. We happened upon cycling as a means of transport – allowing us to stay healthy (while consuming large quantities of cheese and wine), see a lot more of the countryside and hopefully save a few pennies. …
Despite the wind, the rain and the cold, cycling in Holland was an incredible adventure. The cycling infrastructure and the numbered cycle route system make it a very enjoyable experience. The Dutch people were both friendly and helpful and we felt welcomed in this windy and wet country!
A favourite pastime in Amsterdam was to simply wander along the canals, imagining the lives of the people living in the lavish houses along its banks.
We both agreed, that if for some reason we had to go home after this week, we would remember it for the rest of our lives.