Dutch Cycling – for a bicycle-friendly world

Cycling may seem second nature to the Dutch, but it hasn’t always been that way.

We want to share our knowledge and expertise in all aspects of cycling so that more cities and countries around the world can experience the advantages of having cycling as a safe transport option.

The Dutch Cycling Embassy is a vast network of public and private organisations from the Netherlands who wish to share their expertise on building what supports the Dutch cycling culture to those interested.

Want to learn more about the Dutch cycling culture to help your city become more cycling-friendly? No need to reinvent the wheel!

Reach out to us and we’ll find you the perfect partner to help you with your projects!

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New digital formats:

Current circumstances call for an adapted offer of solutions for a society that faces challenges in health, prosperity, and mobility. With the current traveling constraints, making use of a digital setting lowers the entry bar.

Are you interested in hosting a conference, experiencing the Dutch cycling infrastructure and facilities, hosting a ThinkBike Workshop with local and Dutch experts or collaborating with Dutch experts on a longer project? It is all still possible, with our new digital services.

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Webinars

Digital Study Tours

Digital ThinkBike Workshops

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Latest news:

DCE Attends IAA Mobility Summit in Münich

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DCE leads delegation of Dutch organizations and entrepreneurs to the IAA Mobility Summit in Münich.

Delegation from Lyon Visits the Netherlands

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On September 12 and 13th, a delegation from the city and metropolitan region of Lyon visited the Netherlands.

'De Fietsteller' Presented to the DCE

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Cycledata's Deodaat Boer presents the DCE's Lucas Harms with 'De Fietsteller' ('Bicycle Counter') in Lisbon.

Digital Workshop in Fort Collins, Colorado

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City of Fort Collins, Colorado begins formal knowledge exchange process with the DCE and City of Enschede.

Velo-City 2021 Conference in Lisbon

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The Dutch Cycling Embassy leads delegation of Dutch experts to the 2021 Velo-City Conference in Lisbon.

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Benefits of cycling:

  • Cycling helps to improve the quality of our public space .

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    Public space will be improved by turning car parks into bike lanes and playgrounds with green areas to improve the local environment. Cycling is silent and helps to reduce traffic noise.
  • Cyclists spend more!

    Cyclists spend more!


    Cyclists shop more locally, more often and are more loyal compared to car drivers. Although cyclists spend less per visit, they spend more overall because they shop more often than people driving.
  • Bicycle use reduces CO2 footprint

    Bicycle use reduces CO2 footprint


    Compared to cars and buses, the product life cycle of a bicycle generates minimal carbon emissions.
  • Cycling improves the local air quality

    Cycling improves the local air quality
    Local air quality improves drastically when switching from cars to bicycles. Switching from car to bicycle reduces 65% NOx pollution per km travelled.
  • Cycling helps to improve the quality of our public space

    Cycling helps to improve the quality of our public space
    Public space will be improved by turning car parks into bike lanes and playgrounds with green areas to improve the local environment. Cycling is silent and helps to reduce traffic noise.
  • Riding a bicycle costs less!

    Riding a bicycle costs less!


    The annual cost of riding a bike is approx. 300 euros whereas the annual cost of driving a car is approx. 8500 euros.
  • Society benefits from an urban km travelled by bicycle

    Society benefits from an urban km travelled by bicycle
    A kilometer covered by bike yields a social benefit of 0.68 euro, whereas cars and buses cost society 0.37 and 0.29 euros per km travelled respectively.
  • Cycling helps to improve the quality of our public space .

    Cycling helps to improve the quality of our public space                                .
    Public space will be improved by turning car parks into bike lanes and playgrounds with green areas to improve the local environment. Cycling is silent and helps to reduce traffic noise.
  • Cyclists spend more!

    Cyclists spend more!


    Cyclists shop more locally, more often and are more loyal compared to car drivers. Although cyclists spend less per visit, they spend more overall because they shop more often than people driving.

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