For once a cliché is 150% true: the Dutchies bike! And most of them have more than one bike at home. And let’s be honest, it’s just the easiest way to get around if you live in the Netherlands. Therefore, it is about time you get a bike as well. Make sure you buy it second hand since there is a likely chance it will be stolen someday. If you keep your eyes open, there are a lot of bike shops around, where you’ll find bikes between €60 and €100. Go for a test ride and make sure the bike is comfortable, and off you go. Make sure you buy a good lock as well and always try to attach the bike to something like a lamppost if you lock it.

Another possibility is a pretty popular Swap fiets, which are available in most cities in the Netherlands. It works with a monthly subscription. You’ll pay a monthly fee and are guaranteed a bike even when it breaks or gets stolen (own contribution).

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