±JOIN OUR FREE NEWSLETTER
±Compare Expat Providers
±Expat Focus Partners
±Latest Financial Articles
· Moving Overseas? Tick These Items Off Your Checklist
· Expat Focus Financial Update July 2018
· Brexit Update: How to Navigate Your Money Transfers Around Political Change
· A Closer Look At Europe – Some Of The Best Cities To Move To In 2018
· Expat Focus Financial Update June 2018
· Expat Focus Financial Update May 2018
· Life Down Under – 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Living In Australia
· The Top 5 Things American Expats Need To Know When Filing US Taxes Abroad
· Expat Focus Financial Update April 2018
±A - Subscribe to Our Newsletter
Our monthly newsletter contains health and financial news, expat articles, social media recommendations and more.
±A - Join Our Community
±A - Read Our Guide
±A - Compare Quotes and Save
±A - Listen to the Podcast
±A - Expert Financial
±A - ExpatFocus Partners
CyclingBack to top Back to main Skip to menu
The Netherlands (Holland) - Cycling
By law, bicycles must have white front and red rear lights which are in working order, and fines are payable for those who fail to observe this. Cyclists are generally required to observe the same road rules as motor vehicle users, unless there is a road sign indicating otherwise.
Most cyclists use a practical, sturdy bicycle, and these can be purchased new for around €250 to €500 Euros, or second hand for about €50 to €150. Second hand bicycles are sold in shops and via online marketplaces such as marktplaats.nl, and are also often advertised in the small ads sections of newspapers and on noticeboards in newsagents and other public places, with the Dutch names for a women’s bike indicated by the term “damesfiets” and a man’s bike by the term “herenfiets.” Bicycles can be hired from railways stations on a daily basis for payment of around €6 plus a deposit of up to €100; there is also a public transportation bicycle scheme in operation in most larger towns and cities in which cycles can be rented for a reduced cost of around €2.5 per 20 hour period or for a discounted monthly fee.
Bicycles are often stolen and sold on in the Netherlands, so you should be on your guard when buying one. It is illegal to buy a stolen bike and buyers can be arrested. The theft problem also means that bikes should always be securely locked when left unattended. Most railways stations have designated cycle parking with security guards present, and this can be used for a payment of around €1 per day, or a discounted monthly fee of less than €10.
Read more about this country
Expat Health Insurance Partners
At Bupa we have been helping individuals and families live longer, healthier, happier lives for over 60 years. We are trusted by expats in 190 different countries and have links with healthcare organisations throughout the world. So whether you're moving abroad for a change of career or a change of scene, with our international private health insurance you will always be in safe hands.
Cigna has worked in international health insurance for more than 30 years. Today, Cigna has over 71 million customer relationships around the world. Looking after them is an international workforce of 31,000 people, plus a network of over 1 million hospitals, physicians, clinics and health and wellness specialists worldwide, meaning you have easy access to treatment.