Bikes in the Netherlands Are Different From the Ones in Other Countries
If you’ve ever spent any time in the Netherlands, you probably realized pretty quickly that there are bikes EVERYWHERE.
And it turns out that the bikes in the Netherlands are different from the ones in the U.S. and Canada. Dutch-style bikes are known as Omafiets, or “grandma bicycles.” The main reason these bikes are so common in the Netherlands is because in that country, as opposed to others, bicycles are seen as a tool for everyday transportation, as opposed to sport and exercise.
Dutch-style bikes are upright and are designed for comfort so people can wear their work clothes while they ride, run errands, and even take their kids to school.
Watch the video above to get more details about what makes these bikes unique to the Netherlands.
This video was produced by Not Just Bikes.