Enjoy the Bike-Friendly City
In the land of many bikes, Utrecht is no exception to the prevalence of cyclists and cycling infrastructure. The average number of bike trips in the city every day is 125,000 and 60 percent of traffic to the city center is from cyclists compared to cars. So, while you’re visiting the Netherland’s fastest growing city, checking out a bike rental in Utrecht is the way to go. With so many bike paths from Oudegracht canal to Dom Tower and even more in city center to de Haar Castle’s historic neighborhood, biking Utrecht is a great option for visitors. Locals enjoy the bike-friendly city year round with 98 percent of households owning at least one bike. The also spends an average of $55 million on improving cycling infrastructure leading to an overall reduction in air pollution, healthcare costs, and car traffic related deaths.
Cruise Around Utrecht on a Bike Rental
Travel like the locals with a two-wheel thrill. From the newly-trending kick bike rentals to good old fashioned pedaling bikes, there’s no wrong way to explore Utrecht’s bike paths. A great place to start is along Oudegracht canal in city center, which was built in the 12th century. You can make your way to Stadhuisbrug, a bridge over the canal built in 1547 which now serves as a plaza with shops and street performers. This space was once the site of city proclamations and is definitely worth a visit. If you’re wanting to escape the city, heading out to Nationaal Park Utrechtse Heuvelrug is about an hour ride outside of the city and hosts magnificent natural wonders.
Book your next Utrecht bike rental online today!