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I find it difficult and expensive to park my car in many major cities. Is there a way for me to park my car easier and cheaper?
Are there any subscriptions to travel cheaper by public transport?
What is the OV-chipkaart?
How does the OV-chipkaart work?
What types of OV-chipkaart are there?
How can I find out which tram, bus or train I need and the departure times?
How can I go to the railway station or from the railway station to my destination?
It seems that everybody is biking in the Netherlands. Where can I buy a bike for myself?
I have hardly any knowledge of biking. How can I learn to bike?
Can I travel by public transport if I don't have an OV-chipkaart?
I am a student. What is the student OV-chipkaart?
What kinds of tickets are available for the train?
What is the minimum age to ride a moped in the Netherlands?
What kinds of bikes are available?
Are there any special traffic rules for cyclists?
The following laws apply specifically for cyclists:
- Cycling is not allowed on sidewalks or pedestrian-only areas
- Use hand signals when preparing to make a left or right turn. Simply put your arm out in the direction you want to turn
- It is allowed to ride alongside another bicyclist, but cycling with three people in a row is not permitted
- Bicyclists share the bike paths with snorfietsen (mopeds). Be prepared for them by cycling on the right side of the bike path so that they can pass you.
- Brommers (mopeds with a speed of maximum 45 km/hour) are no longer allowed on the bike path. They have to use then main road. Snorfietsen (mopeds with a speed of maximum 25 km/hour) are not always allowed on the bike path. Signs indicate if this applies.
- Cycling is not allowed on highways
- Tunnels may or may not be accessible for cycling. If they are, there is usually a separate bike path
- Bicycle lights are mandatory, white or yellow in the front and red in the rear. You can get a fine when cycling without lights in the dark, at dusk or in poor visibility