Dutch bikes are superior, here’s why (VIDEO INSIDE)

What makes them special? 🚲

It’s no secret that Dutchies have a thing for cycling. Their love of bikes is no fling — they’ve successfully established a world-renowned biking society, powered by none but their superior fietsen.

They bike drunk (or drink while at it), they cycle in the rain, they chuck their kids on the front or back, and even fight fires on two wheels — dare we call it Dutch witchcraft! 🪄

But how do they do it all? Well, they’ve mastered the art of bike building.

Why Dutch bikes are better

It turns out that what really helps the Dutch in their two-wheeled endeavours is the construction of one of the most common Dutch bikes, a.k.a. the mighty omafiets.

So-called “grandma” bicycles are not only low-maintenance but also provide the ultimate comfort to their users.

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The best way of getting from A to Z! Image: Depositphotos

Why are they called omafiets, you ask? 💡

Well, that name actually only came into use in the 1970s as a reference to the old-fashioned style of the bikes. Essentially, a grandma bike simply refers to a women’s bike of the classic model, while a grandpa fiets is a men’s bike of the classic model.

READ MORE | 19 things the Dutch did to make cycling easy and attractive

We can go on and on about the features of the Dutch bike, an item that’s apparently sought but rarely found by inhabitants of other regions, but we’ll let you witness the features with your own eyes through the following video. ▶️

And while the Netherlands also offers a range of interesting biking characters, the Dutch bike and its features surely compensate for all the bicycle-related shortfalls.

Have you ever biked in the Netherlands? What do you love/hate about it? Tell us in the comments below!

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Farah Al Mazouni 🇸🇾 🇺🇸
Farah Al Mazouni 🇸🇾 🇺🇸
Farah believes she's been on many adventures during her millennial life, each for a different (sometimes invisible) purpose. The latest adventure whisked her away to Amsterdam for love, and what a magical surprise she found in this city. Armed with imaginary confetti in her pocket, and ready to celebrate all wins, big and small, Farah says "ahla w sahla" or “welcome” to her latest adventure in this wonderland.

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