If necessary my house offers a safe place for your bike(s) during the night. Facilities for simple repairs are available.
Bike and train
Traveling with your bike on the train is possible in all dutch trains. You have to buy a special ticket for 6 € a day. With this “fiets” ticket you can travel all the country during the whole day. Available at all stations. Traveling before 9 o clock is not allowed but in practice this is no problem.
There are special places in most trains. A pictogram outside shows you where they are located.
If your bike is disassembled and carried in a bag, as luggage, travel is free
Rental and repair
Bikes can be rent at most of the railway stations. Repairs are possible there too.
Better quality bikes (derailleur) are available at “Du Nord Rijwielen” Keizerstraat 27-29 Den Haag (Scheveningen), phone 070-3554060 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
The 1: 300.000 map of the ANWB “Fietsroutekaart Nederland”, available in the most bookshops. shows the national network of cycle tracks. Good for an overall view.
The most beautiful and more detailed maps are found in a new serie, based on the topographical map, at a scale of 1:50.000 and almost one by province. (23 for the whole country. The serie is not yet complete, 2005 ). Price is 9.90 euro.
For suggestions on your route, contact me Piret@worldonline.nl