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Utrecht: inspirerende fietsstad

It is a figure that surprises many people from abroad: every inhabitant of the city of Utrecht has on average two or more bicycles. When you look around the city, you see them all over. Firmly chained to poles and bridges, parked in bicycle sheds and deftly heading on the many cycle paths. Utrecht was the first municipality to have a bicycle path as early as 1885 and now has the largest bicycle shed in the world: for no fewer than 12,500 two-wheelers!

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Not surprisingly, this city is the only one in the world to host all 3 major cycling tours. The Giro Italia in 2010, the Tour de France in 2015 and soon the Vuelta in 2020. Utrecht is also the fastest growing city in the Netherlands; from 350,000 inhabitants in 2018 to 400,000 inhabitants in 2025. It is a lively city and offers an impressive and pleasant mix of timeless history and contemporary appeal. In the city you will find history, culture and creativity alongside exciting design shops and authentic restaurants. Utrecht is the brain of the Netherlands; a city with knowledge, with young, smart inhabitants, a thriving creative sector and leading international research centres that are constantly able to attract and produce top talent.

  • Utrecht is the first city in the world to welcome the 3 major cycling tours
  • In 2022 Utrecht celebrates 900 years of city rights
  • The largest bicycle parking in the world with no less than 12500 places can be found in Utrecht
  • With 570m, Utrecht also has the longest rainbow bike path in the world

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