Here are Dutch bike shops (‘fietsenwinkels’) in The Hague, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Utrecht and elsewhere in the Netherlands. You can find new and secondhand bikes, bicycle trailers for children or pets, storage bags, navigation devices, rain clothing, repair services, replacement parts and bicycle insurance options.
T: 070 392 3718
|The Beer Fietsen bike shop in The Hague sells a wide range of bicycles for the entire expat family in their store on the Weimarstraat (including all types of e-bikes). Brands include Azor, Bakfiets.nl, Brik, Nihola and Velo de Ville among others. Beer Fietsen also sells bike trailers, child seats, storage bags and replacement parts. If you have a bike that needs a repair or maintenance, their on-site service department can assist.|
|bol.com||bol.com, the Netherlands' largest online retailer, sells a huge assortment (over 80,000 items) of bikes and related products. Brands include Altec, Johnny Loco, Nogan, Popal, Vogue, Volare, Wheelerz. The range includes electric bikes and folding bikes. You can also find a wide range of waterproof cyclewear.
The bol.com bike outlet has closeout products at 50% or more off original price.
|Decathlon Netherlands sells a good selection of lower-priced bicycles for men, women and children. All stores have a bike servicing department as well. The B'twin collection includes city bikes, racing bikes, folding bikes and electric bikes. They also sell bicycle parts, accessories, shoes and clothing. Store locations include Amsterdam, Breda, Eindhoven, The Hague, Rotterdam, Tilburg and Utrecht.|
T: 013 582 1929
|GigaBikes is a Dutch bicycle seller in Noord-Brabant with over 700 models in its inventory. All are available in its webshop and can be delivered anywhere in the country (often the same day). In addition, their assortment includes bicycle trailers, carrying bags, child seats and other accessories, as well as replacement parts.|
|The Halfords chain of bicycle stores (fietsenwinkels) sell all types of bikes for men and women, plus children's bikes, bike bags, parts and accessories. Brands include Altego, Cumberland, Popal, Volare and Vogue. They also offer an e-bike leasing program. Halfords has over 30 store locations in the Netherlands (including Almere, Amsterdam Noord, Breda, Delft, Eindhoven and Rotterdam), plus the online shop which carries the full assortment plus some additional items.|
T: 020 224 2424
|Hema sells a selection of low-priced accessories and parts such as bicycle pumps, seats, tires, wind screens and child seats. Available in store and online. Locations across Holland including Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam and Utrecht.|
|INTERNET-BIKES||Internet-Bikes is a Dutch web shop that sells a wide range of lower and mid-priced bicycles for adults and children from brands Amigo, Burgers, MBM, Pelikaan, Popal and Tom. Plus bike replacement parts, accessories (including trailers), bike locks, electric bikes and folding bikes. Plus lots of cycling rainwear for adults and children. They have a physical store in Tilburg. Delivery throughout the Netherlands.|
|BAJABIKES||Bajabikes is the largest bike tour company in the Netherlands organizing group sightseeing excursions in all of the major Dutch cities including Amsterdam, Breda, Groningen, Haarlem, The Hague, Rotterdam and Utrecht. They also organize bike tours in other European countries like Belgium, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg and Spain.|
|VERITA'S VISIT||Verista's Visit offers bicycle tours of the Dutch countryside and historic cities with an English-speaking guide.|
DUTCH BICYCLE BRANDS
Some Dutch bike brands have been in existence for over a hundred years and are recognized by consumers around the world (such as Batavus and Gazelle), while some are popular in the Netherlands but don’t have global recognition (such as Altec and Popal). Some Dutch bicycle brands focus on a specific category such as electric bikes (VanMoof) or cargo bikes (Bakfiets.nl, Urban Arrow). Other brands include Amsterdam Bicycle Company, Azor, Sparta, Spirit and Veloretti.
DUTCH BIKE TERMINOLOGY
Expats in the Netherlands may find the following glossary of Dutch words (with English translation) useful when shopping online as most retail sites in Holland are only available in Dutch.
|DUTCH < – > ENGLISH||DUTCH < – > ENGLISH|
|baksfiets = cargo bike||fietswinkel = bike shop|
|bromfiets = moped||herenfiets = mans bike|
|damesfiets = ladies bike||jongensfiets = boy bike|
|driewieler = tricycle||kinderfiets = child bike|
|fiets = bike||kinderzitjes = child seats|
|fietshelm = bike helmut||meisjesfiets = girl bike|
|fietskrat = bike crate||moederfiets = mother bike|
|fietsmand = bike basket||omafiets = grandmother bike|
|fietsonderhoud = bike maintenance||opafiets = grandfather bike|
|fietspomp = bicycle pump||regenbroeken = rain pants|
|fietsslot = bike lock||regenjassen = rain jackets|
|fietstassen = bike bags||stadsfiets = city bike|
|fietsverzekering = bike insurance||vouwfiets = folding bike|