Ronde van Nederland
Quite nearly biking around the whole of the Netherlands

October 17 - 28, 2018 -- compiled by Jeff DePree
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Almere, amsterdam, and the Dunes

2100-bike parking lot!

Across the Dike

Pumpkins for 20 cents!
So much more boat beneath the waves!

Groningen by Nightfall

Zurich: The glitzy banking capital of Friesland
This train station is somewhat lacking in utility
My bike and a random bomb
Morning traffic
Farmstand
Free trailside coffee stand.
Bizarre playground equipment
Old school drawbridge
Restaurants are expensive in the Netherlands, but the pancake and muesli diet comes out to right around $1/day.
Indonesian soup and rice
These bins seem to be about the equivalent of our gas station rotating hotdogs

A Day of Rest

This car has such a piddling engine that you're required to drive it in the bike lane. And if you're late for Mass, you can park it on the steps of the church.
This bridge not only has two bike lanes, but is flanked on both sides by pedestrian bridges.
At 37m, Europe's highest free-standing rock wall
The rock gym doesn't charge for shoes and harnesses - they just point you to bins full of old ones and let you figure it out -- the harnesses were mostly still intact.
Top of the climbing wall
Cooperative bouldering

Continuing South

So Dutch
Unmanned roadside date bar stand, with free samples!

Quick Jaunt to Wichmond

This sign says bikes are allowed to proceed, but the incline seems a bit steep.

Giving up in Arnhem

Terrance never felt like he really fit in with the other chickens.
Either Indonesian or Surinamese

The Shack in Soest

Pancake house dessert

Caving in Maastricht

Hyper-realistic cave drawings

Aachen to Cologne

So German
The lettuce on top means this cheese-stuffed waffle is healthy.
Cologne cathedral
Fancy themed hostel
At breweries in Cologne, they automatically bring you a beer as soon as you sit down, and they keep bringing them to you unless you put a coaster on top of your glass to signal surrender
Almere, amsterdam, and the Dunes
Across the Dike
Groningen by Nightfall
A Day of Rest
Continuing South
Quick Jaunt to Wichmond
Giving up in Arnhem
The Shack in Soest
Caving in Maastricht
Aachen to Cologne