Dutch people cycle. They cycle to school, to the supermarket. They climb on a bike to go on holiday and go to work. Every household has at least one bicycle, mostly more.
The fact that our country is flat, might be a big reason for this mass transportation. There is a huge network of well maintained and well lit cycle paths. In fact they are so good that foreign car drivers often mistake them for normal roads!
Urban areas are frequently designed into residential areas, where bicycles and other slow traffic have priority over cars.
All these photos were taken in Breda this afternoon, in one district. Welcome to our street view :)