Cycling in the snow, Den Bosch (Netherlands)

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If Canadians even think about the cycling paradise that is the Netherlands, they tend to think “We could never do that here because of our winters.” But everyone in the Netherlands actually lives further north than most Canadians and it does snow there. It can even snow quite heavily. This video was shot over one hour of real time in Hertogenbosch. Not only do we see how much snow can fall in an hour there (looks a lot like Canada, doesn’t it?), we also see how little the Dutch seem to care when it comes to riding their bikes (that looks nothing like any Canadian city).

I love the music. I suspect the Dutch celebrate indie bands the way we do in Canada. I look forward to the day Canadian cities support cycling—through all four seasons—as well as the Dutch.

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