|Cycle path through the heath near Hilversum |
and Laren (North-Holland province).
These cycle paths go back a long way. A very long way. In fact they were among the first to be built in the Netherlands. Money for their construction was brought together by societies founded for the specific reason of building and maintaining cycle routes in this richer region of the country. The paths were needed for the well to do who wanted to spend a nice Sunday afternoon on their brand new bicycles. The “Vereniging voor aanleg en onderhoud van wielerpaden in Gooi en Eemland” (Society for construction and maintenance of cycle paths in Gooi and Eemland) was founded on 4th March 1914. Albeit under a different name, the society still exists and takes care of 110 kilometers of cycle paths in a relatively small region.
|Chosing the model for directional sign posts for cyclist in the Netherlands,|
|Highland cattle in the Netherlands|
|Cycling through the heath, Hilversum (Netherlands)|
The video ends in Hilversum with the world famous city hall building by architect Dudok.