Going to the Netherlands to buy a new bike!
Hello! Am heading to the Netherlands next week to buy a new bike - ladies, leisure/utility, possibly a Giant, Gazelle or Batavus, as these are the makes I've hired and liked in the past. Can anyone recommend any good makes, friendly shops (preferably English speaking - my Dutch is limited to basic conversation, not technical stuff) and issues to be aware of? I've got a few days and transport to explore, so can go pretty much anywhere in the country... Many thanks and hospitality in Lincolnshire to you for your help! Cheers, Frances x
No advice, but just curious as to why you are going there to buy a bike!
This. Even with depressed Euro values, you'd be hard pushed to get a better deal than online.
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Hey there!!! I've really enjoyed riding bikes in the Netherlands, and I'm tall, so find UK women's bikes a bit on the short side in the distance between stem and saddle post - so figured I'd go get myself a bike that actually fits me!
Almost every town in Holland has several good bikeshops, may people can speak English.
f you are more specific about where you are going to be, it will be easier to answer your question.
I'm going to be based in Haarlem, but also visiting Utrecht and probably Amsterdam as well... if anyone can recommend a great shop, I'm happy to travel to it! Thanks!!
Ah the home of BeOne and Sensa! It seems a long way to go for a bike fitting though. If you really want a cheap bike - fly to Singapore!