The Netherlands is of course biking country, and not just in the cities. It is perhaps surprising that such a dense country still has so much agriculture, but it does. Within a few minutes bike ride from the center of the city we are amongst farms. We took a bike tour of the nearby countryside. While this was in general as lovely as Delft,
there were some rough spots, like this cycle track adjacent to the motorway.
But much of it looked like this, actual farms (which is only surprising when you realize how close it is to Rotterdam, the Hague, and Delft),
There are nice villages along the canals
with affordable ice cream shops there as well
And helpful navigation signs are usually there to help the bicyclists navigate.
We also took a bike ferry (pulley system) to cross a canal. So I can add a new mode of transport to my collection.
The authorities were nice enough to put chairs every so often so riders can relax.
Photos of our bike trip to the Delft countryside can be seen on Flickr.