Discover the Freedom of Cycling in the Netherlands.
Closing date Fietsersbond funding
Jan 27 2017
Closing date early bird registration
Feb 28 2017
Jun 12 2017
Velo-city 2017 conference
Jun 13 - 16 2017
REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
Velo-city 2017: the conference with a world class content program and renowned speakers from all over the globe! Two venues, the exhibition, a state-of-the-art social program, 12 exciting excursions in the wonderful Arnhem - Nijmegen Region and a great afternoon and evening in Amsterdam. There is even a special pre and post program available!
Food, drinks and entertainment. Outdoor sessions by bike! The Netherlands and the Arnhem-Nijmegen region are preparing Velo-city 2017. Networking with friends from over 80 countries! A ‘must’ for anyone who is involved in the dynamic world of cycling and cycling policy.
Registration is now open! Register before February the 28th to enjoy the ‘early bird’ discount and book your hotel and flight.
Make sure to stay at least a full week to experience ‘The Freedom of Cycling’ in the Netherlands!
European Cyclists’ Federation’s Velo-city series of conferences is widely considered as the global cycling summit. The conferences are designed to encourage cycling as part of daily transport and recreation.
Velo-city has been hosted by cities such as Copenhagen, Brussels, Barcelona, Montreal, Nantes and Taipei. In 2017, delegates from across the globe will be welcomed to a region which is home to two of the most beautiful cities in the Netherlands: the Region Arnhem-Nijmegen! For a whole generation of cycling professionals this will be the first opportunity to get to know the Dutch practice in Cycling.
Members of the Fietsersbond (Dutch cyclist union) have gathered funds to support 10 people from developing countries to visit Velo-city 2017. Funding consists of a financial contribution to travel tickets, lodging and the registration costs of Velo-city 2017. Apply for these funds now!
Discover the freedom of cycling in the Netherlands
Why the Netherlands?
Two terms, two images that are inextricably linked with each other! The Dutch really enjoy cycling. Most Dutch people (84%) own one or sometimes more bicycles. Of the 17 million inhabitants in the Netherlands, 13.5 million are cyclists and they own 22.3 million bicycles in total! There is no other similarly affluent country in the world where bicycles are used so intensively!