Getting around by bike
Cycling is a very common mode of transport in the Netherlands. Dutch people use their bike for everyting: as a way to commute, for recreation and transportation. It is very popular not least because of the good infrastructure, with a well maintained network of cycle paths and clear signposts. Wearing a biking helmet is not compulsory.
This makes cycling in the Netherlands safe, convenient and pleasant. In the Leiden region the infrastructure is very good. You can easily cycle from the city to the coast. Within only 20-30 minutes of cycling you can enjoy the wide, sandy beaches of Katwijk. More about cycling: