There’s an app for that

The Fiets! NL app is a must have for any serious or, even, moderately frequent biker, according to PhD candidate Natalie Carr. The app highlights biking routes around the Netherlands, utilizing the Dutch node system. You can plan your routes, check others’ routes and read the comments for feedback on a potential route. The app is in English, though it connects to a Dutch only website. It tracks your location via GPS and even your speed. “You can view different layers,” says Carr, “And see maps of cafes or, most useful, bike repair shops overlayed on your route map.” There’s even an Belgian version, in case your travels take you over the border.