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!
Amsterdam Police and the Cyclists' Union estimate that each year between 50.000and 80.000 bikes are stolen. Mind you: 58 percent of bicycles are stolen from in front of someone's own house, and most bikes thefts take place during the daytime. Stolen bikes — The Law: Never buy a bicycle from someone in the street.