None-musical stuff

Houten in Germany for the afternoon

Houten in Germany for the afternoon

So, we made it! In February the van Dams were lucky enough to take part in Traffic Without Chaos, this fantastic project by Insa Onken for Plan B, a German documentary program aired weekly on ZDF Along with Robert Derks, who’s brain-child Houten is and […]

The Aussie Bakfiets Mama with SBS Dutch.

The Aussie Bakfiets Mama with SBS Dutch.

Special Broadcasting Services, SBS,  is a federally funded editorially independent media outlet in Australia. Their ‘purpose is to inspire all Australians to explore, appreciate and celebrate our diverse world, and in doing so, contribute to a cohesive society.’ To state that their standard of quality […]

Houten Hits the BBC

Houten Hits the BBC

What an exciting afternoon! A few weeks ago a journalist for BBC Radio 4 contacted me through this website. He was planning a trip to Utrecht the next day and had found The Guardian piece during research for an article on cycling. How would I […]

NL Cycling Association Magazine

NL Cycling Association Magazine

The Dutch Cycling Association loved the Guardian article too and wanted to have a world for their own magazine. So…a telephone interview and a seriously good photographer later, here it is. https://www.fietsersbond.nl/nieuws/kinderen-kunnen-hier-fietsen-zonder-ouders/   For the none-Dutchies, here’s the best translation I could muster.   Cycling […]

Houten: Living the Future Now.

Houten: Living the Future Now.

Yay!!!! Houten’s in The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2018/may/16/welcome-cycle-heaven-moved-family-netherlands-houten-utrecht But if you fancy a little more depth, here’s the original. Happy reading and if you think all this can’t be true, come visit. Houten awaits!   Before I’m out of bed in the morning, our 15 year old […]