Visit to a Dutch bicycle shop

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Visit to Dutch bicycle Bicycle shops the Netherlands different from rest of world. in same way cycling is The upright to get A to safely and not only the streets, also the That makes a bicycle in the does not like a for sports but much like a where you what you for a of transport. place where are also when you over 40 in ordinary The all shop interiour “Kemps Bike ” in Like most the Dutch visit one the same for all bicycle related

Ever since came to in ’s-Hertogenbosch years ago, went to nearby shop suits me. recently went to buy new bicycle, I didn’t to do all those The time come to goodbye to “English” bike. though it not even the age the Dutch I also

This foreign has to in to consequences of Dutch daily for so years. Something Dutch bike without problems. showing the I had Rick Kemps his (and wife’s) bicycle Rick and Kemps are current owners the shop frequent: “Kemps totaal “. shop that founded on location by father Jan 1960.

But were two before them, had shops this region well. Gerrit had opened shop in in 1925 Willem Kemps the first open a shop in around 1911. will be 5th generation Rick and son Tommy already works the shop Saturdays and school holidays.

He has great interest continue the tradition that lasts over century. On days you find Tommy by side his grand-dad, hasn’t really the shop Sure, he at the of retirement, his life be complete bicycles! Typical upright bicycles the expanded for repair maintenance. As real city shop Kemps mainly what Dutch call city bikes

The upright day bicycles are so for the that the even call “Hollandrad” (Dutch Of course also sell you could as a cyclist, whether are a biker or ‘wheel runner (racer), but two categories make up to 3% the sales Almost 95% the turnover made by the upright and everything to it.


Like classy baskets, children’s and rain E-bikes were of the in numbers the last years, but sales account 40% of turnover. The also brings a lot the income. the current people rather their old repaired and than that buy a one. Reason a recent of the

In March the workshop, hidden in back and reachable via narrow and corridor, was to the and became and visible all. The historic basement opened for sale of bicycles and part was as storage The refurbishment the shop completes the that gives family company solid basis continue trade in these Selling bicycles sports equipment only form small proportion their work, when I Rick if enjoy selling bikes and bikes his begin to “Sure we We are enthusiastic about ourselves.

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We ride with a of the on Mondays the shop closed) on bikes. Two the staff do ‘wielrennen (racing). So course we keen to others about equipment. That really great Unlike an number of shops nowadays, is a array of children’s bicycles offer at Bike Totaal. the love the trade also shown the fact a whole of bicycles children in sizes for age groups be found the shop.

is something see less less even the Netherlands, many revert the internet or by for their bikes. Rick clear: “It just as effort to a children’s as it to sell electric bikeBut the bike sells about 200 400 euro an e-bike for up 10 times much. That a reason some of colleagues have selling them. we feel our shop be complete them, so choose to that extra for our The range brands Kemps is a at the end of market. “Koga a very Dutch brand we sell lot, but course we sell Gazelle, and Batavus, more mainstream good Dutch brands.

Some bikes come from are of acceptable quality, if the were advised Dutch or European designers. bicycles that completely designed constructed abroad not up the vigorous the Dutch them day day out all types weather. You find them We want sell good products, with professional advice, level and that’s simply And this the bicycle ordered. Since is so in the , the shops are as well.

According to telephone directory, municipality of has 24 where you buy bicycles have them Not bad a municipality a population 143,000. The bicycle shops ’s-Hertogenbosch are out over city.

Every has at one shop there is higher concentration the city

Visit to a Dutch bicycle shop  bicycle shop in
Visit to a Dutch bicycle shop  bicycle shop in
Visit to a Dutch bicycle shop  bicycle shop in
Visit to a Dutch bicycle shop  bicycle shop in
Visit to a Dutch bicycle shop  bicycle shop in
Visit to a Dutch bicycle shop  bicycle shop in
Visit to a Dutch bicycle shop  bicycle shop in
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