Are you already freezing? The Dutch Winter is right around the corner. It resembles a chilly, rainy rollercoaster, but there are fewer loop-the-loops and much more rain. Fear not, our cold weather guide has got you covered with simple advice for choosing economical winter clothing that won’t break the bank, remaining warm, and maintaining the condition of your bike.
In the Netherlands, bicycles are like your dependable sidekicks, whether it’s raining or snowing. Make sure your bike is in good shape because winter terrain can be challenging. Check your tires, lights, and brakes. No one wants to get stuck in the dark without functioning lights, (You also don’t want the fine). Also please make sure you buy a seat cover; you don’t want a frozen seat. Trust me I have flown off my bike multiple times I’m a pro.
Dress Like an Onion: It’s all about the layers
Layer up like you’re dressing an onion to fend off the chill. Start by putting a base layer like a t-shirt, put another warm layer on top of that to keep you warm. Your outer layer ought to act as a wind- and rain-resistant fortress. It’s similar to making your own winter armor.
How to Bargain Hunt Like a Pro
Let’s now talk about how to stay warm while saving money. Your secret weapons are secondhand and thrift stores. Winter treasures can be found for reasonable prices Make sure to check out Facebook groups and Marktplaats, you might find a good deal.
Boots, Boots and Boots
You don’t want to spend a 2-hour lecture with wet feet. You and your toes will appreciate the investment you make in waterproof boots. Keep an eye out for sales and outlet locations; you might find a great deal on a premium pair. Consider it a cozy hug for your feet.
Small Things Matter: Warm Toes, Hats, and Scarves
Prevent the Winter Blues
Last but not least, you may make winter feel like a huge game by remaining active and having fun with friends. Join a sports team, make friends, and take in the gezelligheid feeling of Dutch winter. Don’t forget to take your daily dose of Vitamin D to keep the winter blues at bay.
In essence, this cold weather guide will be your new friend as you brave this Dutch Winter. Maintain your bicycle, dress in layers with inexpensive winter clothing, and purchase waterproof boots for healthy feet.
Winter also means indoor heating check out our blog ‘5 Easy Ways to Save Energy Costs in the Netherlands’ to make sure your utility costs stay as low as the temperature does.