Bicycle with Jim Conway through the coastal region of northwestern Europe known as the Low Countries. Much of the land is below sea level or slightly above it and natural sand dunes and a system of man-made sea walls and dikes protect the drained flat country from flooding. Jim, traveling with a group, cycles through Belgium and the Netherlands and motors by boat on the extensive network of canals using the drainage of the marshland at the mouths of the Schelde, Meuse and Rhine rivers.
The population density of the area is among the highest in Europe, and the Low Countries are one of the world’s more highly industrialized regions. Jim delves into the lifestyle of the people inhabiting the region, their cultural heritage, and art high points at the Rieksmuseum in Amsterdam.
Jim was one of the over 4 million international visitors to Amsterdam, Europe’s 5th-busiest tourist destination, and bicycled over a smidgen of the 15,000 km of bike lanes in the Netherlands. With more bikes (18 million) than people the Netherlands along with Denmark have been ranked as the most bike-friendly countries in Europe. Join Jim as he bicycle tours the Benelux Union.