Tuesday, 22 November 2016
Cycling between cities in the Netherlands – Part Ten: Nijmegen to Utrecht
I began my journey out of Nijmegen by riding through Waalfront, an old industrial area alongside the river Waal that is in the process of being regenerated with a mixture of derelict land, new houses being built and former industrial buildings, now all being used by new industries. I’d actually been there the previous evening for dinner and a few beers on the recommendation of my Airbnb host. The Honigcomplex is a huge old food producing factory, the back of which now houses burger joints, coffee roasters and breweries. It reminded me a lot of Queens Yard in Hackney Wick, except I didn’t have to cycle with construction lorries to get there; as part of the regeneration of the area new cycling infrastructure has, of course, been built.