Where to rent a bicycle?

Where to rent a bicycle?

IxESN Wageningen

IxESN Wageningen is a student association that is connected to the International Erasmus Student Network. The association’s goal is to promote integration of the international exchange students that are studying and working in Wageningen. One of their initiatives is to let bicycles to students that are in Wageningen for a short stay. They request a small fee for this service.

Public transport bicycle (OV-fiets)

A public transport bicycle (OV-Fiets in Dutch) is a rental bicycle. The idea behind it is to serve as your final transportation vehicle to reach your destination, after having travelled on the public transport system. The public transport bicycle (OV-Fiets) is a unisex bicycle with coaster brakes. It does not have gears or accessoires.

In order to rent an OV-fiets you need to have a subscription. You can subscribe online. It is important to know that this a subscription needs to be linked to an NS-card. If you do not own an NS-card (NS-pas in Dutch), you can consider purchasing a so-called OV-fietspas instead. It is possible to rent two bicycles on one of these cards. Click here for more information on the OV-fiets and its subscription procedure.

Rental location and costs

You can rent an OV-bicycle on many train stations, at bus and underground stops, in some city centers and at 'Park and Ride' parking facilities. Click here for an overview of all rental locations as well as the costs of renting a bicycle (Dutch website).

Shared bicycles

Other than the OV-fiets, there is an increasing number of options to rent a shared bicycle in many Dutch cities. In Wageningen, the small bicycle sharing network Cykl operates shared bicycles around the city as well as at the University campus. 


Cykl is a bike share network in Wageningen. It is an initative by Ewout Oonk, and was started as student project, but the network is now available for everyone. Nowadays a local bike shop and a social workplace are also involved in servicing the bikes. Check it out!

Addresses for renting a bicycle

Click on the weblinks below to be transferred to Dutch or English websites.