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I'm a Canadian who's visiting the Netherlands for a few months. I'm awed by the strength of the bicycling culture here, but, to date, I haven't been able to locate any community bike shops. By community bike shop I mean a place where you can borrow tools and do your own repairs on site, for a small fee. Bikecollectives.org doesn't list any in the country. Given the number of cyclists here, though, it seems inconceivable that these organizations don't exist.

Does anyone know of any community bike shops in the Netherlands? (Specifically, one in Amsterdam or The Hague where I might be able to straighten a wobbly back wheel?)

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closed as off topic by mouviciel, mindcorrosive Apr 5 '13 at 16:01

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This question would get better answers and better audience on bicycles SE. It is more about bikes than about travelling. –  mouviciel Apr 5 '13 at 15:15
Thanks. I've posted it there as well. bicycles.stackexchange.com/q/15121/4721 –  dB' Apr 5 '13 at 15:48
@dB': Please avoid double-posting. Posts can be migrated from one site to another instead. –  mindcorrosive Apr 5 '13 at 16:01
I don't know any of these places. If you will be living in the Netherlands, you can probably just borrow simple tools from your neighbour. –  Bernhard Apr 5 '13 at 17:49
@Bernhard Ok, thanks. That's one thing I can try. Still, I'm surprised that the concept hasn't caught on here, especially since several community bike shops exist just next door in Belgium and France. –  dB' Apr 5 '13 at 18:38

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