Batavus Bikes : Dutch Designed, Dutch Built

Photo Credit : FranzyPoo on Flickr
Photo Credit | franzypoo on Flickr

One of our new sponsors, Renaissance Bicycles, carries a Dutch company by the name of Batavus. (Commute By Bike has mentioned Batavus a couple times before, here and here.)

Although a recent arrival to the North American market, Batavus is a century-old quintessential Dutch bike manufacturer.. Their line-up of urban and transportation oriented bikes are targeted to the daily bike commuter looking for a dependable and low maintenance means of getting to-and-fro.

The Batavus bikes basically come in two flavors: Classic and Modern.. The Classic bikes reflect the timeless Omafiets deigns that most Americans associate with the bikes of Amsterdam.. The Modern style bikes are an updated look that combines the practicality of the classic design with a little more contemporary sensibility.

It is important to note that Batavus bikes are still made in Holland.. Thanks to their popularity in Europe, Batavus has kept their design, testing, and manufacturing in-house.. In other words, these are Dutch bicycles made by Dutch designers, Dutch engineers, and Dutch workers.

Batavus history is over a hundred years old with a very rich history. Prices start at $725 for one of the classic style models, Old Dutch, and upwards of $1500 for a modern style, Blockbuster.

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0 thoughts on “Batavus Bikes : Dutch Designed, Dutch Built”

  1. Chris S says:

    Which version of the old Dutch is this? Fyslan? I am about to order an Old Dutch and think the light brown grips and matching bag look great. Would you be willing to tell me what brand they are?

  2. Tim says:


    I was wondering how Batavus is doing in North America and got some questions for you bike riders.

    How are the Batavus bikes? Are they anything good? And on hilly roads? Do people like the old vintage look? Price/quality? What do you like most about a Batavus bike?

    I see there is a special dutch bike only for the north american market, the Fryslan. It has a classic look but is suited for the roads and long distance travelling in North America if i am right. I am very curious about the succes of this bike, is it really suited for mountain roads? Do people like it? Is there anything negative about the bike?

    I am very fond on bicycles but living outside NA. I want to get familiar with the bicycle culture in NA and am looking forward to some replies!

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