Bicycle (dutch)

Royal Dutch Gazelle

Established 1892

Founded in 1892 by Willem Kölling and Rudolf Arentsen, Royal Dutch Gazelle is the most iconic bicycle manufacturer in the Netherlands. Initially Kölling and Arentsen imported bicycles from England, but started their own production using the Gazelle name in 1902. In 1992 Gazelle was awarded the Royal Seal of Approval.

Their most iconic bike is the classic ladies bike (also used by men in Amsterdam – how gender neutral!) as pictured above. The design of this bike is roughly the same since its inception, more than half a century ago.

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© Royal Dutch Gazelle, Dieren, The Netherlands

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