The Netherlands is well known to be a cycling nation, thanks to its flat and densely populated country, cool climate, urban planning that fits the needs of cyclists and for instance a good network of well maintained cycle paths. But there is more than cycling: to stimulate more sport and exercise in the environment, there’s a need for quality public spaces and facilities. Urban design influences physical activity. Exercise is not possible without space, but space alone is not enough. A combination of exercise-stimulating programs and communication is necessary to really get people moving and keeping it that way.