We currently don’t offer a ‘click and buy facility’ for ordering a Dutch bike. Easiest way to order your new Dutch bike (if you can’t visit our shop) is to call us on 01903 730089 and we can confirm frame size, availability and take payment over the phone. This way, you can be assured you’ll get the bike you want, in the correct size. Also useful to discuss any questions you might have.
Visiting our Shop
The Dutch Bike shop is located in the lovely seaside town of Littlehampton, West Sussex. If you’re visiting the shop, we always recommend you telephone in advance to check we’re open when you’re planning to visit and to check what models we currently have in our store. Our stock changes on our daily basis.
Home Delivery Service.
We offer a unique Home Delivery service to a number of areas in the UK. We do not box our bikes or ship them via couriers. Dutch bikes by their nature are larger in size than a road/hybrid bike and therefore aren’t taken by most Courier companies. Instead, we deliver our bikes to your home address using our own van and staff member. Full details of the areas we currently cover and the delivery charges can be found here.
Choosing the right frame size
Golden Rule when deciding on what frame size you should order – Frame Size is determined by your Leg measurements, not your height measurements. You can be relatively tall with short legs and a long body, and you can be comparatively short, with long legs. Ultimately, it’s your leg measurements that are important.
For most of our Dutch bikes, you will need a minimum inside leg measurement of of 27″. If your inside leg measurement is less than 27″, we regret that Batavus and Sparta don’t build bikes in smaller sizes. The Dutch are the tallest nation in Europe, and this is reflected in the frame size of the bikes they build.
Step-through frame Dutch bikes are usually available in sizes 48cm, 53cm, 56/7cm and larger.
The Batavus Old Dutch (traditional Dutch Bike) is only built in two sizes – 50cm or 56cm. Ideally you will need a minimum inside trouser/inseam leg measurement of 29″ and above to ride the 50cm (smallest size built) Old Dutch bike.
A minimum leg measurement of 32″ is needed to to ride the 56cm framed Old Dutch bike.
Sizes for other Dutch Bike models.
The Batavus Quip – Crossbar/gents Quip and Unisex Quips are built in sizes 50cm, 56 and 62cm.
The 50cm is suitable for riders with an inside leg measurement of 29″ and above. Therefore regardless of whether you opt for a crossbar or unisex Quip, you will need a minimum inside leg measurement of 29″.
The Batavus Diva Plus – Built in a 50cm – suitable for riders with an inside leg measurement of 29″ and above.
Smaller Framed Dutch Bikes.
Quip Extra Cargo step-through model comes in a size 49cm, which is suitable for riders with an inside leg measurement of 28″ (27″ at a real push..).
The Batavus Dinsdag step-through is built in a 48cm, 53cm and 57cm. The 48cm is suitable for riders with an inside leg measurement of 27″ and above.
The Batavus Dinsdag Crossbar is built in sizes 53cm, 57m, 61cm. You will need a minimum inside leg measurement of 30″ and above to ride the Dinsdag in 53cm – 32″ inside leg measurement and above to ride the 57cm and 35″ and above to ride the 61cm.
Call us now to discuss your requirements, if we’re not available, please leave your name, telephone number and a brief message and we’ll call you back as soon as we can.