The Netherlands is a great place for many things. From the fun King’s Day celebrations to the sweet oliebollen and the tasty Dutch started delicacies, the cultural experience in Amsterdam and the diverse culture, The Netherlands almost has it all.
To add to the uniqueness of it all, designer Daan Roosegaarde has created a simply amazing glowing bike path, using solar-powered pebbles that glow at night. Although we have seen such a display before in the UK, created by the British company Pro-teq, the Dutch version is quite different. Pro-teq had pointed out that “their treatment helps save both energy and time – the illuminated paths will not need as many streetlights to light them up, and the installation process is quick.”
The illuminated path, which is located in Brabant, the Dutch county where Van Gogh was born and raised, is around 1 kilometer long and was created using glow-in-the-dark technology and LED lights which guide cyclists at night. The path intends to look similar to Van Gogh’s famous Starry Night painting while being environmentally friendly!
We want to see more artists and designers following this beautiful innovation around the world.