While is it admirable that so many Dutch people cycle instead of drive, it can be difficult for pedestrians to know where they can safely walk.
In Utrecht there were bikes everywhere. The bike park at the central station tells the story.
People tend to transport all sorts of things on their bikes, including carts containing their children. It is interesting that no one seems to wear a helmet.
At junctions, bikers get preference, and pedestrians can wait for up to three minutes for a green light (I timed it).
While there are bike lanes (coloured red), they can take up most of the sidewalk leaving no space for walkers, especially where the cafés are also occupying the pavement.
In some places, such as next to Janskerk, the space is very tight.
In the city centre the bike lanes were not marked on the ground and it was quite perilous walking from the bus stop at Janskerkhof to the Domplein, where I was normally heading, with bikes cutting across.
I felt that a little more information, and a little more respect for pedestrians would be helpful. Certainly walking in the city centre is not an entirely peaceful experience because you have to watch out. Perhaps the Dutch understand it all, but for a visitor it was unclear.
Ironically, I was at an international conference about commons, ie shared space, but it did not seem that the street space in Utrecht was being shared very fairly.