Shirley Agudo

Shirley Agudo is an American photographer and author living in the Netherlands. As a photographer, she is represented by Eduard Planting Gallery, Fine Art Photographs, in Amsterdam ( Her work has been exhibited around the world, and her specialty is street photography, about which she conducts workshops in Amsterdam.

The Dutch & Their Bikes: Scenes from a Nation of Cyclists, is Agudo’s sixth book. Her previous books are: Bicycle Mania Holland; Fodor’s Holland (Random House); Hot Pink; Network Your Way to Success (with C. Ruffolo); and Here’s Holland (with S. Gazaleh-Weevers and C. Moser).

Shirley talks about her book The Dutch & Their Bikes on Youtube

All Shirley's Articles

The Hague

For someone for whom the buzz of Amsterdam leaves her breathless, I would have never guessed that The Hague would knock my socks off. Yet it’s true: Den Haag has also stolen my heart. Two days of intense touring there… read more >

Running (or Ruining) Your Own Business

Yes, I know, there are many good things about owning my own business (will someone please remind me what they are?) – but right now I’m feeling a bit out of stock on positive reasons. I knew I was suffering… read more >

Henry Cutler’s Lucky Seven

How does an American man from Brooklyn, New York move to Amsterdam, marry a Japanese woman that he met on a 7-passenger ‘Conference Bike’, start a Dutch bicycle business and only seven years later receive the 2010 popular choice award… read more >

Education versus Wisdom

Education – the theme of this issue – and wisdom are two entirely different things. We all want our children to get a good education, with the requisite diplomas and academic degrees added to their repertoire and their CVs. But… read more >

Simply the Best!

Every expat living in Holland knows that there are a lot of bikes and cyclists here. But did you realize that Holland is regarded as the best cycling nation on the planet? Well, it’s true. Cycling is a very hot… read more >