Rijwielshop Station Nijmegen

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Rijwielshop Station Nijmegen

Rijwielshop Station Nijmegen
The area
Neighbourhood: Stadscentrum

8 reviews
Very good

15 contributions
Expensive and bad personal service
Jul 2020 • Solo
The cost of my broken chain was up to €12,50. And it broke again 5 days later! The only thing they did was put it on again, but I asked them to tighten the wheel up. Bad service, especially by one man, really hostile. Price is expensive because I got nothing out of the visit.
Written 15 July 2020
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surrey u.k22 contributions
Beware of your receipt before they hand it over
Sep 2018 • Family
We went to hire 2 bikes and paid our deposit100 euro cash and 15 Euro for the day.
The guy wrote the receipt but not the hire charge.having read the reviews I asked him to write as well the hire charge on the receipt.Being Dutch and having my daughter there I found it a very sad experience.We live in UK and were speaking English before he attended us.The guy who dealt with us was mature and not happy in his job,he definitely has a problem dealing with the public.Basically he was very rude!
Written 12 September 2018
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Dromore, UK2 contributions
Bike Hire - train station Nijmegen
Aug 2018 • Family
Having read the reviews regarding bike hire at the train station in Nijmegen, none of which were favourable, I was apprehensive about hiring a bike from this location. However, because of the convenience I decided to bite the bullet and hire bikes for my husband, daughter and myself for the day. The two guys I dealt with, one who rented me the bikes and the other who I returned to bikes to, were friendly, polite and very helpful! The bike hire was €7.50 per bike per day with a €50 deposit per bike, incidentally you have to pay cash. There was no trouble paying for the bikes or getting my deposit returned. Based on my experience I would thoroughly recommend the bike hire at the train station in Nijmegen - thank you!! 😀🚴‍♂️
Written 5 August 2018
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Yeppoon, Australia58 contributions
Worst service
Jul 2016 • Couples
We found this place very easily near the central station. We wanted to hire a bike for a day, the next day. It was 3pm in the afternoon and if we wanted it for the next day we had to pay two days hire. What can you do though. The bald guy was very rude and did try and scam us with not putting that we had paid the rental on our receipt. We saw this and did make him correct it so we weren't charged again. When we returned the bike the young guy that served us was a lot more helpful. Such a shame though that they hate their jobs so much as it is a great facility and the bikes were fine.
Written 1 July 2016
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Ann Arbor, MI1 contribution
Beware Bicycle Hire Contract Rip Off at Rijwielshop station Nijmegen, underneath Nijmegen's central train staion
Jun 2014 • Solo
Nijmegen's main/central train station's privately owned bicycle store sells and rents bicycles in the same manner that other such stores at many larger train stations in the Netherlands does.

I regularly travel to the Netherlands and rent bicycles at train sations - the prices are usually about Euros 7.50 or a bit more, very reasonable.

They also require a refundable security deposit (waarborgsom), usually of Euros 50.00.

On my most recent visit to Nijmegen (June 17-18, 2014), I rented a bike at Rijwielshop station Nijmegen, paid my 2days rental of Euros 15 (7.50 per day), plus the Euros 50 security deposit, took my receipt and the bike, and went on my way.

At the end of the 2nd day, I returned the bike, and was told I had to pay Euros 15.00 for the rental. The penny dropped....I took out my receipt, and the middle aged white man with a white mustache who had rented me the bike the day before, had written that I had only paid Euros 50.00, i.e. the security deposit/waarborgsom, and had not paid the 2 days rental fee of Euros 15.00.

I was furious, and I told the 2nd man to whom I returned the bike that his colleague (another middle aged, white man with a white mustache) who rented me the bike the day before - was either grossly inept and imcompetent, or dishonest and very likely a thief, and that I refused to pay the Euros 15.00.

I also said I would call the police immediately if he gave me any problems and if he continued to insist I pay the Euros 15.00.

He backed off immediately - he was probably thinking, crazy American, even though half of my rant at him was in my very passable Dutch - and he wrote on my receipt that I had in fact paid the 2 days' rental fee of Euros 15.00 the day before when I picked up the bike.

Lessons learned:

1. Check your bike rental contract carefully bike when renting at Rijwielshop station Nijmegen and before leaving with your rental bike.

2. Be very vigilant with every transaction in the Netherlands - the country is sadly becoming more and more becoming a nation of petty fraudsters - Dutch friends refer to it as the Greece of northern Europe. This might be partly explained by the very poor economy in the Netherlands since 2008 - income inequality is a growing problem there, with many people hurting financially.

3. Check every receipt, whether hand-written like my bicycle rental receipt in the above situation, or automated/machine generated in a store - I regularly experience incorrectly input prices on items I purchase in the Netherlands. The item has its UPC code and typed specific price - then the cashier rings it up, and it comes up at a higher price than marked. It happens so often in the Netherlands, that one begins to think it's done on purpose by cynical, petty-thieves i.e. the merchants.

4. Stand up for your rights when challenged by these merchants. Remain polite, but don't back down. The merchants in the Netherlands are often really rude and belligerent, insisting that you, the customer, are wrong. Don't let them get away with it, and call the police if you get no satisfaction. At the very least, the police will have this kind of merchant on their radar once a complaint is filed about them.

On a positive note: bicycling in NL is wonderful, especially in the countryside and in rural areas. Enjoy it, just watch yourself around those slimy merchants!

It's just all so tawdry, petty and vile!
Written 27 June 2014
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