by Mirte Meeus
Graphic designer Yorit Kluitman (b. 1980 The Netherlands) could be considered hard as nails, a persistent cyclist with an eagle-eyed sense for scenery that characterises the Dutch landscape: Contrast, straight lines and its signature picturesque skies. Whether in cloudy whites, late evening yellows or early morning reds, they’re all part of the Dutch palette. Over the last three years, Kluitman has cycled across all that The Netherlands has to offer, an average of 350 kilometres per week, depending on the season. Camera in tow, he cycles in temperatures down to -10ºC (14ºF), in search of what makes The Netherlands Dutch.