The authorities have made it easy by providing plenty of signage, bicycle lanes, and even free public bicycle pumps (below).
It's easy to hire bikes and even to cycle to the city along cycle tracks constructed alongside the railway lines, or bring a bike to the city by train. Of course it helps that Belgium is a flat country.
You'll find people of all ages cycling.
And people ride all kinds of bicycles.
You can hire bikes easily and cheaply in many hire shops dotted around. We hired bikes and cycled on the lanes around the canal that encircles the city and goes past the old windmills. There is a bridge which rises and lowers to permit either canal traffic or cyclists and pedestrians.
I love going to cities and cycling round them.