Quote:> Could anyone with local knowledge advise me of the best
First things first: you are going to *Nieuwegein* and *not*
Nieuwegein is just south of Utrecht, so if you go
's Hertogenbosch (or Den Bosch) from Breda you are going in
completely the wrong direction!!
Quote:> Based on my first trip there 6 years ago I think my best
> route is:
> from Calais
> A18/E40? towards Ostend
> A10/E40 towards Gent, just past Gent
Yes, take the E40 from Calais to Gent. It is signed as the
Axx in France, but the Belgians do not use A(Autoroute)
numbers on signposts where there is also an (European) route
number. From France follow signs to Bruges, which becomes
Brugge once you have crossed the border.
Once you reach Brugge signs are for Gent and Brussel
Quote:> A14 to Antwerpen (french: Anvers)
The motorway junction you want is after J15 and before J16 -
Belgian motorway junction numbers are technically exit
numbers, so if you transfer from one motorway to another you
do not exit the motorway system, so there is no junction
number. Head for Antwerp (Antwerpen) on E17 (you will not
see A14 on signposts).
From Antwerpen follow Breda (E19). In the Netherlands this
remains E19, signposts though will show A16
Quote:> A1/E19 to Breda (kennedy tunnel appears very out of the
[Snip wrong direction]
Just after the Dutch/Belgian border and junction 14 there is
a motorway junction onto the A58 to Tilburg. Pass junction
14, then turn north on A27 for Utrecht.
(If you miss the above, leave the A16 after junction 17 onto
the A59 towards 's Hertogenbosch (or Den Bosch), then north
onto A27 for Utrecht after junction 34.)
Pass the motorway junction at Gorinchem, then at the
junction with the A2 (probably signposted here for
Amsterdam, turn onto the A2 north.
The first junction should be for Vianen, the second for
Nieuwegein-Zuid, where there is a non-motorway dual
carriageway into Nieuwegein.
I do not have junction numbers in the Netherlands for the
latter part of the journey: this map is a little long in the
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