Route around Brussels or Antwerp?

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  1. Spidey

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    After our first stop in Bruge we are driving to Maastricht. Which route is better E40 around Brussels or E17/E34 around Antwerp? Are they both just as busy?
     
  2. Weinsbergaman

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    Don't know about Brussels but Antwerp was a nightmare :mad: Sat Nav was telling me one way when I thought it was the other, guess what I was right and there was no turn off for about 5 miles :mad:.

    Good luck ;)

    Antony
     
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  3. Southampton

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    Travelled same route round Brussels many times using the RO, it is a nightmare during rush hours and very busy at other times. That said providing you avoid rush hours then it tends to flow okay'ish. Can't comment on Antwerp.
     
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    Drove around Brussells last week, in the van, but by myself. AVOID the rush hour, and you'll be ok. That's from my experience....
     
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    Last time we went, on our way to Holland in 2013, the SatNav directed us round Antwerp via the motorway system. As I remember it, we went through a tunnel under the river. All was very easy with no hold-ups. Probably around mid afternoon I think.
     
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    As others have said, just avoid rush hour times ( I know it can be difficult but hey, it is those sort of times we just stop for a wee bite and a cuppa ! )
     
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    We drove round Antwerp at the end of June on a Friday afternoon, it was a nightmare. Vowed never to do that again
     
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