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Old July 7th, 2011, 03:26 PM   #5761
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The last 130 km/h trials will commence today on the following motorways:

- A17/A58 Moerdijk (interchange Klaverpolder) - Bergen op Zoom (interchange Zoomland), 35 km
- A32 Steenwijk - Heerenveen-Zuid, 19 km
- A37 Hoogeveen – Klazienaveen, 35 km
- A58 Bergen op Zoom (exit Rilland) - Vlissingen (exit Rithem), 44 km
That's, like, 75% of the way when I visit my parents.
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Old July 7th, 2011, 03:37 PM   #5762
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Here's an impression of the depressed section:
That's also what I'm wondering about, they build the asphalt for 2x3 lanes, but they make 1 direction 2 lanes... Why don't they open it as 3 lanes from start, sure it might not be needed or even cause problems at the end, but driving with 3 lanes is much more relaxed, you don't have the problem with trucks overtaking as much and you have more space if something goes wrong.

Simply make it go from 2 lanes to 3 to 2, there are no sliproads/exits in that bit so it shouldn't cause any traffic jam unless the 2 lane bit is congested anyway, but motorists will appreciate having 3 lanes to drive on.
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Old July 9th, 2011, 07:32 PM   #5763
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Assen -> Donkerbroek:

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Old July 11th, 2011, 08:48 PM   #5764
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Progress of the second A50 Waal River Bridge:


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Old July 12th, 2011, 04:15 PM   #5765
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"Somewhere" in Fryslân:

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Old July 12th, 2011, 05:58 PM   #5766
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Highest road in the Netherlands, approximately 850 meters above sea level:
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Old July 12th, 2011, 06:45 PM   #5767
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NL has mountains

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saba
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Old July 12th, 2011, 07:15 PM   #5768
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Unbelieveable. I always though that highest point in the Netherlands was just over 200 meters.
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Old July 12th, 2011, 07:45 PM   #5769
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It's in the Netherlands, but not in Europe. The highest point of the Netherlands located in Europe is the Vaalsberg at 321 m (by the way, it would be nice to see some photos or videos of this hilly area of the NL).

Europe is full of these overseas territories, full of strange legal status (like being part of a particular state but not of the UE).
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Old July 12th, 2011, 08:09 PM   #5770
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It's in the Netherlands, but not in Europe. The highest point of the Netherlands located in Europe is the Vaalsberg at 321 m (by the way, it would be nice to see some photos or videos of this hilly area of the NL).
I'll find some and put them on the border thread. Vaalserberg is not only the highest point with a dazzling 351 m (I live in Mayrhofen, 650 m with mountains up to 3500 m in this area) but it's also where the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium come together, with a watchtower on the Belgium side overlooking the Dutch hills, Belgian Ardennes and the German city of Aachen.
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Old July 12th, 2011, 09:44 PM   #5771
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Not even 351, put something like 321
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Old July 12th, 2011, 10:21 PM   #5772
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Yeah, 321...
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Old July 12th, 2011, 11:32 PM   #5773
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Agnette, would you be so kind to add speed limits feature to your video? The Dutch infrastructure shown there seems interesting.
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Old July 13th, 2011, 12:55 AM   #5774
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Agnette, would you be so kind to add speed limits feature to your video? The Dutch infrastructure shown there seems interesting.
If you should think the road markings have anything to do with the speed limit: some traffic safety officers think that's the case, but everyone knows there's a bunch of different speedlimits known to be coupled to all types of roadmarking.

Typical characteristics of modern Dutch roadmarkings:
* dashed lines: do not exceed this line ! You could end up in the ditch
* continous lines in the middle: if you get irritated after 10-20 km of overtaking prohibition, just think that they are dashed...
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Old July 13th, 2011, 03:09 PM   #5775
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It's in the Netherlands, but not in Europe. The highest point of the Netherlands located in Europe is the Vaalsberg at 321 m...
A friend from Aachen always joked that their city bus goes down to our highest point.
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Old July 13th, 2011, 06:44 PM   #5776
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The highest place in Denmark is the top of the pillar of Store Belt bridge :-)
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Old July 15th, 2011, 01:05 AM   #5777
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..and the highest natural area is placed by Ejner Bavnehøj "Møllehøj" 170,86 m.
...and it has been known since 2005.
Storebælts bridge is 254 m

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Old July 15th, 2011, 12:19 PM   #5778
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Well, those hills in Limburg are nothing to get too excited about. Although they do offer som great challenges on a bicycle.

Here are some images from Streetview:

A79 near Valkenburg:


Near Epen:


More exciting is that Google expanded their live traffic view coverage to a lot of European countries, including The Netherlands:
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Old July 15th, 2011, 03:10 PM   #5779
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Highest road in the Netherlands, approximately 850 meters above sea level:
That's Windwardside, at 400 meters above sea level. I think the highest road is around 500 meter. There's definitely no road to the top of Mount Scenery (877 m), I know from my own experiences.

There is one road that connects the villages, which called is The Road (how easy). It has very sharp curves and steep slopes, but they are very proud of this road since they've built it themselves.

The traffic signs on Saba are a mix of Dutch and American styles, and are sometimes a little bit contradicting:

Saba FTW!
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Old July 15th, 2011, 05:22 PM   #5780
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The traffic signs on Saba are a mix of Dutch and American styles, and are sometimes a little bit contradicting:

Saba FTW!
What happened to that sign?
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