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== Hitchhiking out ==
=== North: [[Amsterdam]]===The (arguably) best place to get a ride to Amsterdam is near the 24 Oktoberplein in Kanaleneiland, [[Amersfoort]]where the flyover comes down to the traffic lights. Taking any tram for Central Station, get out at "24 Oktoberplein", walk back to the traffic square, pass underneath the flyover and make an immediate left. Follow the road until the flyover comes down, and position yourself on the small shoulder between the two traffic lights. Absolutely awesome place. Also works well for going south! South: [[Breda]], [[Belgium]] East: [[ Amersfoort]],[[Germany]] ===
There is a [[liftershalte]] - a special spot for hitchhiking - at the ramp of the ''Waterlinieweg'' near ''De Galgewaard'' stadium. It's good for going northwards on the A27 and A28 or southwards on the A12, A2 and A27. Official hitching spot, indicated by a traffic sign with a thumb on it.
To get there, take bus 12 from the Central Station and get off at bus stop 'Stadion Galgewaard'. Cross the road and you're at the sliproad!
If you want to go east, direction [[Arnhem]] and the south of Germany. the best thing to do is to take the train from central station to Bunnik (6 minutes), cross the footbridge across the highway, and walk to the petrol station 2km up the road witch you are able to see from the footbridge. This petrol station on the A12 is very effective. Within 10 minutes you usually find a ride at least to Arnhem. (From this place it is also possible to go to direction Berlin if you take the A50 north near Arnhem)
In addition, the abovementioned liftplaats at Stadion Galgewaard is also a viable place for hitchhiking east towards Arnhem/Germany.
=== West [[Rotterdam]],[[The Hague]] ===
Get down to Kanaleneiland in the southwest corner of Utrecht, for instance by taking any tram leaving from Utrecht Central Station. Get out at "Kanaleneiland Zuid". Walk towards the A12 highway. There's an entry lane leading up to the A12 on your right hand side where there's ample room for cars to stop on the hard shoulder.
Alternatively, try the spot near the 24 Oktoberplein where the flyover comes down at the traffic light. Taking any tram for Central Station, get out at "24 Oktoberplein", walk back to the traffic square, pass underneath the flyover and make an immediate left. Follow the road until the flyover comes down, and position yourself on the small shoulder between the two traffic lightsas mentioned above. Although the road directly leads to the North/Southbound A2, you might get traffic heading west to the A12 as well here.
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