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I just came back from a trip, and in Belgium hitching was very difficult. It took ages until someone stopped and we didn't reach our destination in time. We have only been in the french part of Belgium and hitching was as difficult as in France. Maybe only in the north it is as easy as in the Netherlands? --MrTweek

Two guys hitchhiking? Or just you on your own?
My first effort hitchhiking was a trip from Maastricht to Paris, and it was with another guy. We only had one ride, to Liege, and ended up taking a train. I think hitchhiking with two guys is difficult everywhere. Guaka 22:10, 28 March 2007 (CEST)
Well, we hitched a lot together, but it never was as difficult as this time. In Germany or Netherlands we never had problems, in (french) Belgium and France it was kinda frustrating. --MrTweek 22:27, 28 March 2007 (CEST)
Maybe hitching with 2 guys is harder in Francophone areas? I only hitchhiked with another guy in Argentina, and that was doable, but not too easy. It would be interesting to know more about how the gender of the hitchhikers and the area influences the chances of getting rides. Guaka 06:20, 29 March 2007 (CEST)
Maybe, I should try it again in the dutch part of Belgium.
In Germany I found that when hitching together (two males) we get an average Speed of 50 km/h (including the waiting times, of course). When hitching alone I made it to 70-80 km/h, sometimes more. --MrTweek 10:47, 29 March 2007 (CEST)

When I went through Belgium I was with my friend Derek and it was very easy. We started in Amsterdam and made it to Antwerp. From there we went to Gent and then Lille so I don't really know what francophone Belgium is like, but I know it was easy throughout Flanders. But as soon as we hit Lille, it sucked. We ended up taking a train to Lyon. Zactalk 18:12, 30 March 2007 (CEST)