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What is the sense of "a typical lift in the Netherlands is only 25-50 km". Besides the fact that you mention it as "only". Typcial lifts do not exist. To explain it I should study the meaning of the word typical, but the discussion already ends there. If you hitchhike every day to school, and the school is 5437 meters away your typical lift might be 5437 meters minus the meters that you walk. If you like to go from Utrecht to Leeuwarden every weekend, and once in a while, your typical lift will have a different distance. Asking for rides gives a different average, as does hh at night or only on Mondays, or only with your grandmother, alone, a pet or a fridge. It's too rough for me to say "typical 25-50 km" since it depends on what you want to transport, of experience and technique and of your desired mobility pattern. Expected avg is much longer on a return trip Maastricht-Amsterdam than De Cocksdorp-Cadzand.

How do you define a typical lift?

Regards Frank Verhart

Hi Frank! Welcome!
Well, fortunately this is not an encyclopedia, so we don't have to be super exact :) Also, it is a wiki, and everyone is welcome to make all pages more useful to hitchhikers! :) Guaka 19:58, 5 February 2006 (UTC)

Information on NL article

I just hided this information:

  • hitching towards Germany is difficult

Well, hitching towards Germany is quite easy as I think, I hitch over there from Enschede quite often, and never had a driver who thought I might have drugs with me. Also duane police never stopped while standing there.

  • description of three signs

While reading the text its quite difficult to imagine how they look. Maybe adding a picture? Or isn't this information quite useless? Well, whatever. Hope you like the templates. platschisite, wikitalk 12:37, 9 November 2007 (CET)


It would be great and useful if the 'E' number of the highway was also twinned with the A number (as on every country), on many maps it is the most easyiest information to get... and for us -non-europeans- we only look at those on maps (and on the european road map given for free in Canada, this is the info that appears.) Maplefanta 01:45, 5 December 2007 (CET)

Hey Maplefanta. Might be an idea to add/link them, but I guess as, for example, if you hitchhike in Germany, nearly nobody knows the E-road numbers, because everyone uses the A-1,2,3 numbers. Think in the NL it's the same. Totally different it is in Denmark, where all roads have E numbers. Think we have to find a solution for that :-) platschisite, wikitalk 13:11, 5 December 2007 (CET)

E-numbers are hardly used in the Netherlands. Commonly used online maps primarily show the A-numbers. We, the Dutch and Europeans know that Canadian maps of European motorways are rarely used compared to our own maps, which always show the A-numbers and map dependent E-numbers. Adding E-numbers for the Netherlands seems irrelevant for me. For Belgium that may be differenct, since there the E-numbers are commonly used, as these are shown on Belgian maps and on the road themselves. --Fverhart 15:40, 5 December 2007 (CET)