A6 motorway (Netherlands)

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A6 motorway
Rijksweg 6
Location of the A6 motorway
Highway system

The A6 motorway is a motorway in the Netherlands. It is just over 100 kilometers in length and it connects the A1 motorway at interchange Muiderberg with the A7 motorway at interchange Joure.

Overview[edit]

Just after its start at interchange Muiderberg and the first exit, the A6 motorway crosses the bridge Hollandsebrug. Next, it passes the city of Almere, which has a total of six exits and an interchange (interchange Almere to the A27 motorway). Further to the northeast, just after Lelystad, the road crosses the Ketelbrug bridge to the Noordoostpolder and connects to highway N50 at the interchange Emmeloord. After this interchange, the road goes north to the city of Joure, where it connects to the A7 motorway at the roundabout-like interchange Joure.

The A6 motorway, of which the largest part is located in the province of Flevoland, is the shortest route between the city of Amsterdam and most parts of the northern provinces of Friesland and Groningen.

Hollandsebrug[edit]

In April 2007, it was announced that the bridge Hollandsebrug, the bridge between intersection Muiderberg and the city of Almere, did not meet the quality and safety standards. The Dutch research organization TNO found out that heavy trucks could cause holes to appear in the road surface. Therefore, as of April 27 of that year, heavy traffic was not allowed to cross the bridge in either direction, and was forced to use the A1 and A27 motorways instead, a detour of about 20 kilometers.

Exit list[edit]

Province Municipality km. # Name Roads Notes
North Holland Muiden 42 AB-Kreuz-blau.svg Interchange Muiderberg A1
Naarden 43 AB-AS.svg 1 Muiderberg
Flevoland Almere 46 AB-AS.svg 2 Almere Poort
48 AB-AS.svg 3 Almere Stad-West
51 AB-AS.svg 4 Almere Haven
53 AB-AS.svg 5 Almere Stad N305
56 AB-AS.svg 6 Almere Buiten-West
57 AB-Kreuz-blau.svg Interchange Almere A27
59 AB-AS.svg 7 Almere Buiten
61 AB-AS.svg 8 Almere Buiten-Oost Oost means east
Lelystad 75 AB-AS.svg 10 Lelystad N302, N309
87 AB-AS.svg 11 Lelystad-Noord N302, N307 Noord means north
Dronten 98 AB-AS.svg 12 Swifterbant Westbound exit, eastbound entrance
Urk 103 AB-AS.svg 13 Urk N352
Noordoostpolder 109 AB-AS.svg 14 Emmeloord
111/280 AB-Kreuz-blau.svg Interchange Emmeloord N50 Gap in km
283 AB-AS.svg 15 Industrial park De Munt N331, N351
287 AB-AS.svg 16 Bant
Friesland Lemsterland 297 AB-AS.svg 17 Lemmer N359
300 AB-AS.svg 18 Oosterzee N354
Scharsterland 305 AB-AS.svg 19 Sint Nicolaasga
311 AB-Kreuz-blau.svg Interchange Joure A7

External links[edit]

Media related to Rijksweg 6 at Wikimedia Commons