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 mi Exit Destinations Notes
North Holland Muiden 42 26 A1 – Muiden, Naarden
Naarden 43 27 1 IJsselmeerweg
Flevoland Almere 46 29 2 N701 northwest (Poortdreef) / Elementendreef – Almere Poort
48 30 3 N702 north / S101 north – Almere Stad-West
51 32 4 S102 – Almere Haven, Almere Stad-West
53 33 5 N305 north / S103 south – Almere Stad, Vogelhorst
56 35 6 N703 northwest / S104 northwest – Almere Stad-Oost, Almere Buiten-West
57 35 A27 southeast – Vogelhorst, Huizen
59 37 7 S105 northwest – Almere Buiten
61 38 8 N702 northwest (Buitenring) / S106 northwest (Buitenring) – Almere Buiten-Oost
Lelystad 75 47 10 N309 northwest / N302 – Harderwijk, Lelystad
87 54 11 N302 west (Houtribweg) / N307 east (Houtribweg) – Lelystad, Swifterband, Dronten
Dronten 98 61 12 N711 southeast – Swifterband Westbound exit and eastbound entrance only
Urk 103 64 13 N352 – Urk, Nagele, Ens
Noordoostpolder 109 68 14 N717 – Emmeloord
111–
280
69–
174
N50 southeast – Ens, Kampen
283 176 15 N331 east / N351 – Marknesse, Emmeloord
287 178 16 N715 – Bant, Luttelgeest, Kuinre
Friesland Lemsterland 297 185 17 N359 west (Rondweg) / N712 southwest (Zeedijk) – Lemmer
300 186 18 N354 northwest (Herenweg) / N924 east (Herenweg) – Oosterzee-Gietersebrug, Woudsend
Scharsterland 305 190 19 N927 west – Sint Nicolaasga
311 193 A7 / Geert Knolweg – Joure, Heerenveen, Sneek
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

External links[edit]

Media related to Rijksweg 6 at Wikimedia Commons