European route E231

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E231 shield

European routes in the Netherlands with E 231 in dark green
Route information
Maintained by Rijkswaterstaat[1]
Major junctions
West endAmsterdam
East endAmersfoort
Countries Netherlands
Highway system
International E-road network

The E 231 is a European B class road in the Netherlands, connecting the cities of Amsterdam and Amersfoort.

The highway is maintained by Rijkswaterstaat.[1]

Route description[edit]



The route that E 231 follows was originally called E 35 in 1950 in the Declaration on the Construction of Main International Traffic Arteries. That route started in Amsterdam, passed by Amersfoort, E 231's current eastern terminus, Groningen and Bremen, and ended in Hamburg. In the 1950 version of that declaration, there were no routes numbered E 230 and E 231 yet.[2] In 1975, E 230, a new route in the system, was defined and proposed as a road between Amsterdam and Amersfoort, the same route as it follows today. The 1975 version of E 231 followed today's E 232's route from Amersfoort to Groningen. E 35 was also laid down on a new course, running from Hoek van Holland, passing by Rotterdam, Utrecht, Oberhausen, Cologne, and Basel, to Rome. These plans were put into force on 15 March 1983.[3] In 1987, E 230, defined in 1975, was renumbered to E 231. E 231 was renumbered to E 232. E 35 was also rerouted again, now starting in Amsterdam, but following the same route once arrived in Utrecht. [4]

In 1950, when E 35 was proposed, much of the underlying road wasn't constructed yet. The first part of the motorway to be completed was the Merwedebrug in 1933, now replaced with the Muiderbrug, with only one lane in each direction. Before 1942, construction started on embankments from Baarn to Amersfoort, but construction was discontinued due to World War II. In 1948 planning was continued and in 1952 Rijksweg 1, now also known as A1, was opened between Baarn and E 231's current eastern terminus Hoevelaken, which was merely a roundabout back then, compared to the cloverleaf interchange that is located there now. That part of the road had one lane in each direction and at grade intersections, but was already upgraded to have grade separated intersections in 1953.[5]

Exit list[edit]

North HollandAmsterdam4.52.8Watergraafsmeer Interchange E 35 / A10 – Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Purmerend, ZaanstadWest end of A1 overlap
Diemen5.63.51Diemen-NoordLandlust / Diemerpolderweg / VlinderwegWestbound entrance and eastbound exit only
6.84.22Diemen S114 (Weteringweg) / Diemerpolderweg – Diemen, Amsterdam-IJburg
8.05.0Diemen Interchange A9 south – Haarlem, Schiphol, Amsterdam-Zuidoost, Utrecht
Gooise Meren11.27.03MuidenPaperlaan
15.69.7Muiderberg Interchange A6 north – Lelystad, Almere
17.010.65Naarden-WestRijksweg / ChurchillstraatWestbound entrance and eastbound exit only
Huizen24.715.38Blaricum N527 north (Crailoseweg) to N526 east (Prins Hendriklaan) / Amersfoortsestraatweg / Rijksstraatweg – Blaricum, Huizen
Laren, North Holland27.016.89Hilversum-Noord N525 south (Hilversumseweg) / Hilversumseweg – Hilversum
28.617.89aDe Witte BergenRijksweg / Heidelaan
UtrechtEemnes29.618.4Eemnes Interchange A27 – Hilversum, Utrecht, Almere
31.019.310Soest, Netherlands N221 south / Zandheuvelweg / Wakkerendijk – Soest, Netherlands, Baarn
Baarn34.121.211Eembrugge N414 (Bisschopsweg) – Eembrugge, Baarn
Amersfoort39.024.212Bunschoten-Spakenburg N199 (Bunschoterstraat / Amersfoortsweg) – Bunschoten-Spakenburg, Amersfoort
42.026.113Amersfoort-NoordBergpas / Rondweg Oost
44.627.7Hoevelaken Interchange E 30 / E 232 north / A1 east / A28 – Utrecht, Zwolle, Apeldoorn, ArnhemEast end of A1 overlap
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Wegbeheerders". Rijkswaterstaat. Retrieved 12 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Declaration on the construction of main international traffic arteries". 16 September 1950. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  3. ^ "European Agreement on main international traffic arteries" (PDF) (in English, French, and Russian). United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. 15 November 1975. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  4. ^ "Tractatenblad van het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden - Jaargang 1987 Nr. 13" [Treaty Series of the Kingdom of the Netherlands - Volume 1987 No. 13] (in Dutch and English). 19 January 1987. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Dossier A1" [Dossier A1] (in Dutch). 6 August 2016. Retrieved 1 February 2017.
  6. ^ "Stichting Incident Management Nederland". Retrieved 18 January 2017.

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