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20-1-2013 10:30 am  #1


By Car/Minibus etc To Adinkerke/Oostende.

Easiest way is to have or borrow a Sat Nav that does Europe. For Adinkerke you can either go the coastal route via Oostende or the motorway. Coastal route is a little shorter but takes longer as it is the scenic route. If you don't have access to a Sat Nav try Routeplanner ... or use a map

Travelling time is approx 45 mins to Adinkerke or if going to Oostende 30 mins.


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20-1-2013 11:45 am  #2


Re: By Car/Minibus etc To Adinkerke/Oostende.

On the return to Zeebrugge your satnav may try to take you off the M/way at Loppem. DO NOT follow that route or you'll have a 15-20 minute detour back to the m/way. The old road is gone and they are putting a new road in which goes nowhere at present.

Leave the m/way at the exit immediately after the Loppem exit to get back to Zeebrugge.

If you've got time to kill head past Adinkerke to Bray Dunes Plage if it's a nice day. Lovely big beach and plenty of bar/resto's.A bit dead though this time of the year.
 It's less than 15minutes back up the canal road to Adinkerke.


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20-1-2013 12:00 pm  #3


Re: By Car/Minibus etc To Adinkerke/Oostende.

Are you saying not to come off at Junction 7 but to continue to Junction 8?


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20-1-2013 12:13 pm  #4


Re: By Car/Minibus etc To Adinkerke/Oostende.

Smoking Hot wrote:

Are you saying not to come off at Junction 7 but to continue to Junction 8?

Correct. I tried it again last month as they had taken the detour signs down on the m/way. My Garmin led me into some roadworks and a non-existant road. I have Lifetime updates for the Garmin, map's no older than 3 months.

Junction 8 is complicated, just take your time and follow the signs.Once on Junc 8 you have to cross 3 lanes in about 100 metres to the right to exit to Zeebrugge
 


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20-1-2013 12:18 pm  #5


Re: By Car/Minibus etc To Adinkerke/Oostende.

Thanks


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20-1-2013 8:38 pm  #6


Re: By Car/Minibus etc To Adinkerke/Oostende.

Just follow the N34 and you can't go far wrong. However long stretches of it are currently under reconstruction and you could be diverted along relatively parallel roads that increase your journey time considerably. Even so I far prefer it to the soulless motorway alternative and would choose it despite the current road conditions.


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