ANWB warns of Christmas traffic
The Dutch who plan to go abroad at Christmas should expect heavy traffic on the motorways in Germany and France.
17 December 2007
AMSTERDAM – The Dutch who plan to go abroad at Christmas should expect heavy traffic on the motorways in Germany and France on Friday and Saturday.
The traffic should not be too bad on the Dutch roads, motorists association ANWB said on Monday. An estimated 700,000 Dutch are expected to travel over the Christmas holiday.
It should not be too busy on the Dutch roads since few people will be travelling to work on Friday, the organisation reports. Many people are already off work by then. Unless it snows in the Ardennes, the traffic on the Belgian roads should not be too bad either.
It is another story altogether however on the German motorways. It will be extremely busy both Friday and Saturday, especially in the southern part of the country. Holiday goers will most likely hit traffic around Munich. And French motorways will also be busy, the ANWB reports. Most of the traffic there will concentrate around Paris and the French Alps.
Since Christmas falls after the weekend, most people have at least five days off, making it easy to plan a trip abroad. The most popular destination for the Christmas holidays is Germany, followed by Belgium and Austria.
[Copyright Expatica News 2007]
Subject: Dutch news