Originally Posted by retrognome
I use the 'southern' route from Calais, via Dunkirk, Lille, Namur, Liege and then on past Spa. It's all motorway, avoids Brussels, takes the same time, and drives the Sat Nav crazy until I'm past Charleroi. Depart Calais by 13.00 hrs to get beyond Liege before rush hour build up, especially on a Friday.
The route I usually take,just on the fact that it seems a 'nicer' way to go.
E40 is a better road though,the 'short' route past Zolder seems to take forever,only used when I have to!!
E42-satnav,I find quite amusing! The 'voice' takes forever to make up her mind as to whether I should be on the right or left of the 42,totally ignores my suggestions of her bovine parentage and being a little silly.