Large crowds at parks and beaches, police send visitors away

In many places outside Amsterdam on this sunny Ascension very busy. At various parks and beaches were even so many people that everyone was ousted.

It’s the perfect day to the park to look for: summer temperatures and almost everyone off work. But in some places in the city is too crowded. In Bogortuin, Gaasperplas, the Sloterstrand, Park Somer Lust and Marine Land Thursday people were asked to leave. The Vondelpark is reaching maximum capacity.

In places it was impossible to keep from each additional 1.5 meter distance. Therefore, police enforcement and intervention. In Bogortuin were people through loudspeakers to a police van asked to leave: “We ask you kindly to leave the Bogortuin. If you do not, we have to hand out a fine of nearly four hundred euros. That would be a shame! ”

Marine Land had prepared for the influx of holidaymakers. Fences and gates were installed and there were hosts. On the lawn is the area that private property, must not exceed eight hundred people, says a spokesman. “Shortly after noon it was completely full. When it was very crowded at the gates, we asked everyone to leave, because not enough people took away. That went very smoothly. ”

no fines

At Park Somer Lust was not the first time that enforcement officers have intervened. Just two weeks ago, hundreds of people were turned away.

In the Vondelpark, the two main entrances are only open, says a church spokesman. There people are only allowed to park in when someone leaves.

To ensure that it is not too busy in the Westerpark, the municipality has applied markings to remind visitors to the 1.5 meter rule.

The municipality has an online map that shows the locations where it is busy. “But that card is not real,” warns a church spokesman.

To our knowledge there are no penalties handed out.

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