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Amsterdam Mayor Broadens All Club Opening Hours During ADE

The Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan has decided that all clubs may be opened until 8 AM during ADE, granting most clubs an additional 3 hours of time before closing. The decision was made on account of the busy turnout that is expected during this time of the year, when nearly 300.000 people gather in Amsterdam for one of the biggest events in the city. The broader opening hours apply to Wednesday October 15th, until Monday October 20th. The idea behind the decision was to prevent clubs all closing at the same time, which can cause mayhem in the ... Read more

Free Water At Festivals Enforced By Amsterdam Mayor

Mayor van der Laan of Amsterdam has called on every festival organization in Amsterdam to make free refills of water bottles possible at future outdoor events. The decision was made together with the VVD delegation in the city council. Festival Security In June, criticism surfaced after visitors at various festivals were rudely handled by security at the water taps when they tried to refill their water bottles. One of the visitors that had experienced such an encounter stated that she was given a simple choice : “Either you go, or the bottle goes”. Since then more events have had to ... Read more