PM Rutte at Lowlands; Festival a Success Despite Bad Weather

Lowlands was all set to become wetlands this last weekend, but it looks like people still had a blast! The weather forecast predicted that festival-goers would have to go well-equipped with their rain gear and splash around in puddles. However, Eric van Eerdenburg, the director, said that it was still a massive success.

Even Prime Minister Rutte was there at Villa Lowlands! This is the first time that a politician of the highest office has attended a festival.

When the bad weather first came on the radar, a lot of people sold their tickets to avoid a disappointing experience. But Eerdenburg told RTLNieuws that only a total of 7500 tickets were sold through Ticketswap. Last year, 1500 less tickets were resold.

He said that there was some rain, but there were “no major problems”. The festival-goers seemed not to have minded because twitter is abuzz with how amazing it still turned out to be. The sun did make an appearance sporadically, so it was not a total loss.

Were you one of the festival-goers? Did you spot the prime minister around in his typical Rutte fashion? Or did you sell your ticket for half its price? We hope no-one is experiencing FOMO right now! What else did you get up to this weekend? Let us know in the comments below!

Feature Image: Pixabay by Asam801

Kavana Desai
Kavana Desaihttps://medium.com/@kavanadesai
Coping with the aftermath of her 3-year stint in the Netherlands, Kavana is a writer, content creator and editor for DutchReview. Hailing from India, she frequently blogs about the Netherlands, being Indian in the Netherlands, and everything in between. She envisions herself to one day be the youngest person to win that Nobel Prize for Literature (she is also not very humble but welcomes only constructive criticism). In the meantime, she fills her days with writing for DutchReview, writing her master's thesis on art theft, and writing fiction that will hopefully see the light of day soon.

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