Traffic update: avoid motorways between Utrecht and The Hague tomorrow morning

Due to the farmers’ protest, traffic authorities have advised drivers to avoid the motorways around Utrecht tomorrow morning. You can expect traffic jams to occur between Utrecht and The Hague later on in the morning, reports NOS.

There will also be roadworks on the Galecopper Bridge on the A12, which could add to drivers’ delays. Tractors will drive to De Bilt to protest against the nitrogen measuring methods of National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM).

Farmers’ protest has been moved to sports field in De Bilt

Following the farmers’ breach of the provincial house in Groningen, the RIVM is taking precautions. Most of its employees will work from home tomorrow, save those who are “essential for the continuity of critical processes”. The farmers were originally planning to meet with officials from the RIVM head office in Bilthoven, to request clarification nitrogen measuring methods in the Netherlands. However, the protest has now been moved to a sports park in De Bilt.

Farmers will protest in The Hague later on

Following this protest, farmers will make their way to The Hague, to protest again at the Binnenhof. This is expected to take place in late morning, which is when you would want to avoid the motorways between Utrecht and The Hague. Road users can expect considerable delays on this route.

Arrests made after farmers’ protest yesterday in Groningen

Tensions can be expected to be high, as the police have arrested several farmers following the protest in Groningen yesterday, including the man who forced open the door of the provincial house with his tractor, and the co-driver of the tractor that knocked down the fences on the Vismarkt.

Will these delays affect you tomorrow? Let us know in the comments below. 

Feature image: @Josephine76/Twitter

Ailish Lalor
Ailish was born in Sydney, Australia, but grew up by a forest in south-east Ireland, which she has attempted to replace with a living room filled with plants in The Hague. Besides catering to her army of pannenkoekenplantjes, Ailish spends her days convincing her friends that all food is better slightly burnt, plotting ways to hang out with dogs and cats, and of course, writing for DutchReview.


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