Major traffic jams predicted this morning as farmers across the nation storm the Hague

Hold your horses if you’re planning on travelling by car this morning. Thousands of farmers are expected to jam the roads with tractors and farm vehicles as they make their way to The Hague for a massive protest, RTL Nieuws reports

The farmers are hitting the road to the political capital as part of the #Agractie protest against D66’s plan to halve the amount of cows in the Netherlands in order to reduce nitrogen emissions and free up room for housing.

Understandably, the farmers aren’t crazy about the limits to their livestock and therefore livelihood, and formed the protest in response to a post from sheep farmer Bart Kemps.

“Who is going to The Hague tomorrow? Enough is enough!” Kemps wrote on Twitter. The response? Thousands of farmers will pick up their pitchforks in protest.

More than 10,000 farmers are predicted to make their way to The Hague tomorrow, with 2200 vehicles traversing the road on the way.

 However, only 75 of the vehicles will actually be allowed on the Malieveld in the center of Hague where the protest will take place. The Dutch and their protests, right?

Those travelling the A28 in the direction of Zwolle tomorrow are particularly warned in advance, with farmers planning to block the highway at Hoogeveen. Both lanes and the emergency lane will be blocked by tractors.

Not only will the farmers be storming the city, but heavy rain will cause additional delays.

Tuesday morning traffic, plus farmers protests multiplied by heavy rain is going to make a hectic road recipe. Our vote? Let’s all just stay home.

Have you been affected by the road blockages? What do you think of the protests? Let us know in the comments below!

Feature Image: Holger Schué/Pixabay

Samantha Dixon 🇦🇺
Samantha Dixon 🇦🇺
Sam has over six years experience writing about life in the Netherlands and leads the content team at DutchReview. She originally came to the Netherlands to study in 2016 and now holds a BA (Hons.) in Arts, a BA (Hons) in Journalism, and (almost) a Masters in Teaching. She loves to write about settling into life in the Netherlands, her city of Utrecht, learning Dutch, and jobs in the Netherlands — and she still can’t jump on the back of a moving bike (she's learning!).
  1. First of all it is not possible “to halve the amount of cows” – are you going to cut them all in half? You mean halve the NUMBER of cows. Second, cows give off methane (CH4) not nitrogen.


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