Woman still needs to pay fine for peeing in public in Amsterdam

Aaaaah this is a jolly headliner right?

The fine that a 23-year-old woman received in 2015 because she was caught for public urination on the Leidseplein in Amsterdam, is maintained. The woman went to court because she found it unfair that there were more public restrooms for men than for women. However, the amount will be reduced by 50 euros to 90 euros, as it took a long time before the case came to court as it turned out after the court meeting in Amsterdam on Monday.

The Case

The woman, Geerte Piening, could not hold it up anymore after a night of drinking and according to her, everything at Leidseplein was already closed and the nearest public toilet was two kilometers away (seems do-able?). She then decided to make a move for it. She was caught and received a 140 euros fine. She fought this decision last Monday because she found it discriminatory that there were 45 urinoirs for men and only a few public restrooms for women.

The judge agreed with her that there aren’t that many public restrooms for women, but that if she wanted to then the urinoir for men was also a way to go…

So we ask you proud women (but also sometimes drunken women) at DutchReview. Really? Is that an option?

Abuzer van Leeuwen πŸ‡³πŸ‡±
Abuzer van Leeuwen πŸ‡³πŸ‡±http://www.abuzervanleeuwen.nl
Abuzer founded DutchReview a decade ago because he thought expats needed it and wanted to make amends for the Dutch cuisine. He has a Masters in Political Science and IT but somewhere always wanted to study history or good old football. He also a mortgage in the Netherlands and will happily tell you too how to get one. Born and raised in Rotterdam, Abuzer now lives in Leiden but is always longing back to his own international year in Italy.

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