Fireworks have been wildly unpopular amongst many in society for years now. Those who own cats and dogs or who have children are often irritated and inconvenienced by loud bangs during the festive season, and if you’ve ever even glimpsed at social media in December then you’ll know what I’m talking about. Those threads can get heated, all jokes aside.
Now Amsterdam city council have decided fireworks one NYE will be banned this festive season. So, if you were hoping for a huge, home-organised display then you’ll have to head elsewhere as an amendment has officially been made to the local bylaws, solidifying the ban.
However, this doesn’t mean that you won’t see fireworks in Amsterdam this winter, because there will still be council-organised professionally-run fireworks displays to watch. Plus, let’s face it, fireworks and alcohol are not a good combination but if you go and see a proper display then you can drink and not fear for your life every time you light a fuse.
This ban was also around last year, so it probably won’t come as a surprise. Other cities and towns across the Netherlands have enacted the same ban this year: Heumen, Schiedam, Bloemendaal, Heemstede, Soest, Mook en Middelaar, Utrechtse Heuvelrug, Apeldoorn, Amsterdam, Haarlem, Nijmegen, and Rotterdam