Everything looked like the bonfires in The Hague and Scheveningen would resume for the first time in three years. Last month the Escamp and Laak districts, in addition to Scheveningen and Duindorp, had also been given the green light for a bonfire. Corona throws a spanner in the works.
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The Hague was one of the few cities that hosted the events around the turn of the year of 2021/’ did not want to cancel. By organizing smartly, the bonfires could still take place.
Afraid that everyone would come to The Hague
Yesterday Mayor Van Zanen decided that the bonfires in 2021 cannot continue anyway. Because other cities in the Netherlands canceled all events around the turn of the year, the mayor was afraid that everyone would come to The Hague for the bonfires.
The mayor is now looking into other options are for the night of the New Year. There will be no major event this year. However, it is being examined whether the catering industry in The Hague can open during the New Year. The municipality is now investigating whether small, alternative events can be organized in the catering industry.
A big downer
For the bonfire builders, this is a major setback. They had been organizing the bonfires from the start of 2021. In the meantime, time was running out and the builders also wanted to know where they stand. They write on Instagram that they already saw this coming, but that does not make the disappointment any less great.