The length and duration of traffic jams in the Netherlands decreased by 63 percent this year, the ANWB concludes on Wednesday based on annual traffic jams.

Thanks to working from home, the Dutch roads were a lot quieter.

In recent years, the number of traffic jams has grown rapidly.

In the first two months of 2020, the number of traffic jams also increased significantly by about 20 percent.

This came to an abrupt end after the cabinet's call on 15 March to work from home as much as possible.

Prime Minister Mark Rutte then asked the Dutch to travel only if necessary.

The call is immediately reflected in the traffic jam figures.

The often daily traffic jams at notorious bottlenecks have disappeared.

Summer vacation caused a small peak

The beautiful weather caused more traffic jams during the day in the spring and in the summer.

During the summer holidays it was even busier during the day than last year.

According to the ANWB, this is partly because the Dutch spent their holidays in their own country.

The ANWB recorded a record evening rush hour of 951 kilometers on Tuesday 28 January.

The Afsluitdijk, where there is work, is the top ten of traffic jams this year.

In second place is the N3 at Dordrecht.

The A27 between Lexmond and Werkendam is in third place.