The National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) asked employees on Tuesday to work at home wherever possible. Countless farmers in the area are expected to protest because of nitrogen measures.
The decision was made, among other things, for safety reasons. "We want the work to continue as usual," the spokesperson told NU.nl.
"There are some people here, because some work can only be carried out from this location, but where possible work is done at home."
The farmers are angry with the RIVM because figures from the institute show that agriculture is responsible for around 40 percent of the harmful effects of nitrogen in the sensitive nature areas. The farmers do not agree with the measurement method used.
The RIVM emphasizes to NU.nl that they are open to an interview. "We are always open about our policy."
The farmers will not protest at the RIVM, but at a nearby sports club.