Holiday traffic caused many traffic jams on Dutch roads on Saturday. Around 2 p.m. there was 270 kilometers of traffic jam, which is much more than an average Saturday, says the ANWB in conversation with NU.nl.
On the A12 near Arnhem, among others, a large traffic jam arose on Saturday afternoon by Germans who go on holiday here. "Due to the coronavirus, there are many more car holidays this year," explains an ANWB spokesperson. "But in addition to foreign tourists, many Dutch people also go on holiday in their own country."
Accidents also play a role. Motorists on the A4 between Amsterdam and The Hague must take into account a lot of delay due to work and an accident near Wassenaar. Three lanes have been closed after an accident on the A1 between Naarden and Muiden. The delay there increases to one hour.
You can see that there are more tourists again in Amsterdam. The city temporarily instituted one-way traffic in the Kalverstraat on Saturday afternoon to create space for shoppers, the municipality reports on Twitter .
The ANWB expects traffic jams to persist in the coming hours.
It is very busy on the road due to holiday traffic including # A1, # A12 # N57 and roadworks at Utrecht and The Hague. At 11.45 am no less than 260 kilometers of traffic jamAvatar