The police look back "in general with satisfaction" on how the first night went with a curfew.

That says Willem Woelen, leader of the corona team of the police, in conversation with

According to him, the "vast majority of the population" has kept a curfew and there were "youth groups to indicate that they disagree" in only a few places.

In Urk and Stein, Limburg, young people took to the streets and turned against the police.

There, officers were pelted with stones and Molotov cocktails.

"You really have to deal with those people, but it is only a small amount of the total," notes Woelen.

"Let's be glad most of them stick to curfew."

Woeleners found the situation in the four major cities "reasonably manageable across the board".

There was a protest against the curfew in Rotterdam, where officers imposed dozens of fines.

Woeleners also mentions The Hague, where there were "some movements".

Between 11 pm and midnight it was quiet again in all major cities.

"We had 80 percent of the reports of a normal Saturday evening. That also indicates that it has been quieter," said Woelen.

Police enforce 'tight' on curfew compliance

Woeleners calls the number of 3,600 fines handed out for non-compliance with the curfew "substantial", but according to him this indicates that the police enforcement was "tight".

25 people were arrested for using violence against the police or not wanting to leave the street after a curfew.

Eighty people were warned for not being in between 9:00 PM and 4:30 AM.

According to the 'corona chief', the tight enforcement of the police will not change in the next two weeks.

It is possible, however, that fewer agents are deployed.

"When the weekend is over and it is even quieter on weekdays after 9 pm than it already is, we will look at what is needed to be able to enforce properly. Ultimately, that is up to each unit itself."


Difference before and after curfew: not extinct, but calmer