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The bonfires are back on the beaches of Scheveningen and Deindorp

Work begins on building a bonfire in Schevening. Photo: Olaf Kraak ANP

The beaches of Scheveningen and Deindorp will be lit up with bonfires again on New Year’s Eve this year, following a three-year ban.

The annual event was scrapped after numerous cinders from the Scheveningen bonfire were blown across the beach, damaging dozens of cars and homes.

Ann inquiry It was later confirmed that the bonfire, 48 meters above the beach, was 13 meters higher than allowed, but authorities did not intervene and stop the blaze.

The scandal forced Mayor Pauline Cricke to resign.

The current mayor of the city, Jan van Zanen, has given permission to proceed with bonfires under “strict conditions” regarding size. Can’t be wide, local station Omrope West Said.

The ban on bonfires sparked riots two years ago and again during coronavirus restrictions.



https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/2022/12/bonfires-are-back-on-the-beaches-at-scheveningen-and-duindorp/ The bonfires are back on the beaches of Scheveningen and Deindorp

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