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Amsterdam has imposed sound restrictions on outdoor and warehouse events

They will come into effect early next year

  • Louis Anderson-Rich
  • 14 September 2017
Amsterdam has imposed sound restrictions on outdoor and warehouse events

Amsterdam is set to have new restrictions imposed on outdoor and warehouse events starting next year.

Following the news of the City Council's potential restrictions, authorities are expected to roll out these restrictions in January 2018 after having a new bill passed last year.

The move is aimed to benefit local residents with sound readings to be taken at the front doors of local homes as well as onsite. To run an event, promoters must also prove they won’t exceed sound limits by submitting evidence.

Amsterdam’s Night Mayor Mirik Milan told Resident Advisor all the promoters were happy with the results considering the city originally asked for 20 to 25 percent less festivals.

Milan said: “Keeping the scene open to all operators big and small was our goal from the beginning. It will cost them more money but they're happy that they don't have to stop [putting on events]."

There are 82 outdoor and warehouse event locations in Amsterdam, all allowed to host three events a year. All will be affected by the new bill, but 21 areas, mainly in the popular NDSM Docklands and Museumplein, have been given tailor-made “location profiles” to make for a smoother permit application process.

Amsterdam is also planning to raise tourist taxes in the Dutch capital. Last year we named it Europe’s new club capital.

[Via: Resident Advisor]

Louis Anderson-Rich is Mixmag's Digital Intern. Follow him on Twitter

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