Chaotic rush hour expected as May vacation starts

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Dutch roads will be extremely busy on Thursday afternoon, ANWB expects. Not only are many Dutch going away for the May vacation, but with King's Day on Friday, many people are also going away for the long weekend, RTL Nieuws reports.

Evening rush hour will also start earlier than normal, the ANWB warns. The roads towards the coast and to Den Helder, for the ferry service to Texel, will be particularly busy.

For King's Day itself, the  ANWB doesn't expect much traffic. However, it will be busier than normal in the large cities and in Groningen, where King Willem-Alexander and his family will celebrate his birthday. 

The May vacation this year is from Friday April 27th until Sunday May 6th. But many schools deviate from that directive and add another week to this vacation.