Busy evening rush hour expected due to farmers' protest
Evening rush hour will be busier than usual and start earlier than usual on Tuesday due to farmers protesting in The Hague, travelers' association ANWB expects. The rainy weather will also contribute to longer traffic jams.
Traffic was already at a standstill in many parts of Den Haag and the surrounding area by 3:30 p.m.
On Tuesday morning the hundreds of farmers heading to The Hague on their tractors already caused the busiest morning rush hour in Dutch history. At its peak at 8:35 a.m. there were 1,136 kilometers of traffic jams on Dutch roads with delays of 3,142 minutes. That is 647 kilometers of traffic jams more than is usual for a Tuesday morning.
After the protest, the farmers will need to head home with their tractors. Evening rush hour is therefore expected to also be extremely busy. Motorists are advised to keep an eye on current traffic information on the ANWB app or through the organization's social media channels.