Unique polling stations: Cast your vote in a trolley bus, pancake house, historical mill
Voters in the Netherlands can cast their votes for their Provincial Councils and water boards today. They can do so at the primary school around the corner or many train stations, but there are also a few more extraordinary polling stations open today.
In the municipality of Hoesche Waard, people can cast their votes in the historical Poldersche Molen in the town of Maasdam. The mill was built in 1749. De Meern, Utrecht, has a polling station at Castellum Hoge Woerd on the site of a former Roman fortress.
In Kerkrade, a tractor is pulling around a mobile polling station. The municipality opted for this method because voter turnout is often low in the municipality, according to NOS.
Arnhem also has a mobile polling station. A trolley bus from 1949 will do the rounds in the municipality from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The city of Groningen set up a polling station in the 13th century Aa-church. Voters can also go to the Hoofdstation - the 1896 building is considered one of the most beautiful train stations in the Netherlands.
Ede voters can cast their vote at the pancake house De Langenberg. Leeuwarden and Culemborg opened their city halls as polling stations
Stemmen in het stadhuis van Leeuwarden 💖 pic.twitter.com/N7oDsg5tLN— Paula ✨ (@paulaheeger) March 15, 2023
Amsterdam voters have a range of special polling stations to choose from, including the Tolhuistuin restaurant and culture center, the Maritime Museum, the Concertgebouw, the Planetarium, and the Olympic Stadium
📝 De mooiste stemlocatie van Amsterdam staat weer tot jullie beschikking! Waar ga jij vandaag je stem uitbrengen?— Het Scheepvaartmuseum (@schpvrtmsm) March 15, 2023
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