Amsterdam will soon have each own beach, for the next six weeks at least. The beach will open on July 15th on a vacant lot on Prins Hendrikkade, near Central Station. The beach is intended to be an area where Amsterdam kids can play freely, with daily activities organized for families with young children.
Beach pavilion Blijburg at the Muiderlaan in Amsterdam was closed on Thursday. This was done to prevent that about 185 guests would have become sick of a barbecue that was planned. That was announced by the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA).
NVWA inspectors saw, during an audit, that there was a direct threat to food safety and closed the company immediately. The catering facility suffered from pests such as mice and flies. The kitchen was so dirty that there should not be prepared any food.