The facade panels that caused a disastrous fire in the Grenfell tower in London, were also used in multiple skyscrapers in the Netherlands, fire safety inspector Peter van der Leur of consultancy firm DGMR said to newspaper Trouw. He could not say on how many buildings exactly these flammable panels were used, but said that he encountered several buildings with facade panels that do not meet safety requirements.
Between 10 and 20 percent of Dutch bars, restaurants and clubs fail fire safety checks, the Netherlands' national fire department Brandweer Nederland said to BNR. This is impossible for consumers to know, as only Rotterdam puts fire safety inspection reports online. Safety experts are therefore calling that publishing inspection reports on fire safety becomes the norm in the country, the broadcaster reports
The municipality of Amsterdam issued a warning to all houseboat owners in the city - keep to the rules of vacation rentals, or face a fine of 50 thousand euros
A number of unemployed people are currently being trained to help the fire department in Nieuw-West, Amsterdam by informing local residents about fire safety, the municipality announced this morning.
The buildings on the Binnenhof of the Firs and Second Chamber, the State Councel and the Ministry of General Affairs urgently need major repairs.
The 1900 windmills in the Netherlands are not sufficiently protected against fire. And in case of fire the fire department is not always able to assist.