Amsterdam central station plays fairground music to keep troublemakers away

Railway officials at Amsterdam’s main railway station are broadcasting music from the Efteling amusement park in the main tunnel in an effort to drive away gangs of youths and other undesirables, RTL news said on Friday.

The music, used to accompany the waterlily and carnival rides among others, is broadcast from 5.30am to 8am and from 9pm to 1am in the IJ passageway, a spokesman for NS told the broadcaster.

The aim is to annoy people who hang around in the tunnel and encourage them to leave, the spokesman said. The music is played on repeat.

Other railway stations, including The Hague, use classical music to keep troublemakers away, the Telegraaf said.