Local councils have so far paid out some €150,000 in damages to companies and organisations which were hit when Queen’s Day celebrations were cancelled this year, according to research by RTL tv.
Local officials called a halt to the festivities in dozens of towns after the alleged attack on the royal family in Apeldoorn. Seven people were killed when Karst Tates drove his car into the crowd watching the royal motorcade.
In total, 39 councils have received claims, mainly from bars and cafes and royalist organisations, and 21 have so far made pay-outs. The biggest amount of cash – €78,000 – has been paid out by Leiden city council, RTL said.
The three official reports on the incident are due to be made public on Friday afternoon.
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