Two Amsterdam streets top Netherlands' filthiest

19th October 2009, Comments 0 comments

Johannes Blookerweg in Duivendrecht and Prins Hendrikkade in the city centre are the two most polluted streets in the Netherlands.

Hilversum – The Johannes Blookerweg in Duivendrecht, Amsterdam, is the filthiest place in the Netherlands, reports

The street in the south-eastern suburb of the Dutch capital measured the highest levels of nitrogen dioxide across 700 locations, according to research done by environment defence (Milieudefensie).

The organisation distributed diffusion tubes which measured how much nitrogen oxide there was in the air, an air pollution indicator.

The results were published Sunday in the radio programme Early Birds.

"It's pretty disgusting, you shouldn’t actually go there," said Meta Meijer of Milieudefensie about the Johannes Blookerweg.

The Prins Hendrikkade in the Amsterdam's city centre is ranked the second dirtiest.

Meanwhile, De Telegraaf reports that the Dutch capital is about to introduce a 30-kilometre per hour speed limit to improve air quality and reduce the number of accidents in the capital's notorious black spots.

The first location outside the Randstad is the Eisenhowerlaan in Eindhoven that ranked fourth filthiest position.

In another survey, the island of Schiermonnikoog has been proclaimed the darkest place in the Netherlands, reports

This is not altogether surprising as the Wadden Sea island off the northern Dutch coast only has one village and a lighthouse and most of the land is actually a nature reserve.
Radio Netherlands / Vanessa Andreae / Expatica

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