Source: Trouw, Netherlands, August 10
Of course critics are right to point out that a huge number of summer events involving masses of people and lots of noise have been organized. This year will see almost 300 in Amsterdam alone. Above all, the droning bass rhythms of the dance festivals are a source of irritation. But as long as the municipalities make sure the noise level goes down at the agreed time, people should be able to put up with it….
Real noise pollution must be fought, but citizens must also be flexible and not so quick to complain. Festivals need room for music culture to thrive. The Woodstock generation in particular should understand that.