Amsterdam initiating strict sound limitations for music festivals
The Amsterdam City Council has announce it will be enforcing strict sound limitations for large-scale music events within the city.
Sound will now be capped at 85 decibels in the Dutch capital, and organizers of festivals will be doing “permanent acoustic research” for performances going forward so as not to inconvenience the city’s residents.
The council also stated that three sound-intensive days per year are acceptable to residents. An exception is made for more than 20 popular places in the city, however, such as the Zuidas, the Museum Square and the new event center in Westpoort.
“Organizers are now mainly concerned with how the sound sounds on the field,” a city council spokesperson said. “According to the new rules, they will also have to focus on the question of the effect of noise on the environment, and how to minimize the inconvenience.”