Amsterdam police tell what really happened in the restaurant of man Katja –

Katja Schuurman is furious at the Amsterdam police, who just dared to give the restaurant of her husband Freek van Noortwijk an official warning on Saturday evening at 10:03 pm. The guests would already be at the door with their coats on. The police say something completely different.

They let RTL Boulevard know: “Our boas and agents are responsible for enforcement. They often do so in all reasonableness. In this case too: a few customers were still at the table in the store at 10:03 pm. The owner or manager has been approached about this by our boas. The owner said everyone would be leaving soon. When that had still not happened after ten minutes, a warning was written, indicating the time of the first discovery of a violation. ”

After the message, Katja shares a video of more than an hour later at Freek’s other eatery Guts. Officers still saw lights on and people sitting and so they inquired. The manager explains to them that the staff has another drink. Then the movie stops, but according to the police it got out of hand afterwards. The officers were insulted, followed by an identity check and again ordered to turn off the lights.

Katja Schuurman does not have to be so wronged. Her husband’s restaurants must also simply adhere to the corona rules.

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Accepting the risk that sharing this with tar and feathers will chase me out of the country: “Seriously? An official warning that you don’t stick to the rules -22.00- at 22.03 h ?? Because your guests, wearing coats on their way out, – a last bite of dessert inside -, are not exactly outside at 22:00? @restaurantbreda (A second time the fine is 4000, – euro. The third time you have to close your restaurant, your passion, your life’s work.) The video is also from last night @restaurant_guts, where no guests were present for a long time, but the owners had been cleaning up; it seems to me strong that you are expected to get your guests out, close the door directly behind yourself, and look further the next morning. I can imagine that it is all still difficult for our enforcers of the law to follow, but the tone of this police lady – “I find it very annoying, so just turn off your lights and go away” – comes to me rather rude and without any empathy left. People, in so many different industries, have had to fight every day for months to make their businesses survive. Of course, this doesn’t just apply to restaurant owners and staff. Also singers, theater makers; the entire cultural sector is in danger of collapsing due to rules that are not consistently implemented for everyone in our country, to say the least. I mention churches. And planes. Or Ton from Rossum, who owns a company with coaches, who in that capacity is allowed to transport a maximum of 15 people, but if the same bus is used for the Dutch Railways, this may be 30. With how many different sizes does our government want to measure? We should be completely silent about aviation and Schiphol in this context; every sane person will be completely short-circuited. If we are indeed to solve this miserable crisis ‘together’, we must pursue consistent policy. Preferably based on knowledge and facts. As a result of which everyone can and wants to understand rules and restrictions. Dear government, this is policy for the stage, bureaucracy and arbitrariness. And please also read that urgent letter from doctors carefully before Tuesday. ”

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Last night I was addressed by the police as a criminal and a little schoolgirl at the same time. And this is what I did to provoke that. ******************************************** Restaurant GUTS, 23:28 It is 11:30 am Saturday evening. I am in my restaurant with my partner (Guillaume De Beer) and two colleagues (Vagarsh M Yan and Daan Leurs). We have just finished cleaning up and discuss the evening afterwards. We’re talking about how unnatural it was to have to send the guests away at ten. About their reactions. Some understanding, some disappointed, some somewhere in between. About how much it hurts us to have to send those enjoying people out, because it was ten o’clock for them in one go, because “time flies when…”. About the fact that hospitality is our profession and in our blood and that it is not allowed now. We also sit down for a while, because after another 12-hour day we had that need. Then a police car drives by. For a few weeks now we suddenly notice, a feeling creeps over us, but we are happy that we are not doing anything wrong .. *********************** ********************* The lady in the video below is doing her job. The rules are clear, she says, we thought so too, but why can’t we come to an agreement? Why is our ID still being asked? Why is a report being made to the municipality, why am I standing on the street at 11:30 am defending myself that I have done my work properly that day. And did the lights have to be on or off from Mr Rutte? ******************************************** I take these agents too no blame, because they only do their job and this must have been the assignment. But the catering industry that was still described by Rutte on August 18 as “Safe Haven”, is now slowly becoming the pariah of society. ** Don’t let it happen. We’re doing our best ** We want to be part of the solution, but we’re not the problem.

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