Tag: Holland

Dutch to introduce burqa ban at schools

Netherlands burqa ban The ban only applies to compulsory education, and so does not include higher vocational education facilities and universities.

Minister Plasterk says that adults can decide for themselves whether they want to be confronted with a teacher wearing a burqa.

Dutch church set up as a haven for smokers

Coffeeshop Old Church in Amsterdam Dutch smokers are flocking to a religious movement known as “The Only and Universal Smokers Church of God” following a ban on tobacco smoking indoors.

Michiel Eijsbouts, founder and “Smokelighter” of the church he founded in 2001, has insisted that the Dutch smoking ban in place does not apply to members of his church under national and European human rights legislation.