Request crowd control barriers for street parties

Are you organising a neighbourhood or street party? Make sure that the activities take place on (wide) pavements, schoolyards, green areas or playgrounds as far as possible. Are you organising a street party in the public space? Then you must ensure the area is closed off using crowd control barriers. You can borrow them free of charge.

Do you need crowd control barriers?

The police and other emergency services advise the city districts on safety at festivities in public spaces. Organisers must arrange for the area to be fenced off using crowd control barriers. You can borrow the crowd control barriers from the Department of City Management.

If you are not using the public space, it is enough to use barrier tape. You can purchase this yourself.

You may not request these crowd control barriers for measures due to the coronavirus.

How long does it take?

Will you collect the crowd control barriers yourself? Then you can take them with you right away. Do you want to have the crowd control barriers delivered and collected? Discuss with the Department of City Management how much time is needed.

Fees

Are you collecting the crowd control barriers and bringing them back yourself? Then you can borrow them free of charge.

The Street Cleaning department of the Department of City Management can deliver and collect the crowd control barriers for you. The location does not matter as long as it is within the city limits of The Hague. The fees are as follows (rates for 2020):

  • For up to 10 crowd control barriers you pay € 261 (excluding sales tax).
  • For up to 20 crowd control barriers you pay € 522 (excluding sales tax).

Have you lost the borrowed crowd control barriers? Then you must pay € 221 (excluding sales tax) for each barrier lost. Even if you collected the barriers yourself, you will still have to pay € 221 (excluding sales tax) for each lost barrier.

Addresses and contact details

Collecting yourself

  • First reserve the crowd control barriers by email.
  • Then make an appointment to collect them (the appointment can take place between 7.15 and 15.00 hrs.). Send an email for an appointment to werkvoorbereiding.vsbdh@denhaag.nl.

You can then collect the crowd control barriers from:

Department of City Management, Crowd Control Barriers desk
Plutostraat 53
2516 AZ Den Haag

Always bring a copy of your valid form of identification and the issued permit.

Having barriers delivered and collected

For more information about placing and collecting crowd control barriers, contact:

Department of City Management, Street Cleaning Department
Trekvlietplein 3
2516 AZ The Hague
Email: werkvoorbereiding.vsbdh@denhaag.nl

Permit

To hold a district, neighbourhood or street party, you sometimes need an event permit. You can look at the Permit for a small event page for more information about this. This application must be submitted at least 8 weeks before the event takes place.

Sometimes it is enough to report an event or you need a permit to use the public space. Go to the Evenementenwijzer to see what you need for your event.