2 weeks Dutch crowd welcomes lockdown in high spirits Inquirer
  THE HAGUE---Dutch people drank and danced to pumping techno music on Wednesday in the final minutes before all bars, restaurants and cannabis "coffee shops" closed as part of a partial coronavirus lockdown. Many of the revelers who flocked to terrace cafes in a main square in The Hague said they backed the measures, which took effect at 10 p.m., but they wanted to party first. "It's the last night before the lockdown, the last time to party. It's a special night for us," house painter Simon Karelse, 19, told Agence France-Presse (AFP) in Plein, the main nightlife area in ... more