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Letter Mayor to council
(PDF, 659 kB)

Gedoogbrief voice amplification
(PDF, 492 kB, current version)

Gedoogbrief voice amplification
(PDF, 275 kB, version 2009)

Gedoogbrief voice amplification
(PDF, 278 kB, version 2008)

Press releases SAS

03-Oct-2005: Stadsdeel Amsterdam-Centrum en straattheater artiesten samen op de goede weg. (Dutch)

05-Sep-2004: Straattheater artiesten overhandigen petitie aan stadsdeel. (Dutch)

03-Sep-2004: Internationaal straattheater protest in Amsterdam. (Dutch)

26-Aug-2004: Artiesten protesteren tegen het beleid van de gemeente Amsterdam. (Dutch)

SP Amsterdam

16-Jul-2007: Initiatiefvoorstel voor straattheaterartiesten: 'Niet-EU-straattheaterartiesten nog steeds benadeeld' (Dutch)

Amsterdam Anders / de Groenen

08-Dec-2004: Nota 'Kunstenaars in de kou' (Dutch)

01-Sep-2004, press release: AA/dG steunt straattheater protest (Dutch)

Press releases City Council

28-Nov-2003: Aantal ontheffingen 2004 vastgesteld (Dutch)

Other from City Council

13-Dec-2006: Antwoord burgemeester op schriftelijke vragen (Dutch)

Surveys

Buurtonderzoek geluidsoverlast Leidseplein (Dutch)

Legal (current)

APV art. 2.49 / 2.43,
'Straatartiest en muziek'
including 'toelichting'
(COURANTE versie, Dutch)

APV art. 2.49 / 2.43,
'Streetartist and music'
including clarification
(CURRENT version, English)

Legal (outdated)

APV art. 2.49 / 2.43,
'Straatartiest en muziek'
(versie 2008, Dutch)

APV art. 2.49 / 2.43,
'Streetartist and music'
(version 2008, English)

APV art. 2.16 / 2.11 lid 3,
'Straatartiest en muziek'
(versie 2007, Dutch)

APV art. 2.16 / 2.11 sub 3,
'Streetartist and music'
(version 2007, English)

APV art. 2.16 / 2.11 lid 3,
'Straatartiest en muziek'
(versie 1994, Dutch)

APV art. 2.16 / 2.11 sub 3,
'Streetartist and music'
(version 1994, English)

De Grondwet (Dutch)

Wet gelijke behandeling (Dutch)

Tolsma arrest (Dutch)
Tolsma arrest (English)

Protest 2004

Petition for performers

Petition for public
(PDF, 164 kB)

 

APV Amsterdam - Article 2.16 and article 2.11, third sub.
Version 1994.

Note: this is an old version which is not applicable any longer.
Click here for the current version.

Disclaimer:
This text is translated into English for your convenience at straattheater.info.
However, this is NO official release. Only the original Dutch version is applicable.

Article 2.16 (Street performer and music).

1.   It is prohibited to perform music or as a street performer at by the Mayor described places and times.

2.   At other than the under the first sub mentioned places it is prohibited to perform music or as a street performer without license of the Mayor.

3.   Concerning the performing of music, the under sub 2 stated is not applicable if:
a the music is performed by a maximum of six persons;
b no sound amplifying devices or percussion instruments, such as drums, bongo's et cetera are being used;
c the performance does not exceed half an hour;
d the performance does not take place between 23.00 and 9.00 hours.

4.   If based upon this article a license is obligational, the Mayor can consider the interests implied in article 2.11 third sub.


Article 2.11 (Events), third sub.

(...)

3.   In response to the application for a license the Mayor can consider the following interests:
a the usage of space, time and assisting public services;
b the amount of visitors being expected;
c if the kind of event fits within the character or purpose of the requested location;
d if danger exists for the public order, health or safety, including the fire safety and the interest in avoiding disorder;
e if danger exists for obstruction of the traffic;
f if danger exists for a disproportionate pressure on the living climate within the surroundings of the event;
g if danger exists for pollution, negative effects on the sight of the town, damages to the flora, fauna or public means or services;
h if theorganizer offers or can offer sufficient guarantees for an orderly proceeding of the event, considering the previous mentioned;
i if the organizer offers sufficient guarantees to avoid damage to the environment, or to limit this to maximum extend.

(...)
 

 
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