PvdA: what is Koningsdag 2020 going to cost Maastricht?

In just under five months, the city of Maastricht will welcome the royal family. However there is not yet much clarity about the potential costs of Koningsdag 2020.

The organisation of royal presence at the celebrations cost other cities an average of 1.3 million euros in previous years. The expected high number of visitors therefore raises concerns for local political party PvdA, because they believe at the same time it is clear that the municipality of Maastricht is not in a solid financial position.

Financial support for the scheduled event would potentially have to be solved with cut backs in other areas. PvdA therefore wants to know from the city council how the day will be funded and it also wants more clarity about the financial frameworks for Koningsdag 2020.