Part around Utrecht Central will become a residence permit area, the municipality is further developing the plan

6 arrests and 236 fines at police control around Utrecht

There has been considerable nuisance under the bulbous roof for a long time. Shoplifting, violence, pickpocketing and stabbing incidents are commonplace. According to the municipality, different groups are responsible for the nuisance. Sometimes they are people with a drug or alcohol addiction. At other times it is a group of EU migrant workers. In addition, there is also regularly a group of safelanders who cause nuisance. These are people who have applied for asylum in the Netherlands, but have little chance of being allowed to stay here because their country is considered safe.