Also on Friday, when the Netherlands plays against Ecuador at 5 p.m., football fans who go on the road will probably cause extra traffic on the road. Rijkswaterstaat Traffic Information anticipates delays from 2 p.m., the largest crowds are expected between 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. In recent weeks, there were often about 300 kilometers of traffic jams on Fridays, with the peak between 4 and 5 p.m.

    The last group match will be played by the Dutch national team against Qatar on Tuesday 29 November. Tuesday and Thursday are the busiest days on the road. Around 5.30 pm there is usually around 400 kilometers of traffic jams, last week the traffic service reported “outliers” of 550 kilometers of traffic jams or more. That match starts at 4 p.m., the first traffic jams can arise from 2 p.m.

    It is the first time that the FIFA World Cup will be held in the winter. Then it is busier on the road, the weather conditions are worse and it is dark earlier. “All factors that influence traffic,” said Rijkswaterstaat.