There was also an explosion in the park in the night from Sunday to Monday this week. Then the front door and porch of Café in the City were badly damaged.
It is not yet clear whether the two explosions are related, a police spokesperson said. “This time the explosion was on the street, in front of another catering facility. So not at the same catering facility from a few days ago.” It is not clear how extensive the damage is.
Because it was still very busy at night in the vicinity of Leidseplein, many people witnessed the incident. Police spoke to a number of witnesses who saw at least one person run away. No one has been arrested so far.