Dutch roads with snow and no salt


SAMSUNGNow, when winter is taking hold of Denmark, I come to think of another small difference in how things are done between Denmark and the Netherlands.

In Denmark, most public roads are salted by the smallest snowfall, where as the Dutch only clear and put salt on the largest and most trafficked roads.

When I saw it for the first time, I thought: “They must get the salt out there now, everything else would be irresponsible.” But I found out that it actually works very well. Because, when the snow is lying on the streets, it is the visible, and cars slow down because they (we) expect the road to be slippery.

Furthermore, it’s cheaper and better for the environment.

By Kirsten Bukager

I am a Danish writer and visual artist. After several years in The Netherlands, I am back in my home country. M.Sc. in International Business Administration and Modern Languages fra Copenhagen Business School, Communication and Online Journalism studies at Webster University and London School of Journalism. Bachelor in Education. I have worked with communications and marketing for many years, and recently changed path to teaching (Danish language, Art, Social Studies). I have always had a creative mind and filled many drawing blocks and canvases. I write for pleasure. Most of my stories are about places and people I encounter on journeys around the world. I have an eye for cultural and social subtleties, and I am especially interested in travel and the arts. Drop me a line if you are interested in my art, my teaching, or if you have a question or comment. And feel free to follow me on Instagram.