News of: Monday, May 15 2006,

No licences needed for soccer championship decorations

All buildings in Amsterdam can be decorated for the World Championship Soccer, without a licence.

Between June 2 and July 10, Amsterdam will in all probability look very orange, to support the national soccer team in the World Championship that is held in Germany.

The only limitations are that the decorations are securely fastened, fire proof, do not damage building that are listed monuments, and do not block windows of residences. Commercial decorations are not allowed either.