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Ostend will make beach reservations mandatory

Ostend, a city on Belgium's North Sea coast, plans to make reservation of a place on the beach this summer mandatory, De Standaard writes. "We have made the calculations. On the busiest beaches there will be a system of reservations", Bart Tommelein, mayor of Ostend said, adding "only this way we can do crowd-control". How the reservation system will work in detail is not clear yet.

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