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Netherlands: Damage during New Year celebrations pegged at $15.6 million

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The Dutch Association of Insurers has pegged the damage to private property in the Netherlands during New Year celebrations at €13 million ($15.6 million) in 2015, reports DutchNews.nl citing broadcaster NOS.

This is €4 million ($4.8 million) more than the damage reported in 2014.

The estimate includes damage to houses, private property and vehicles.

Dry weather was "a very important factor" in increasing the damage bill, the association's spokesman Rudi Buis said.

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