A ‘code red’ weather warning was issued to the Netherlands amid a heavy blizzard and snowstorm on Saturday.
Citizens were asked to remain at home where necessary. Deserted streets covered in snow could be seen in footage recorded from The Hague.
20cm (7 inches) of snow is expected to fall this weekend in the Netherlands. Several flights and trains have been cancelled due to the weather warning.
The last weather alert to be issued for the nation was in 2012, according to local reports.