September 14th, Amsterdam. Hundreds of students gathered at the Dam square in Amsterdam to protest against the increase of the interest on the student loan. The Dutch government wants to increase the interest on student loans as of 2020, according to a legislative proposal sent to the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of the Dutch parliament, last week. That will amount to 18 percent higher monthly costs for students with a full bearing capacity. National student union LSVb calls this measure unacceptable and demands that it be scrapped.