Almost half of all complaints against parking fines in Amsterdam are upheld, says Dutch News online. Daily newspaper Telegraaf reports that 14,000 complaints were made against tickets in Amsterdam in the first half of this year, compared to 23,000 in the whole of 2009.

Parking services in the city are run by private operator Cition, which will not process complaints until fines have been paid. According to Dutch News 12 per cent of all parking tickets resulted in a complaint.