From time to time, quite spectacular videos turn up from hot air balloons landing in unusual or even quite tight spots, such as a soccer field in Vlijmen, a road in Nijkerk, or even a small playground in Utrecht.
While I appreciate the fact that only the height can be controlled and not much else, I can't help but wonder if it's safe to do so, and if it's allowed.
I've tried searching, but all that turned up was information on landing on a farmer's field. That is allowed and there are rules for handling that.
Are there any regulations concerning landing in built-up areas? Or can a balloon land anywhere?
I'm mainly interested in the Dutch law and regulations, but wouldn't mind learning about those in other countries. I'm also curious to learn what the considerations are when choosing a landing spot.