Social affairs minister Lodewijk Asscher and MP and anti-Islam campaigner Geert Wilders both paid visits to a district in The Hague dubbed the 'Sharia triangle' on Tuesday.

Asscher made a fact-finding visit to part of the city's Schilderswijk neighbourhood early on Tuesday morning. It was an 'individual visit, aimed at having a look around part of town which is being written about', a spokesman for the minister said.

On Saturday, newspaper Trouw published an article saying the area is so dominated by orthodox Muslims they are dictating what people should wear and how they should behave.

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