Amsterdam to expand ban against drinking booze on the street

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Amsterdam to expand ban against drinking booze on the street

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Amsterdam to expand ban against drinking booze on the street

By Janene Pieters
March 14, 2017


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Hanging out in Amsterdam's Leidseplein
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Amsterdam is expanding its ban against drinking alcohol on the streets of the city center. From Wednesday you are not allowed to drink alcohol around the Albert Heijn behind the Royal Palace and on the streets around the Leidseplein, Het Parool reports.

An alcohol ban is already in place for the Leidseplein itself.

The alcohol ban behind Dam Square was lifted a few years ago. "It went well there for a long time", a spokesperson for the district Centrum said to the newspaper. "But last year there were signs of structural and severe alcohol problems." Problems mostly involved noise complaints, public urination, pollution, lingering and violence.

In front of the Albert Heijn is a large staircase that overlooks the Royal Palace. According to the newspaper, it's a popular spot to sit down and have a drink.

The district will evaluate the measure early next year. Then a decision will be made on whether to extend the ban or terminate it.


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do they mean all of those restaurants with outdoor seating can no longer serve booze?

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worldcitizen1723 wrote:
Tue 14th Mar 2017 09:29 pm
do they mean all of those restaurants with outdoor seating can no longer serve booze?
I doubt it! The Dutch are practical and understand the economics of Leidseplein!

However, the steps at the Alfred Heijn, west of Dam Square, had gotten a little rough! Had some issues with an aggressive panhandler on my last visit! I think we had both been to Gall & Gall! Scotch for me; for him?

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That sound pretty bad but with a flask, we can take sips without being noticed immediately
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Flaskaholic wrote:
Tue 15th Aug 2017 02:55 pm
That sound pretty bad but with a flask, we can take sips without being noticed immediately
Check out this amazing article about flasks http://www.flaskaholic.com/7-swigs-from-hidden-flask/
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Yup, thought about reporting it, but it is so well placed :D
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