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Ageviewers removed from Dutch market (26 September 2015)
The age verification system Ageviewers is removed temporarily from the Dutch market. HEM, the company behind Ageviewers, is compelled to do so because of arrangements in the supermarket sector to boycott the implementation of the system. HEM has already instituted legal proceedings on antitrust grounds against two organizations involved in these arrangements. More >>
Bar closing hours across the Netherlands (10 September 2015)
In the Netherlands there are no national regulations as to opening and closing hours of bars. This is completely the competence of the municipalities. New research by the Dutch Institute for Alcohol Policy STAP indicates that 86% of all municipalities in the Netherlands has set formal closing times. More >>
Drinking water doesn't prevent a hangover, Dutch study says (29 August 2015)
Raiding the fridge or downing glasses of water after a night of heavy drinking won't improve your sore head the next day, Dutch research suggests. Instead, the only way to prevent a hangover is to drink less alcohol. More >>
Dutch alcohol consumption per capita decreased in 2014 by 1.8% (20 August 2015)
In 2014 the consumption of alcohol in the Netherlands was 7.01 liters pure alcohol per capita. In 2013 the per capita consumption was 7.14 liters. So there is a slight decrease of 1.8%. This is evident from analysis of recent data from the Dutch Brewers, the Ministry of Finance and the Education Foundation Wine Netherlands, conducted by the Dutch Institute for Alcohol Policy STAP. More >>
European FASD campaign competing for the NRC Charity Award (11 August 2015)
The campaign 'Too Young to Drink' of the European Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Alliance (EUFASD) competes for the Charity Award of NRC, a Dutch newspaper. More >>
Almost one in five Dutch pregnant women uses alcohol (29 July 2015)
In 2010 19% of pregnant women in the Netherlands used alcohol, according to a study by Caren Lanting and colleagues among 1,410 mothers with babies younger than 6 months who visited a well-baby clinic. More >>