Controversial choice of Heineken as sponsor of '750th Anniversary Amsterdam' (27 February 2024)
Heineken and the city of Amsterdam join hands to make the 750th anniversary of the city possible. The Amsterdam-based brewer will officially be main sponsor of the Amsterdam 750 anniversary year. By attracting beer brewer Heineken as the main sponsor of the festivities, a significant gap has been closed both financially and organizationally. More >>
Dutch adults drink non-alcoholic drinks, especially in addition to alcoholic drinks (14 February 2024)
Dutch people often drink non-alcoholic drinks. For example, 15% of young people drink non-alcoholic drinks monthly (2021), among adults this is 16% (2022). For most adults, non-alcoholic drinks are not a complete replacement for alcoholic drinks, they drink both non-alcoholic drinks and alcoholic drinks. More >>
RIVM: Prevention Agreement does not help enough to achieve alcohol targets (17 January 2024)
The Dutch government wants fewer people to smoke, be overweight or drink too much alcohol. To achieve this, the National Prevention Agreement (NPA) was concluded in 2018 with targets for 2040. The RIVM calculated what the situation would be in 2040 regarding these preventive health targets with and without this agreement. More >>
More points where you can purchase alcohol? (11 December 2023)
IVO Research Institute, commissioned by the Dutch Institute for Alcohol Policy STAP, investigated the arguments of the business community for increasing the availability of alcohol. The debate on the members' bill that makes it possible for alcohol to be sold and served in bookstores, clothing stores, hobby shops, hairdressers, etc. (in the Netherlands known as “blurring bill”) was examined. The arguments of health parties and other stakeholders have also been analysed. More >>
Groningen will ban alcohol advertisements in public spaces (22 November 2023)
The municipality of Groningen no longer allows advertising in public spaces for alcohol, gambling, meat and the fossil industry. The ban will apply to billboards owned by the municipality. That's about 800 plates. More >>
House of Representatives approved excise duty increase of 8.4% (31 October 2023)
Last Friday, the House of Representatives approved an amendment by MPs Silvio Erkens of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy and Chris Stoffer of the Dutch Reformed Political Party to increase excise duties on alcoholic beverages by approximately 8.4% as of January 1, 2024. The increase of 8.4% is just over half of what Dutch government proposed in September on Budget Day. More >>

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