Amsterdam expands opening night catering

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The municipality of Amsterdam extends the opening hours for the night catering businesses. From July 1, 2015 may 26 night business on Rembrandt Square and the Leidseplein in the weekend until 08.00 remain open. Now that's 06.00.
Sixty cases with a night permit allowed from July 1 on Friday and Saturday until 6:00 remaining open, where it now is 4:00 pm. Terraces are now allowed on weekends in the winter until 2:00 at night remain open.
Amsterdam terraces different opening hours
Amsterdam terraces different opening hours
In return, go hospitality entrepreneurs endeavor extra together with the municipality to reduce violence in the night and nuisance to neighbors. It is a trial for three years. This, the municipality, the police and the entrepreneurs on the Leidseplein and Rembrandtplein Thursday agreed with each other.
Extending the opening hours is a wish that goes back longer in the City Council and in line with a proposal by the Amsterdam branch of Koninklijke Horeca Netherlands (KHN).
Known hosts to create a relaxing atmosphere by welcoming visitors and inform. They can also prevent escalations to act if needed. On the Leidseplein four youth workers are employed as host, on Rembrandt Square forty students. The costs 120,000 euros per year per square. The municipality and the hospitality entrepreneurs share the costs.
Entrepreneurs need to train and instruct personnel to prevent nuisance inside and outside the case. In addition, they provide free tap water to customers and are happy hours prohibited.
At the request of Koninklijke Horeca Netherlands investigates the municipality or the extension of opening hours at term can be extended to entrepreneurs outside the large hospitality squares.