In almost 70 percent of Dutch municipalities stores are open every Sunday. And after the municipal elections, another 30 municipalities are expected to allow stores to open on Sundays, retail organization Detailhandel Nederland concluded after studying municipalities' plans, NOS reports.
"A great development", Sander van Golberdinge, director of the organization, said to NOS. "Consumers will be able to do their shopping when it is most convenient for them. Obviously we would also like to see a broader opening hours regulation in the other municipalities."