Sander van Golberdinge

Fresh fruit aisle at a supermarket
Jul 17 '18 12:50

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." 

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Mar 30 '18 12:40

One in three supermarkets in the Netherlands will be open on Easter Sunday this year, almost double compared to two years ago. A handful of shopping centers will also be open on Sunday, the first time ever in the Netherlands, according to Openingstijden.nl, AD reports.

63 percent of Dutch municipalities are now allowing supermarkets to be open on Easter Sunday. This year 31 percent of supermarkets in the country are making use of this possibility, compared to 16 percent two years ago.

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