People in the Netherlands are drinking less coffee, but are more willing to spend more for a quality cup of the caffeinated beverage. In liters, the amount of coffee consumed in the Netherlands decreased by roughly 8 percent since 2005. But the amount of money spent on coffee increased by 20 percent, NOS reports based on figures from the Euromonitor.
A round of drinks on a terrace is again most expensive in Amsterdam, making the Dutch capital the most expensive terrace city in the Netherlands for the fourth year in a row. Like last year, Zwolle's terraces are cheapest, according to the annual terrace study by consultancy firm Van Spronsen & Partners, ANP reports.
The number of bars in the Netherlands decreased by 4 percent to 8,950 over the past five years, according to hospitality consulting company Van Spronsen & Partners. The consultancy attributes the decrease in bars to Dutch teenagers and young people being increasingly focused on a healthier lifestyle, AD reports.
For the third year in a row, terraces in Amsterdam are the most expensive in the Netherlands, according to the annual terrace study by hospitality consultancy firm Van Spronsen & Partners. This year Zwolle came out the cheapest terrace city for the first time.
People going out for a round of drinks on a terrace will pay the most in Amsterdam and the least in Almere. The capital moved up from 4th place last year and after two years is now once again the most expensive city in which to have a drink on a terrace, taking the first place from Haarlem.
The number of restaurants showed an increase in the past five years with 3.1 percent, despite the economic crisis. The four large cities even showed an increase of 7.7 percent, as evidenced form a study by Van Spronsen & Partners consultancy.