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No forced opening hours for shops

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO

Effective date: 1 January 2022

What changes?

Do you run a shop and do you have agreed opening hours in your contract? Then you will not have to comply with any one-sided changes in opening hours (for example by the shopkeepers' association) if you have not agreed to these in advance. If you have agreed to certain opening hours in your contract, for example staying open on Thursday evening (koopavond), you will have to stick to these.

For whom?

  • shopkeepers
  • shopkeers' associations
  • homeowners' associations (VvE)

When?

The law on opening hours for shops will enter into force on 1 January 2022.

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Please contact the Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO