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From 1 July 2008 there will be a new anti-smoking regulation.

Smoking in all public places (governmental buildings, local governmental buildings, schools, hospitals, all public transportation including stations) is already prohibited.

From July 1st 2008 this will also include hotels, restaurants, pubs, and also shopping malls, congress halls, concert halls, and airports.
Outside terraces at restaurants are ok to smoke.
The restaurant business (and all other related businesses) may have separate, closed off rooms and spaces for smokers. Staff is not allowed to serve there.
In coffeeshops the area where the products are sold must be smoke free.

Trespassing will be fined.

Website: http://www.simplyamsterdam.nl/news/Smoking_ban_in_the_Netherlands_from_July_2008_but_not_in_coffeeshops.htm

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  • Updated Feb 26, 2008
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