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NIX & NIX opens the city's first non-alcoholic liquor store

Every day new shops, restaurants and cafes open in the city. You can read about it in our Net open section. Today: Nix & Nix, the Valhalla for the sober drinker.

After Haarlem and Heerhugowaard, Amsterdam has had the first alcohol-free liquor store in the city since last week, they say at Nix & Nix, the alcohol-free liquor store. In the modern, bright corner building in the Westerstraat, where a home furnishing store used to be, you can go for non-alcoholic wines, beers or spirits. And you taste before you buy. “We want to explore with customers what suits their taste or the occasion,” says store manager Clare Downling (48).

While non-alcoholic beer is well integrated on many drinks menus, wine still needs some persuasiveness. “Many people have never drunk a nice non-alcoholic wine. Here, most customers eventually leave with a good wine that suits their taste. Otherwise, I recommend starting with a bubble.”

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