Goodbye hangover: Amsterdam gets its first non-alcoholic liquor store

They have been around for a while in Haarlem and Heerhugowaard, but now also in Amsterdam. The first non-alcoholic liquor store opened there on Monday.

The liquor store with the name Nix & Nix can be found on the Westerstraat.

Wines, beers and spirits are for sale at the liquor store. The rule is that you taste before you buy a bottle. “We want to discover with customers what suits their taste or the occasion,” says store manager Clare Downling to Het Parool. “Many people have never had a nice non-alcoholic wine.”

Downling himself has not drunk a drop of alcohol for years and he sees that in more and more people around him. “Many people no longer have that tired feeling of the next morning. I still go to parties and festivals, but I no longer have to think about whether I will feel fit enough tomorrow. It's really great to never have a hangover again."

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