So you want to open a coffeeshop? Now might be the time of your live. The city of Amersfoort is adjusting its local policy as of February 4th, 2016. After that date Amersfoort allows for up to 7 coffeeshops in the city. The adjusted policy enforces that the location needs to be 250 meters away from other coffeeshops and high schools, 100 meters from primary schools and it may not be located in a residential street.

When you’re interested you get the chance for a spot on the waiting list in the time from February 8th, 2016 09:00 to March 6th, 2016 on the site of Amersfoort. After March 6th, 2016 the applications are numbered randomly in a lottery process. The applicants can expect to receive their spotnumber in the week from March 21st to 25th.