Just 30 cafes have gone bankrupt since the ban on smoking was introduced on July 1, most of which were larger enterprises, the AD newspaper reports on Monday.
The hotel and catering sector had warned that up to 3,000 cafes and bars could close because of the ban. In particular, small operations are said to be vulnerable.
Brewing group Heineken told the AD it has noticed a small downturn in beer sales but blamed the economic situation for the development.
Thank you for donating to DutchNews.nl.
We could not provide the Dutch News service, and keep it free of charge, without the generous support of our readers. Your donations allow us to report on issues you tell us matter, and provide you with a summary of the most important Dutch news each day.Make a donation