Fireworks to celebrate the end of 2011 and bring in the New Year can be officially bought from licenced locations from today.
By law, fireworks may only be set off between 10.00 on December 31 and 02.00 on January 1.
The Dutch pyrotechnics association expects total sales to be around €65m, in line with last year.
Every year police seize thousands of kilos of illegal fireworks which have been smuggled into the Netherlands.
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