It is prohibited to drive if you are over the 0.5 blood alcohol level. Driving under the influence is a criminal offense and applies to driving a car and riding a motor bike, scooter, moped or bicycle.
You risk a fine of euro 80(between 0.5 - 1 blood alcohol level) and euro 250 between 1 and 1.8 blood alcohol level. If you are over 1.8 blood alcohol level your case will be taken to court. In addition to a fine, you may be temporarily banned from driving.
For the record, trafficking in (importing or exporting), selling, producing and processing either hard or soft drugs are offenses in Holland. However, the use of drugs is not an offense because the aim of Dutch policy is to prevent and limit the damage drug use causes both the individual and society.
A coffee shop can best be described as a café which does not sell alcoholic beverages and in which, under certain circumstances, soft drugs may be sold. Although the sale of soft drugs is an offense, low priority is given to the prosecution of coffee shop owners, provided they sell small quantities only and meet the following conditions:
no more than five grams per person may be sold in any one transaction;
no hard drugs may be sold;
drugs may not be advertised;
the coffee shop must not cause any nuisance;
no drugs may be sold to persons under the age of 18, nor may minors be admitted on the premises. The mayor of a city has authority to close coffee shops which do not meet these conditions.
Its not allowed to walk with glass in the centre or.......pee! it will cost you 45 euro!
Ladies be aware while you have youre drinks, some-one could put GHB 'rape-drug' in youre glass without you noticing!
more info(only in dutch sorry)http://www.drugsinfoteam.nl/ghb.htm and
or got to (english)
Like every bigger city, Eindhoven has its dangerous areas...in the center, Dommelstraat and Stationsplein are known for probable fights, stabbings and more of this, so be aware. When you leave the center, avoid spots that look dark...you never know what will happen.
Outside on the streets its forbidden to pee around by men, u pay a big fine if the police will see this. And the toilets are not meant to put beer in it:-)
Picture i took on Queensday 2004.
There is a Euro 46.00 fine on P-ing in public. Also it is forbidden to drink alcohol in the streets.
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