Refuel gas before entering the Netherlands (Photo Novum)

That’s what Dutch people living close to the border do as well.

This results from a study with more than 4.300 respondents made by Research Agency I&O. A main conclusion is that almost half of the car riders in the border region refuels gas more often in Belgium or Germany since the excises are augmented. They cross at least once a month the border to refuel.

They also buy more and more alcoholic beverages in our neighbour countries. ¼ of the respondents buy once a month alcoholics across the border. Almost 3 in the 10 respondents say to do it more often since January 2014, when the excises for alcoholics augmented again as well.

Refuel gas before entering the Netherlands  (Picture: Fokke & Sukke)

(Source: Autoweek)


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Arianna was born in Rome, Italy and grew up mostly in Florence. When she was 18 years old she came to the Netherlands, where she remained till today. Arianna likes to make trips, discover Haarlem, taste good food, meet internationals and share experiences. Currently she is living with her hubby and 3 toddlers in one of the cutest little neighborhoods of Haarlem, de Vijfhoek.

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  1. Danielle
    Danielle says:

    Good recommendation, it is true Belgium and Germany have different prices in some selling products like gas or other products.

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