New flash delivery services in Amsterdam banned for a year

The Amsterdam municipality decided that new flash delivery services are not allowed to open up for a year due to resident complaints. ๐Ÿ˜ณ

After receiving much criticism about nuisance and road safety, the Dutch capital is going to be more strict when it comes to where dark stores can establish themselves.

While not set in stone, the municipality will prohibit the establishment of new flash delivery services until next year, reports the NOS. There go your all business plans… ๐Ÿ›’

Residential tensions

Alderman Van Doorninck โ€” deputy mayor of Amsterdam โ€” explains that having dark stores in residential areas is undesirable for residents.

The municipality believes that having a good quality of life is more important than allowing these businesses to occupy locations and cause a nuisance.

Though, these dark stores must be located somewhat near residential areas if they’re going to stick to their 10-minute deliveries. So, what’s the solution? ๐Ÿค”

New assessment framework

New rules about spatial planning will decide whether or not new or existing dark stores should open their businesses in certain areas, according to the municipality website.

In residential areas and mixed neighbourhoods, the municipality will allow dark stores to open only if they don’t cause any nuisance to neighbouring residents.

The municipality is also going to work out an ‘umbrella zoning plan’. These plans will decide where and under what conditions a dark store can establish itself.

What do you think of the municipality’s decision? Tell us in the comments below!

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Lea Shamaa ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ง
Lea has a passion for writing and sharing new ideas with the world. She enjoys film photography, Wes Anderson movies, fictional books and jazz music. She came to the Netherlands in 2019 for her media studies and has fallen in love with the country and its culture ever since. She loves to ride her bicycle in the city but also feels the need to overtake everyone on the bike lane (she's working on it).


  1. Very good strategy for the neighborhood, itโ€™s very important to think about people โ€˜s feelings, but this decision shouldnโ€™t be taken before getting bikes and setting a whole store?
    Wish all municipalities take care of its people ๐Ÿ’•
    Nice writing

  2. ja omdat ze Turkse bedrijf zijn zeker er is teveel bedrijven die bezorgd thuis zoals thuisbezorgd en andere en bewoners hebben geen last van andere bezorg bedrijven ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€


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