Craving some meatballs or some sweet Swedish furniture? Well, you’re not alone! Christmas has come early for eager shoppers in Rotterdam. As well as terraces opening and curfew ending, today is the first day you can shop without booking a time slot in the Netherlands.
At least this was the case at IKEA in Barendrecht, and Primark in Rotterdam, reports the NOS. From today, a maximum of two people per 25m2 are allowed in a non-essential shop (no change from before) but now you don’t have to worry about those pesky reservations (wohoo!)
The restrictions on numbers are not putting off furniture fanatics. It seems people have been desperate for a Billy bookcase, as hundreds queue to ready to shop at IKEA. As you can see, people were equally eager to get to Primark.
The tweet roughly translates to: “If anyone still thought that our consumption behaviour would change permanently in the post-corona era, here’s a sneak peek. Soon again people will be going to Bali and New York three times a year, looking forward to it.”
Voor als iemand nog dacht dat ons consumptiegedrag blijvend zou veranderen in het post-coronale tijdperk, hier een voorproefje. Binnenkort weer heerlijk drie keer per jaar naar Bali en Niew Jorrek kachelen, zin in. https://t.co/0X5V6ZmJZa— Clemens van den Berg (@CGvandenBerg) April 28, 2021
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