Saturday, December 28, 2019, 15:16
Fireworks enthusiasts from Overijssel today seem to be flocking their rockets, arrows, stoppers and pots at supermarkets just across the border in Germany. “It looks like war”, our correspondent reports about the situation at Lidl in Gronau. There are long lines in front of the cash desks.
The Lidl, but also other stores with fireworks sales, protrude with customers who empty the shelves with fireworks boxes. There are a striking number of cars with Dutch license plates in the parking lots.
Shelves are already empty
There are even people at storage areas of German supermarkets, where the shelves in the stores are already empty.
It is forbidden to take more than 25 kilos of fireworks from Germany to the Netherlands, but the border controls are mainly aimed at the larger fireworks transports.