Can I enter a coffee shop of The Grass Company?
Every Dutch city has different rules regarding who’s allowed to enter a coffee shops and who’s not. In general everyone who wants to enter a coffee shop must be at least 18 years old and live in the Netherlands. However, the last part can vary per city. That’s why our shops in Tilburg and ‘s-Hertogenbosch have different rules, despite the fact that they’re from the same company. This might be confusing. So, here’s an explanation of the different rules for both cities. Be aware of the fact that we need to follow the Dutch rules and law. So, in case your home country has different rules regarding expiry dates and validity, we can’t follow them. Foreign driver’s licenses can’t be used as an identity document.
Once you’ve entered you’ll obviously have to abide by our house rules.
In Tilburg, the rules for visitors of the shops in Tilburg are open. This means everyone who is eighteen years of age or older can enter the coffeeshop by showing his/her valid identity document. Your identity document is valid for entrance until one year after the expiry date.
18+ & Valid ID = access to coffee shops in Tilburg.
Unfortunately, ‘s-Hertogenbosch has stricter rules. You have to be 18 years of age or older and you have to show you’re a resident of the Netherlands. If you have a valid Dutch identity card (ID), like a Dutch driver’s licence, you can enter our shops by showing this to our staff. If you don’t have a Dutch ID, but you are living in the Netherlands, for example, as an expat or exchange student, you’ll have to show a valid ID document and an extract from the Basic Registration of Persons (BRP or GBA) of the municipality you’re living in to prove you’re a resident of the Netherlands. This BRP/GBA is valid for entrance until one year after the expiry date.
You can request a BRP/GBA at the town hall of your local municipality or order it online. If you’re living in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, you can order the BRP online.
18+ & Valid Dutch ID = access to coffee shops in’s-Hertogenbosch.
18+ & Valid ID & Extract BRP (not older than one year) = access to coffeeshops in ‘s-Hertogenbosch.
We carry out a double ID-check. In order to enter our shops you must show your ID document and, if necessary, any other documents to our doorkeepers. Our staff will ask you to show your ID document once again at the counter at the table. We ask you to respect this rule.