Winter Break Amsterdam is a UK based organisation, which operates under the local laws of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
The Netherlands is famous for its tolerant drugs policy, but drugs are illegal in the Netherlands.
All drugs are forbidden in the Netherlands: It is illegal to produce, possess, sell, import and export drugs. However, the government designed a drug policy which tolerates smoking cannabis under strict terms and conditions.
Cannabis is only permitted in licensed venues (Coffee Shops). Coffee shops are governed by strict laws that control the amount of permitted soft drugs, and the conditions in which it is sold and used. Persons under the age of 18 are prohibited from buying drugs and are barred access to coffee shops.
Winter Break Amsterdam uses venues that are operated by independent venue management and under the laws of The Netherlands, do not permit the use of drugs and have zero tolerance for illegal drug use in their clubs – much like a club in the UK.
Should you be found with illegal highs, you will have these confiscated and will be evicted and/or denied entry to our venues via security and in some cases handed to local police.
We understand that even after our security and awareness measures are put in place and actioned – we have to acknowledge that our guests may bring and experiment with drugs during the event. Although we do not condone drug use to any level please remember that substance abuse can be extremely dangerous and harmful – sometimes even life threatening, especially when mixed with alcohol.
Please ensure that if you begin to feel ill, depressed, frightened or generally not yourself – you alert a member of staff right away and try to drink plenty of water to keep you hydrated.
The health and safety of our guests is extremely important and we are here to help.
Please take into account that all of our venues are club venues and the sheer alcohol intake causes huge danger when mixed with drugs, causing a sometimes fatal chemical reaction. Please see below for particular combinations and their issues: