Netherlands

New Legislation Bans Online Tobacco Sales in The Netherlands: Impact on Retailers and Customers

Earlier this week, starting on July 1st 2023, new legislation came into play in The Netherlands, banning the sales of tobacco products on the internet. The legislation bans “selling at...

Published July 2023

La Aurora and Leon Jimenes Coming Back to Shops in the Netherlands

La Aurora and Leon Jimenes are coming back to cigar shops in The Netherlands. The Longfiller Company, the largest independent premium cigar distributor in the country has signed a distribution...

Published November 2022

The Big Smoke The Netherlands 2022

More than 250 Dutch cigar aficionados gathered at the beautiful terrace of restaurant Le Barrage in Alblasserdam, The Netherlands for the 2022 edition of The Big Smoke The Netherlands. This...

Published September 2022

The Netherlands forbids cigar lounges

The Netherlands forbids cigar lounges. Starting January first, the Dutch government forbids indoor smoke lounges in any business building. Smoking lounges in hotels, restaurants, and bars were already prohibited but...

Published September 2021

Alec Bradley hooligans return

Alec Bradley hooligans return. The cigar company brings back the popular Black Market Filthy Hooligan Barber Pole and Black Market Filthy Hooligan Shamrock. The limited-edition cigars will be returning in...

Published August 2021

Where is Carlito?

Where is Carlito? He is in The Netherlands. Arturo Fuente and their exclusive distributor in The Netherlands have come up with a limited edition Carlito bobblehead. This bobblehead is wearing...

Published August 2021

Rare Arturo Fuente cigars in The Netherlands

Rare Arturo Fuente cigars in The Netherlands. Before the covid-19 pandemic hit the world, the Fuente distributor for The Netherlands had huge plans. Sasja van Horssen, the owner of the...

Published August 2021

El Cobre is officially available in The Netherlands

El Cobre is officially available in The Netherlands. El Cobre is a brand with strong connections to Oliva. It is not part of the Oliva portfolio but it is made...

Published August 2021

Casa Magna comes back to The Netherlands

Casa Magna comes back to The Netherlands. The brand was very popular for many years after becoming the Cigar Aficionado Cigar of the Year in 2008. But for several reasons,...

Published July 2021

Pandemonium in The Netherlands

Pandemonium in The Netherlands. And no, we are not talking about current affairs with covid, floods in the south of the country, and the brutal murder of a crime reporter...

Published July 2021

Van Dalen Boutique opens its 7th store

Van Dalen Boutique opens its 7th store in The Netherlands. After the recent opening of Van Dalen Cigar Boutique Groningen and Van Dalen Cigar Boutique Maastricht, it is now time...

Published July 2021

Mutations in Maastricht The Netherlands

Mutations in Maastricht The Netherlands. Good news and bad news. An institution closes its doors, but in a few weeks another institution opens its doors in Maastricht, a city in...

Published June 2021

Stairsteps for Pronica

Stairsteps for Pronica. No, it’s not the second Sunday of the month, the day where we showcases a cigar-related charity. But we still want to shine a spotlight on a...

Published June 2021

Bossner update in the Benelux

Bossner update in the Benelux. Recently two Dutch cigar importers and distributors made a deal. Where De Sigarenman didn’t have time to focus on his cigar import, Gajane Benelux would...

Published May 2021

Brun del Re back in The Netherlands

Brun del Re back in The Netherlands. The Costa Rican cigar brand was available in The Netherlands a few years ago. But their distributor back then went belly up and...

Published May 2021

More Costa Rican cigars in the Benelux

More Costa Rican cigars in the Benelux. Gajane Benelux, one of the cigar distributors in The Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg confirms that they are ready to start distributing two Costa...

Published May 2021

Stijn Elbersen emerges as a cigar distributor

Stijn Elbersen emerges as a cigar distributor. For 15 years, Elbersen was involved in the cigar industry in The Netherlands and the last years internationally. At first as an account...

Published April 2021

Van Dalen Cigars Groningen opens

Van Dalen Cigars Groningen opens. Today the brand new Van Dalen Cigars tobacco store in the city of Groningen opens its doors for a soft opening. The largest city in...

Published April 2021

Cortes and Olifant join forces

Cortes and Olifant join forces. The Belgian cigar manufacturer J. Cortes and the Dutch manufacturer Olifant Sigaren are joining forces. For the last few weeks, we heard rumors about a...

Published March 2021

Cigare77 Comes to the Benelux

Cigare77 comes to the Benelux. There are a surprising number of Swiss cigar brands. Of course, none of the brands are made in Switzerland. But if you look at the...

Published March 2021

Casa Magna Returns to The Netherlands

Casa Magna returns to The Netherlands. After a short hiatus, Casa Magna returns to The Netherlands. And not just to The Netherlands but from there the once famous brand should...

Published March 2021

Vegas de Santiago for the Benelux

Vegas de Santiago for the Benelux. The Swiss Costa Rican brand Vegas de Santiago is coming to The Netherlands. Marc Niehaus from Vegas de Santiago and Steph Kronenburg from Gajane...

Published March 2021

Maradona Cigars in The Netherlands and Belgium

Maradona cigars in The Netherlands and Belgium. The legendary Argentian football star Diego Maradona was an avid cigar aficionado. He’s been spotted with cigars on many occasions. He picked up...

Published March 2021

El Viejo Continente changes Dutch distribution

El Viejo Continente changes Dutch distribution. A few years ago, a brand new cigar importer & distributor emerged in The Netherlands. De Sigarenman from Hellevoetsluis. Owner and founder Robert Blonk...

Published March 2021

Liga Bauhaus Expected Soon

In the early days of December 2020, Drew Estate made an announcement. It would release a Liga Privada exclusively for Europe. And even though it is not the first European...

Published February 2021

Van Dalen Cigars Opens the 6th Store in the Netherlands

Or the 7th if you include Cigaragua which is part of the same family. With more and more tobacconists closing their doors in The Netherlands, it is good to see...

Published January 2021

Balmoral Releases Añejo 29 as a Limited Edition

Only 2000 boxes are available worldwide of which 200 have arrived at Dutch retailers. The boxes contain 10 cigars and the fixed retail price in The Netherlands is €135 per...

Published January 2021

Van Dalen Opens a Shop in Groningen

The largest city in the northern part of The Netherlands is without a specialized tobacco shop since Davidoff closed its shops in The Netherlands. Years before, Davidoff acquired Homan Sigaren,...

Published December 2020

Bossner is entering Belgium

Bossner is entering Belgium and changes distributor in The Netherlands. The German cigar brand found a new distributor with Gajane Benelux. Through Gajane, they reach more Dutch retailers than through...

Published November 2020

Ashton Cabinet Selection No.6 #2
The Netherlands prohibits internet sales of tobacco

The Netherlands prohibits internet sales of tobacco. In a new wave of legislation, the Dutch government is prohibiting the sale of tobacco on the World Wide Web starting in 2023....

Published November 2020

Blend 15 for The Netherlands

Blend 15 for The Netherlands. Last month, A.J. Fernandez released his first bundle cigar. Well, to be precise, not the first bundle cigars he makes in his factory, but the...

Published November 2020

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Deforestation in The Netherlands

Deforestation in The Netherlands. Well, it’s not that trees are cut, but the list of tobacconists that are closing the doors in The Netherlands is growing and growing. In the...

Published November 2020

Toscano releases Il Moro 2020

Toscano releases Il Moro 2020. It is the annual limited edition, Il Moro, from the Italian cigar manufacturer. It has become a tradition since the first Il Moro limited edition...

Published November 2020

Plain packaging coming to The Netherlands

Plain packaging coming to The Netherlands. The new legislation is planned to be implemented from January 1st, 2022. But how strict that legislation is going to be is yet to...

Published October 2020

The Netherlands loses another iconic shop

The Netherlands loses another iconic shop. Cigarros Adelante in the luxurious Frederik Hendriklaan in The Hague closed its door last Saturday. The Frederik Hendriklaan is a famous shopping street, famous...

Published September 2020

Daniel Marshall reveals more details of the XXXVIII

Daniel Marshall reveals more details of the XXXVIII. Some information about the limited edition Daniel Marshall by Carlos Fuente XXXVIII Anniversary Cigar was published before. But Daniel Marshall is now...

Published September 2020