Dutch tips shrinking

29th April 2008, Comments 1 comment

Beer magazine reports that Dutch bar and restaurant patrons are tipping less.

29 April 2008

THE NETHERLANDS - Dutch bar and restaurant patrons are leaving smaller tips, according to an investigation undertaken by Beer Magazine, a Heineken publication.

The magazine found that 48 percent of cafe staff feel their customers are getting stingier. In restaurants, the figure is only slightly lower, at 45 percent.

In 2007, the percentages were 34 and 23 percent respectively. The magazine says cafe, bar and restaurant patrons are becoming 'more miserly and more critical'.

[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]

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1 Comment To This Article

  • Frank posted:

    on 29th April 2008, 13:14:14 - Reply

    For the level of customer service received in Bars and Cafe, i actually think cafe staff are over tipped in Amsterdam! Tipping is not a due, it should remain an incentive for good customer service.