Is it legal to be drunk in public within the city of Amsterdam (Red Light District to be specific) as a 17 year old?

I know the drinking age for beer and wine has been raised from 16 to 18 just a few years ago. But is it still legal for a 16-17 year old to get drunk?

And I know It's illegal to drink in public, but what about being drunk in public?

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  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    No it's not legal, but if you just had a few alcoholic drinks and aren't a nuisance.. the police probably won't bother you.

    Brits and Poles have a reputation of getting so drunk that they can't walk straight anymore, and become a menace to traffic. If you do that you may wake up in a police-cell or a hospital, or worse.

    added: The city of Amsterdam does not have a special status. All national Dutch laws apply there, plus municipal ones like any municipality has them

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  • 9 months ago

    Being an obnoxious drunk at any age is a crime in Amsterdam.

    being obviously drunk in public: €90

    insulting a police officer: €500 or more

    urinating in public: €140

    making too much noise (loud music or shouting): €140

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