We got an ehh… anonymous question for our mag that section. One of our readers wondered whether you can smoke a water pipe in the parks of The Hague. We are happy to find that out for you!
Smoking is not healthy. Hopefully everyone knows that. That is why there are certain rules about the sale and use of tobacco. For example, you are not allowed to smoke in shops and catering establishments. Many stations also have a smoking ban.
Where can you smoke a water pipe?
The police indicate that it is allowed to smoke a hookah with tobacco in public. It is not allowed to put weed or other drugs in here. So you can only smoke a hookah in public with sisha tobacco.
Smoking in a park
There is no national ban on smoking in a park. The Hague General Local Ordinance says nothing about a smoking ban in parks. Smoking is usually banned in the summer in forests, on heathland, peat bogs or dune areas. This is then temporary and only in effect during extreme drought. Incidentally, it is always forbidden to drop, throw away or leave a lit cigarette in these areas.
Is that allowed: smoking a joint in public places in The Hague?
You are probably familiar with the national policy: in the Netherlands you can smoke a joint on the street according to the Opium Act. Did you know…