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The Netherlands

An interview with Tony Hoevenaars

Tony Hoevenaars is the Managing Director of Cubacigar Benelux. Cubacigar Benelux is the distributor of Cuban cigars in The Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg. And recently, they filed a lawsuit versus the Dutch state about the new legislation. Reason for us to do an...

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Coffee infused cigars coming to The Netherlands

Coffee infused cigars coming to The Netherlands. Coffee infused cigars are amongst the most popular infused cigars. And that’s because coffee and cigars are closely related and match well. Some cigar producers have coffee as well. Jas Sum Kral, Kafie and Arturo Fuente...

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La Casa del Habano Maastricht changes ownership

La Casa del Habano Maastricht changes ownership. In December 2015 the shop opened its doors at a the Stationstraat in Maastricht. Maastricht is the capital of Limburg, the most southern province of The Netherlands. Squeezed in between Belgium on one side and Germany...

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La Estrella Polar coming to Europe

La Estrella Polar coming to Europe. The cigar is being rolled out in Europe as we speak. And it's available in select Asian markets as well. In the USA we know General Cigars brand La Estrella Cubana. Due to the Cuban trade embargo any Cuban denominations on cigars...

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The Netherlands speeds up legislation

The Netherlands speeds up legislation. Last October, secretary of state Paul Blokhuis, of the conservative Christen Unie, released the ‘prevention agreement’. In this, one-sided, agreement the government and anti-smoke groups announced legislation against smoking....

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Latest Robusto Magazine is available

Latest Robusto Magazine is available for download. Now if you can’t read Dutch, stop reading. Then this article is not for you. The online magazine Robusto is only available in that language. The new pdf download is the sixth edition of the magazine. It all started in...

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The Cat Jazz & Cigar bar reopened

The Cat Jazz & Cigar bar reopened. The oldest cigar bar in The Netherlands reopened its doors last Sunday. For the last seven months, The Cat was closed. That was due to waiting on the right permits from the Rotterdam city council.

 TinTin The Cat is the oldest...

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Balmoral Añejo XO Connecticut for the Benelux

Balmoral Añejo XO Connecticut for the Benelux. The cigars will be released on the Belgian and Dutch market this month. Germany and Switzerland had the European debut of the line a few weeks ago. Previously, the cigars were only available in the United States. 

Royal...

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Royal Danish events in The Netherlands

Royal Danish events in The Netherlands. This weekend, Jan Vistisen, the owner of Royal Danish Cigars, is visiting the lowlands again. And there are 4 events planned, two on Sunday, one on Monday and one on Tuesday.

 Sunday events Tomorrow, Sunday may 5th, Vistisen...

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Daddy Mac tasting in Zwijdrecht

Daddy Mac tasting in Zwijdrecht. Rokerscentrum Boulogne is hosting a cigar tasting on May 13th. And special guest will be importer, distributor, and retailer Sasja van Horssen.

 With four specialized tobacco shops, he is the biggest cigar retailer in the country....

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Birthdays and events
May 22
EVENT: Turmeaus Knutsford
May 25
CSWC Qualifier, Copenhagen, Denmark
, EVENT: Big Smoke Copenhagen, Denmark
, Gerard Hayes (Nicoya)
May 27
CSWC Qualifier, Oslo, Norway
May 31
International Enjoy a Cigar day
June 1
CSWC Qualifier, Sweden
June 3
Art Garcia (Antigua Esteli Cigars)
June 4
EVENT: El Artista event, Cigarworld, Dusseldorf
June 7
Philip Zanghi (Debonaire)
, Sasja van Horssen (Ilja Cigars)
June 8
CSWC Qualifier, Romania
, EVENT: Noche del Habano, Brussels
June 12
Bradley Rubin (Alec Bradley)
, CSWC Qualifier, Finland
, CSWC Qualifier, Luxembourg
June 13
EVENT: Amicigar Weekend, Italy
June 14
CSWC Qualifier, Italy
, CSWC Qualifier, Talinn, Estonia
, EVENT: Amicigar Weekend, Italy
June 15
EVENT: Amicigar Weekend, Italy
June 16
CSWC Qualifier, Talinn, Estonia
, EVENT: Amicigar Weekend, Italy
June 19
EVENT: La Casa del Habano, Chester
, EVENT: Turmeaus Knutsford
June 21
EVENT: with Didier v Houvenaghel, Colli del Tronto, Italy
June 22
CSWC Qualifier, Kiev, Ukraine
, EVENT: with Didier v Houvenaghel, Colli del Tronto, Italy
June 23
EVENT: with Didier v Houvenaghel, Colli del Tronto, Italy
June 30
CSWC Qualifier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
July 5
Christian Eiroa (CLE)
, CSWC Qualifier, Zurich, Switzerland
July 7
Gaby Kafie (Kafie Cigars)
July 10
EVENT: Kristoff Gin Tonic pairing event, Cigarworld, Dusseldorf
July 13
CSWC Qualifier, Madrid, Spain
, EVENT: Robert Graham 145th birthday event, Dunfermline, UK
July 17
Jan Vistisen (Royal Danish)
July 24
Gustavo de Hostos (Puros de Hostos)
July 25
Hector J Alfonso sr (Espinosa Cigars)
July 28
Antonio Gomez (La Flor Dominicana)
August 3
Juan Lopez (Gurkha Cigars)
August 7
Kurt van Keppel (Xikar)
August 12
Jesper Petersen (Splendid Cigars)
August 15
Erik D Espinosa (Espinosa Cigars)