The idea has already been implemented in other cities to avoid long queues for restaurants and bars. The wristbands have a different color each day and cannot be removed without tearing them. That should prevent fraud. The Maastricht hospitality industry has set up the system itself and is responsible for the security officers who carry out the checks. Funding comes from the government. The locations at City Hall, Stationsstraat and Sporenstraat are open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.
The municipality will continue to promote the wristband locations in the coming week in the hope that more people will use them next weekend.