The annual Dobbel Palm beer drinking event will take place in the Wageningen inner city next week. All 500 tickets were snapped up yesterday, 25 minutes after the advance ticket sales started.
'So we started selling the tickets a little earlier,' says pub owner Carel Oomes. 'Otherwise, the queue might have become a streamer all around the church.' Rumours of touting limited ticket sales to a maximum of five per person.
Those who went away empty handed can still turn up in the inner city on 7 November. Palm beers are also for sale at the usual prices. Oomes will try to find a way to cater to these people, but not with additional tickets. 'There aren't enough participating pubs to make this possible,' adds Oomes. 'We also need to consider the safety aspects.'
However, Oomes has arranged for 300 extra Christmas hats to be given away at the Palm wagon that evening. First come, first served.