All stores of Albert Heijn, Etos and Gall & Gall are faced with a pin failure on Friday morning.

When asked, a spokesperson confirms this to NU.nl.

This also concerns the AH to go stores and the stores in Belgium.

According to the spokesperson, it is a network outage.

"We are working with KPN to solve the problem," said the spokesperson.

"Customers can pay in cash."

The spokesperson could not yet say whether there are also stores that have temporarily closed the door.

Albert Heijn, Etos and Gall & Gall are all part of the same concern;

Ahold Delhaize.

The spokesperson emphasizes that customers can still make their purchases and pay via the websites.

There are 1,000 AH stores and 550 Etos stores in the Netherlands.