Most events haven been banned from 14 October until at least 27 October. Exceptions are in place. Read the rules per sector.
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Extra TVL compensation for event organisers, suppliers and hospitality
New national rules apply to curb the coronavirus. As a result, many hospitality and event businesses have had to close down, and suppliers are affected as well. To compensate their loss in turnover, the government has announced that these sectors will receive extra Reimbursement Fixed Costs for SMEs (TVL). Read more on the TVL page.
Events with circulation
Theatres, cinemas: conditionally opened
- Cinemas and cultural institutes are open. They may receive a maximum of 30 persons (excluding personnel).
- Festivity halls or party centres must remain closed.
Museums, zoos, theme parks: conditionally opened
- Museums are open. They have to obeserve the RIVM guidelines. This also applies to cultural heritage sites with a public function.
- Zoos and theme parks are allowed to be open, provided they observe the RIVM guidelines. The head of a local safety region can decide to close zoos and theme parks if necessary.
- Hotels are allowed to be open for guests who come to spend the night. Staying guests are allowed to have a drink, eat breakfast, lunch and dine in the hotel restaurant or bar. No alcoholic drinks may be served after 20:00 hours. Guests must be able to keep 1.5 metres distance from each other.
- Other hospitality businesses, like cafes and restaurants, including terraces, must remain closed. They may offer takeaway food.
- Discotheques and nightclubs are to remain closed.
Holiday camps and campsites: conditionally opened
Holiday camps and campsites are allowed to be open, under certain conditions. Visitors must be able to observe the RIVM guidelines on keeping 1.5 metres distance and hygiene, also at the common toilets, washing rooms and shower facilities.
Coaches and other recreational vehicles
These are national rules. Be aware that additional rules apply in several safety regions. These regional rules are determined by the head of the safety region, and vary according to what is most needed in that area. The head of a safety region may close venues for a 14-day period, if an outbreak can be traced to them. A closure may also be imposed if a venue repeatedly violates the rules. Find your safety region (in Dutch).