Rules for tourism businesses and events

This information is provided by

Netherlands Chamber of Commerce, KVK

Many corona restrictions have been lifted on 25 September. Read what the rules are.

Rules for events

As of 25 September, you are no longer required to make sure your guests can keep 1.5 metres distance. Face masks are no longer required in most places. Many venues do require a corona entry pass (in the CoronaCheck app, or on paper). See what applies to your business.

All events allowed

All events are allowed, provided the visitors can present a corona entry pass and (age 14 and up) a valid ID. Further conditions are:

  • No maximum number of visitors and no closing time for outdoor events. Catering must be closed between 0.00 – 6.00. Take-out is allowed during these hours.
  • A corona entry pass is mandatory for spectators of public outdoor events, such as parades or processions.
  • No maximum number of visitors and no closing time for seated indoor events. Catering must be closed between 0.00 – 6.00. Take-out is allowed during these hours.
  • Indoor events without allocated seating: you may receive up to 75% of the max capacity of visitors. You must close between 0.00 – 6.00.
  • Multi-day events: visitors must show a valid corona entry pass every 24 hours. You must check this.

Subsidy for cancelled events

Did you have to cancel an event you organised, due to corona restrictions? You may be eligible for a 100% refund of the costs incurred with the Subsidy scheme for events cancelled due to corona measures.

Rules for night hospitality, nightclubs, and discotheques

All hospitality venues, including nightclubs and discotheques, must close between 0.00 and 6.00. Visitors must show a corona entry pass and (ages 14 and up) valid ID. You may admit up to 75% of the maximum capacity of unseated visitors.

Corona entrey pass, yes or no?

Visitors need to show a corona entry pass and (ages 14 and up) valid ID in the following locations:

  • indoor hospitality facilities;
  • festivals, concerts, and events;
  • cinemas and theatres;
  • casinos;
  • professional sports matches.

Visitors do not need a corona entry pass in the following locations:

  • outdoor terraces;
  • shops;
  • hotels, campsites, and holiday parks;
  • zoos and amusement parks;
  • museums, monuments, and libraries;
  • fun fairs and carnivals;
  • swimming pools, wellness centres, and spas;
  • gyms.

Note: in these locations, visitors do need a corona entry pass if they want to make use of the hospitality facilities, such as restaurants or bars. A corona entry pass is not required for takeout food or drink.

This information is provided by

Netherlands Chamber of Commerce, KVK