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Rules for tourism businesses and events

This information is provided by

Netherlands Chamber of Commerce, KVK

Since 1 July, companies in the tourism sector and event organisers have been allowed to re-open their venues. General rules are in place for all indoor and outdoor venues. Per sector, specific rules can apply.

Since 1 July: general rules for indoor and outdoor venues

  • The maximum number of persons present at seated indoor venues has been increased to 100. If venues make use of reservations and carry out health check talks, there is no maximum amount of guests.
  • There is no maximum number of guests for museums, shops, libraries and other indoor venues where guests are on the move, as long as the 1.5 metres distance rule is observed.
  • The maximum number of persons present at outdoor venues has been increased to 250. If venues make use of reservations and carry out health check talks, there is no maximum amount of guests.
  • There is no maximum number of guests for zoos, theme parks and other outdoor venues where guests are on the move, as long as the 1.5 metres distance rule is observed.
  • Events that require permits can take place again. There are no specific financial measures for event organising businesses. You can make use of the existing measures.

To run your business, you must observe the RIVM guidelinesExternal link. Make sure your staff and visitors are able to keep 1.5 metres distance, and provide hygiene materials. You are responsible for seeing to it that the rules are observed. For more information on the guidelines and how to apply them in your business, consult your sector organisation.

Conditional re-opening

Your company can only re-open, and stay opened, on the condition that the coronavirus remains under control. The government may decide to close down certain sectors again. Or re-open them at a later date than mentioned here.

Holiday camps and campsites open

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. The common toilets, washing rooms and showers have re-opened.

Please note: these are national rules. The head of a local safety region (for a map, see RijksoverheidExternal link, in Dutch) can decide to close holiday parks or campsites when necessary. For instance, to avoid crowding.

Hotels, cinemas, hospitality, museums, zoos, theme parks

  • Hotels are allowed to be open for guests who come to spend the night. Staying guests as well as non-staying guests are allowed to have a drink, eat breakfast, lunch and dine in the hotel restaurant or bar. They must be able to keep 1.5 metres distance from each other.
  • Cinemas, hospitality businesses and cultural institutes have been open since 1 June. Cafes and restaurants have to observe the rules for hospitality businesses during corona. Terraces are also open. Here also, conditions apply.
  • Museums re-opened 1 June. 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.

This information is provided by

Netherlands Chamber of Commerce, KVK