Corona: rules for the hospitality sector

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO

Are you an entrepreneur in the Dutch hospitality sector? From 19 December 05:00 hours you may no longer be open. You are allowed to offer takeaway and delivery.

Conference halls and party venues

Conference halls and party venues must be closed from 19 December 2021 05:00 hours.


Hotels may serve their overnight guests food and drinks (roomservice or takeaway).

Nightclubs and discotheques

Nightclubs, discotheques and other dance halls must be closed.

Safe working and guidelines

The advice is that staff in the catering and hospitality sector gets tested for corona twice a week. This is not mandatory.

Hospitality sector organisation Koninklijke Horeca Nederland (KHN) has drawn up a protocol for the reopening of (terraces of) hospitality establishments (in Dutch). The Association of Asian Catering Entrepreneurs (VCHO), the Dutch Hospitality Guild (NHG) and the Association of Professional Deep-Fryers (ProFri) have also drawn up a protocol (in Dutch and Chinese). Most sector organisations have drawn up so-called corona protocols with guidelines on how to implement the government's rules and National Institute for Public Health and the Environment's (RIVM) advices in your business. You can find these on the Dutch-language website Mijn coronaprotocol.

Financial support

Do you want to make use of or have you applied to one of the government measures for financial support? It makes no difference whether you are open for business or not. You can apply when you fulfil the requirements.

This information is provided by

Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO