Basic rules

Everyone in the Netherlands abides by these basic rules:

  • Wash your hands frequently.
  • Give each other space. 1,5 meters remains a safe distance.
  • Stay in your accommodation if you have any symptoms such as colds, shortness of breath and/or fever and call 0800-1202 to have yourself tested. In the case of symptoms such as shortness of breath and fever, the whole group must remain in the holiday accommodation.
  • Provide fresh air. Fresh air helps to limit the transmission of the virus. Make sure that your accommodation is regularly aired, for example by always leaving a window open.
  • Are you travelling by public transport? Wear a non-medical face mask. It is compulsory for everyone aged 13 years and older to wear a face mask in a tram, (water)bus, metro and train.

Additional rules

The consequences of not complying with the regulations

If you do not comply with the mask rule, you risk a fine. 

More information about the Dutch corona measures

Corona measures in the Netherlands

At various places in the Netherlands specific rules apply, for example at a campsite, hotel or shop. The current rules can be found here. Keep an eye on to see if the situation and measures change. 

Hotels, holiday parks and campsites

Many hotels, holiday parks and campsites have information on their websites about how they deal with the effects of the corona virus. Check this information before you leave so that you know what to expect.  

Outdoor seating areas, restaurants and cafés

From September 25, keeping 1,5 meters away is no longer required. All visitors from the age of 13 are required to show a corona admission ticket, except on a terrace or takeaway. From the age of 14, the corona admission ticket is checked together with the proof of identity (identity card, passport or driver's license).

Outdoor seating areas, restaurants and cafes may be open from 06:00 to 00:00. Registration and a prior health check are required. There is no maximum number of visitors and entertainment, such as live music, is allowed. Nightclubs, dance bars and discotheques also close at 00:00.

Shops and markets are open

Stores are allowed to receive customers again without a store appointment. To prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the advice remains:

  • Wash your hands before and after shopping.
  • Give each other space. Keeping 1,5 meters away is still the best thing you can do to prevent the virus from spreading. Especially for vulnerable people.
  • Pay as much as possible with pin or contactless.

Swimming pools, theme parks and zoos are open

Are you going to a zoo or amusement park? You do not need to show a corona ticket at the entrance. You may have to show your corona ticket at the zoo or amusement park when you are - for example - attending a performance or in a restaurant. The corona ticket is valid from 13 years. From the age of 14 you must also show an ID (identity card, passport or driver's license).

Swimming pools are open. You do not have to show a corona ticket at the entrance. The basic rules also apply to swimming: give each other space and in case of symptoms such as colds, shortness of breath and/or fever: stay in your holiday home and get tested.

Cultural venues such as museums, theaters and cinemas open again

Je kunt naar het theater, de bioscoop, het museum, de bibliotheek of een concert. In sommige culturele locaties, zoals theaters, bioscopen en concertzalen heb je een coronatoegangsbewijs nodig.

Explore the undiscovered places in our region

At you will find all there is to do and experience in our region.  When choosing an activity, take into account the corona measures. You will find some inspiration below. 

Happy places in Schagen

Take a walking or cycling tour through the places that the inhabitants of Schagen have named as their happy places. At each place, you will discover a special story and get three tips for happiness.

Skyline walk - Hoorn

The town of Hoorn is situated on the water and was very prosperous during the seventeenth century. Its location on the Hoornse Hop provides a beautiful rounded skyline that you can see during a walk over the dike. Admire the compelling architecture of the theatre, the city beach development and the iconic Sterflats. 

Former Wadden Island Wieringen

A unique hilly area with historic farms, winding roads and beautiful views over the Wadden Sea.

Nature in the Hollands Kroon area

Go walking, cycling or boating through one of the beautiful nature reserves of the Hollands Kroon area. You could consider, for example, one of the following recreational areas:

  • The Dijkgats forest in Wieringermeer
  • The Robbenoord forest in Wieringermeer
  • The Zuiderstrand beach in Den Oever
  • The Amstelmeer lake in Westerland op Wieringen
  • The Slootdorper forest in Slootdorp
  • The Kruiszwin nature reserve in Anna Paulowna
  • The Waard canal in Wieringerwaard/Nieuwesluis


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