COVID-19 latest measures

The Dutch government has taken new measures to stem the spread of the coronavirus in the Netherlands.

These are the latest measures as of November 04, 2020, 22:00 up and including Wednesday 18 November:

  • All bars, restaurants and cafes will be closed. Takeaway remains possible. Between 20:00 and 7:00 it is not allowed to carry or consume alcohol and soft drugs in public spaces.

  • Maximum 2 guests per day can be received at home. 
    Maximum group size from different households becomes 2 (outdoors and indoors).

  • Working from home is strongly advised, unless there is no other option.
  • All shops will be closed after 20:00 with the exception of supermarkets which can close later. Special hours for vulnerable people is introduced again.
    No late night shopping day.

  • All events are prohibited - festivals, concerts. 

  • All publicly open venues are closed. This includes museums, cinemas, theatres, zoos, amusement parks, libraries, swimming pools. Gym remain open but only for individual workouts. Contact professionals remain open.
  • It is strongly advised to travel as least as possible. The cabinet advises not to book non-essential trips at least until mid-January.

  • Masks remain mandatory in public transport by everyone above the age of 13 and in public sectors, such as schools, universities, MBO's.
    Masks may become obligatory everywhere in public places from December 1.

For more information and updates on the measures, visit the website of the Dutch government.

For more information on the level of risk for different regions in the Netherlands, look at the COVID-19 level of risk map.