Update coronavirus

On this page you can find the current information about the measures that apply in Haarlem because of the corona virus. The most important (general) measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus are shown in the video of the National Government at the bottom of this page. In summary, these are the measures we all follow:

  • Keep 1.5 meters distance
  • Stay away from crowded places
  • Sneeze and cough in the inside of your elbow
  • Wash your hands often and thorough
  • Do you have a cold? Then stay home!
  • Work from home as much as possible
  • Don't shake hands
  • People over 70 or people with frail health are extra careful

The measures below are in line with the information published by the RIVM and the Dutch National Government.

Update measures - Kennemerland region - Based on the press conference (13th of October)

  • The national standard for groups is; invite a maximum of 3 people per day.
  • In indoor spaces where people are seated, the maximum number of people is 30.
  • For groups outside, a maximum of 4 persons or 1 household applies.
  • All food and beverage outlets close their doors(except: hotels for hotel guests, funeral homes and airports past the security check). Pick up is still possible.
  • At so-called transfer locations (for example monuments, libraries and museums), visits must take place on the basis of a reservation per period, with the exception of retail trade and food markets.
  • Retail stores close by 8:00 PM at the latest. Shopping evenings will be cancelled.
  • No more alcohol or soft drugs will be sold or delivered between 8:00 PM - 7:00 AM.
  • It is not allowed to carry or consume alcohol or soft drugs in public spaces between 20:00 and 07:00.
  • For everyone over 18, sports are only allowed at a distance of 1.5 meters and only individually or in a team with no more than 4 people. Competitions are not allowed.
  • For children up to 18 years, team sports and mutual competitions with teams from their own club are allowed.
  • In addition to the sports canteens, showers and changing rooms are also closed.
  • Travel as little as possible.

Mouth masks:

  • From the age of 13, wear a face mask in public indoor areas and on public transport.
  • In secondary education (VO), MBO and higher education (HO), everyone wears a mask outside of class.

cultural institutions

Food and beverage outlets are closed from Wednesday 14/10/2020.

Cinemas, theaters, concert halls and stages

  • Maximum of 30 visitors per room with fixed seats (excluding staff), plus reservation and health check in advance.

Open air theaters and concerts

  • Events are prohibited.

Museums, libraries and monuments

  • At so-called transfer locations (for example monuments, libraries and museums), visits must take place on the basis of a reservation per period, with the exception of retail trade and food markets.
  • Teylers Museum and the Frans Hals Museum currently have a face mask obligation.

Hospitality industry

Food and beverage outlets are closed from Wednesday 14/10/2020. This includes:
Restaurants, café's and terraces, discotheques, clubs and similar entertainment venues

Events

Events are prohibited with the exception of:

  • Food markets
  • Trade fairs and conferences
  • Cinemas and theaters
  • Matches
  • Demonstrations, gatherings and meetings as referred to in the Public Events Act

Do you want to organize an event? Please contact the event coordinator Chantal Baas. She can be reached at 06-46215293 or send an email to cbaas@haarlem.nl. In consultation it will be examined to what extent the event can be organized according to the corona conditions. You can only apply for the event permit in writing if your event is promising under these conditions.

More information

Sports

Indoor and outdoor sports

  • For everyone over 18, sports are only allowed at a distance of 1.5 meters and only individually or in a team with no more than 4 people. Competitions are not allowed.
  • For children up to 18 years, team sports and mutual competitions with teams from their own club are allowed.
  • In addition to the sports canteens, showers and changing rooms are also closed.
  • Exceptions apply to professional athletes.
  • No public is allowed in sports.

Transportation

Traveling to and from Amsterdam (city), Rotterdam (city) and The Hague (city): only necessary trips can be made to and from the 3 cities concerned. Vital processes are the exception, and so is visiting a seriously ill mother. Education (basic, secondary) continues. A teachers' journey to school is a necessary journey.

Public transport

  • Travel only if necessary.
  • Try to avoid crowds, travel outside rush hours and take extra time to use another means of transport if necessary
  • Keep 1.5 meters distance at stations, platforms and at the stops
  • Since June 1st wearing a non-medical face mask is mandatory in public transport for travelers aged 13 and above
  • Wearing a face mask is not mandatory at stations, platforms and at the stops

Transport by car

  • A face mask is recommended when traveling in a car with people from another household
  • Children up to the age of 12 do not have to wear a face mask
  • In a taxi, wearing a non-medical face mask is mandatory for all passengers from 13 years old, including the taxi driver

Travelling by plane

  • Wearing a non-medical mask is mandatory while boarding and during the flight
  • During flight, contact between crew and passenger is limited as much as possible
  • Foreign airlines can apply other rules, so it is advisable to consult the regulations of the booked airline for the current rules and regulations

Holiday

For everyone living in the Netherlands, the following advice applies:

  • Make sure you travel smart and prepare well.
  • Consider holidaying in the Netherlands.
  • If you aren't bound to school holidays, travel off-season if possible.

Holidaying in the Netherlands

  • Consider visiting regions or cities that are not tourist hotspots.
  • Avoid busy places and travel outside peak hours. Travel by bike or on foot as much as possible for short journeys.

Download the travel smart poster

Stay at home if you feel unwell, wash your hands often, and keep your distance from other people in public. Together we can slow down the spread of Covid-19. 

If you’re in Haarlem and have questions about the coronavirus please call +31(0)23 531 7325 (Tourist office Haarlem). If you’re in Haarlem and you have questions about coronavirus symptoms you may have, please call the Dutch health line (GGD) on 0800-1202 or 00 31 850 659 063. The support line is answered and staffed by medical personnel.

You'll find information on Dutch healthcare for visitors on government.nl (Emergency information from Dutch authorities)