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 apply from July 1st and are in line with the information published by the RIVM and the Dutch National Government.

Cinemas, theaters, concert halls and stages

  • Maximum of 100 visitors per space (excluding staff)
  • No maximum number of people if there are fixed seats
  • Reservations in advance (timeslot) and a health check are necessary

Open air theaters and concerts

  • Maximum of 250 visitors per room (excluding staff)
  • No maximum number of people if there are fixed seats
  • Reservations in advance (timeslot) and a health check are necessary

Museums, libraries and monuments

  • Maximum number of visitors based on available space where 1.5 meters can be kept
  • Reservations in advance (timeslot) and a health check are necessary

Hospitality industry

Indoor hospitality

  • Guests should be able to keep 1.5 meters distance from each other, unless they belong to the same household
  • All guests must have a fixed seat
  • Maximum of 100 visitors (excluding staff)
  • No maximum number of people limit when there are fixed seats
  • Reservations in advance (timeslot) and a health check are necessary

Outdoor hospitality

  • Guests should be able to keep 1.5 meters distance from each other, unless they belong to the same household
  • All guests must have a fixed seat
  • Maximum of 250 visitors (excluding staff)
  • No maximum number of people limit when there are fixed seats
  • Reservations in advance (timeslot) and a health check are necessary

Discotheques, clubs and similar entertainment venues

  • Remain closed until the 1st of September, unless the Dutch Government decides otherwise

Events

  • Events with a notification and permit obligation are allowed when permission of the local authorities is granted
  • Events without fixed seats must follow additional rules and measures to be able to organize the event
  • AAll events must be able to guarantee the 1.5 meter rule during the event

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

  • As of July 1st both indoor and outdoor sports are allowed. Indoor sports accommodations are allowed to open again and people of all ages may exercise.
  • The 1.5 meter rule must at all times be guaranteed for athletes from 18 years old - from arrival up until departure
  • Changing rooms, toilets and shower facilities are open again but the 1.5-meter distance measure also applies here
  • Gyms may aply specific rules themselves, so it is advisable to consult your sports facility for their current rules and regulations

Transportation

Public transport

  • Public transport is freely accessible for all journeys, including non-essential journeys
  • 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

  • From July 1st it's allowed again to travel with people from a dfifferent household in one 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. 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)