What is actually allowed and what do you have to take into account for a visit to The Hague? By answering the most frequently asked questions below, we hope to make clear what you should take into account for a visit to The Hague.
Restrictive measures due to the containment of the Corona virus change from time to time. Below you can find the current status
Plan your visit to The Hague well, The information below is based on information from the National Government and the Municipality of The Hague. Check www.denhaag.nl or www.rijksoverheid.nl for more information.
Important information links:
Are you planning to visit The Hague? We strongly advise you to check information about travelling to Europe and to The Netherlands:
Please check here Information for visitors to The Netherlands
For more information about the measures taken against the Corona-virus, please visit the website of the Government of the Netherlands: https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19
Basic rules for everyone
- Wash your hands thoroughly and regularly.
- Keep a distance of 1.5 meters.
- If you have symptoms stay at home and get tested as soon as possible.
- Ensure a good flow of fresh air indoors.
- Face masks mandatory indoor
Closing times in general as of 15th of January 2022
- Food and drink venues such as restaurants and bars.
- Locations for artistic and cultural activities, such as cinemas, theatres and concert halls.
- Zoos and amusement parks.
A few locations may remain open:
- Essential shops such as supermarkets, pet shops, chemists, opticians and wholesalers may open from 05:00 to 20:00.
- The other shops are open until 5 pm. A mouth cap is mandatory in shops. And keep 1,5 meters distance. There should not be too many people in a store.
Ban on events
There is a ban on events. Events are therefore not possible.
I live abroad. Can I visit The Hague?
Always check the website of the National Government before departure to see if you can travel to The Netherlands. As a general rule, people traveling from areas that have less or as much risk of Corona as The Netherlands are welcome. Just like the Dutch, visitors must adhere to the applicable rules, such as keeping 1.5 metres away from each other and avoiding busy places. For the time being, it is compulsory to book your hotel, campsite or B&B in advance. When upon asked, you must be able to prove that you have a reservation. You are adviced to wear a face mask in public areas.
Before you visit The Hague from abroad, it is important to take the following steps:
- Are you ill? You need to stay at home.
- Take a good look at the rules of the country you are in and whether you can already travel abroad.
- Check the website of the Dutch national government to see whether it is permitted to visit The Netherlands from your country.
- If all this is possible: book one of the beautiful accommodations in The Hague. Check out our Accommodation in The Hague page for inspiration
If you have any questions about the Corona virus itself?
Please refer to www.rijksoverheid.nl/corona