The measures that have been taken against the spreading of the Corona virus (COVID-19) will impact your visit to The Hague. The Government of The Netherlands has taken measures for the whole country in order to counter the further spreading of the virus.
All museums, concert halls, theaters, sports clubs and other highlights of The Hague are currently closed. Also all restaurants, bars, beach bars and other eating and drinking establishments are closed, but some offer take-away or delivery. This measures will be in place until at least 29 April. Next to that, all events before 1 June in the whole of The Netherlands have been cancelled, including small events and gatherings. Some hotels remain open, but other hotels have closed for now.
The Government of The Netherlands has made it obligatory to always keep a minimum distance of 1,5 meters to other persons. Moreover, it is not allowed to gather with more than two people, apart from people who are part of the same household. The rules will be strictly enforced and those who ignore them can get a hefty fine.
Especially when the weather is good, in the weekends and outside of regular working hours, parks and the beach tend to get too busy. Because of that, people will no longer be able to keep the minimum distance of 1,5 meters to others. Therefore, the Government strongly advices to avoid visiting the parks and beach during these busy moments and avoid crowds altogether. The Government also strongly advises against making holiday plans for the May-holiday, as it is very unlikely that these plans can go ahead.
The Hague Info Store (THIS)
The tourist information office in the city center, The Hague Info Store (THIS), is closed because of the current Government measures against the Corona virus. At this moment it is not clear yet when the THIS will open again. It is still possible to reach The Hague Info Store (THIS) via phone, email, twitter and whatsapp. Go to the page of THIS for more information.
Are you planning to visit The Hague? We strongly advise you to check the with the relevant organisations themselves if events are cancelled or not and if locations that you were planning to visit are open. In addition, we recommend that you should keep yourself informed regarding the information the Government is providing which will advise you about the current public health situation.
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
Since the Corona virus currently makes an actual visit to The Hague rather difficult, we will gladly provide you with some tips to explore The Hague online. Are your children bored from being at home? Check our tips to entertain them while still experiencing a bit of The Hague. In these difficult times, we stand strong together in The Hague. Have a look at the most beautiful initiatives that have been set up in The Hague during this Corona-crisis.