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Shops, gyms and hairdressers to reopen on Saturday 15 January

The rules for sports, artistic and cultural activities, contact-based industries, shops and education will be relaxed on Saturday ...

News item | 14-01-2022 | 20:30

Slowing the spread of the Omicron variant: lockdown in the Netherlands

It has become clear in the past week that the Omicron variant is spreading very rapidly in the Netherlands too. The Outbreak ...

News item | 18-12-2021 | 19:15

Evening closures prolonged, primary schools to shut a week early before Christmas

The number of new coronavirus cases is still very high and there are still many COVID-19 patients in hospital. But the surge in ...

News item | 14-12-2021 | 19:15

Evening closures and stricter measures during the day

The number of people testing positive for coronavirus has never been as high as during the past few weeks. Access to healthcare ...

News item | 26-11-2021 | 19:11

Infection rate must go down: stricter rules to limit person-to-person contacts

The government is tightening up measures to combat the sharp increase in coronavirus infections and avoid putting further ...

News item | 12-11-2021 | 20:45

Set-up of first seven cannabis-growing farms for experiment has commenced

To date, the ‘closed coffee shop chain experiment’ – also known as the ‘weed experiment’ – has involved the designation of seven ...

News item | 04-11-2021 | 12:28

Infections must decrease, appropriate measures needed

In recent weeks the number of coronavirus infections in the Netherlands has risen rapidly. More and more people are being ...

News item | 02-11-2021 | 19:15

Netherlands to reopen further with coronavirus entry passes

As of 25 September, we no longer have to stay 1.5 metres from others. This is a big step forwards. It means restaurants and bars ...

News item | 14-09-2021 | 19:08

Important changes for travellers to the Netherlands as of September 4th 2021

On 4 September a number of important changes will come into effect regarding the designation of high-risk and very high-risk ...

News item | 03-09-2021 | 09:00

No restrictions for on-site learning but other measures against COVID-19 extended

This week saw the 22 millionth dose of vaccine administered. The Netherlands now has high vaccination coverage and the figure is ...

News item | 13-08-2021 | 19:10