Coronavirus and holidaying in the Netherlands

If you are going on holiday in the Netherlands, avoid busy places. Follow the basic rules during your holiday to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Maximum number of people in a holiday accommodation

You can stay in 1 holiday accommodation:

  • with the people you live with at the same address; or
  • or in a group of 4 people who do not live at the same address. (not counting children under 13). For example, 2 adults and their 8-year-old child can share a holiday accommodation with 2 adults from a different household.

Group accommodations

In group accommodations the maximum number of people applies per room. Communal areas are closed. Establishments serving food and drink at group accommodations may only provide a takeaway or delivery service.

In holiday accommodation the following still applies: receive no more than 2 visitors per day.

Showers and toilets at campsites are open

Washing facilities and toilets at campsites are open.

During your holiday in the Netherlands

Enforcement of coronavirus rules

The owners of your holiday accommodation, such as a hotel or campsite, are responsible for ensuring that you follow the rules. If you do not follow the rules the municipality can deploy special enforcement officers or the police. 

The head of a safety region can close places like campsites, holiday parks, hotels and beaches if, for example, there is a risk of increased coronavirus infections.

Cancelling a holiday in the Netherlands

Holiday accommodation in the Netherlands, such as campsites, hotels and holiday parks, is allowed to be open.

  • If you booked holiday accommodation in the Netherlands but now want to cancel your booking, you will have to pay any costs associated with the cancellation yourself.
  • If you have to cancel your holiday because of the measures taken to combat coronavirus – for example, because you have COVID-19 symptoms – you are advised to speak to the owner to try to come to an arrangement. There is no government cancellation scheme in place. You may also be able to claim from your insurer if you have taken out cancellation insurance, or find a solution together with your travel company.