Coronavirus and holidaying in the Netherlands

You can go on holiday in the Netherlands, but it is important to follow the advice on limiting the spread of the coronavirus. And if you test positive for coronavirus during your holiday, you must self-isolate.

Advice on limiting the spread of COVID-19

Follow the advice on limiting the spread of the coronavirus.

Going to a bar, restaurant or activity

As of 25 February 2022, the coronavirus entry pass (QR code) is no longer needed for going to a bar, restaurant or activity. The coronavirus entry pass desk for visitors in Amsterdam is closed as of 24 February 2022.

Rules for holidaying in the Netherlands

If you develop coronavirus symptoms, you are advised to

  • stay in your accommodation,
  • avoid contact with others and
  • do a self-test. Getting tested by the municipal health service (GGD) is still possible for specific groups.

If the result of your self-test is positive you must isolate.

Are you travelling with someone who has a positive test? Do the Quarantine Check.

See the overview of coronavirus measures in brief.

Testing positive while visiting the Netherlands

If you are visiting the Netherlands and you test positive for coronavirus, you must self-isolate.

  • If you booked your trip through a tour operator, contact them if you need to isolate due to a positive test.
  • If you are travelling independently, you must arrange a place to isolate yourself.

If you continue to test positive, contact the country you are travelling to after your stay in the Netherlands to find out about the entry rules for that country.