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Corona (COVID-19) has had a great impact on tourism activities in Holland in the last 1.5 years. Fortunately, we are now at a point where a lot is possible again. Because most adults in the Netherlands are fully vaccinated and infection rates are low, we are returning to a normal situation with lots of fun activities and events for young and old. Below, we describe the measures that still apply and the activities and events that will continue in 2021!

Corona rules in the Netherlands

As of 26 June 2021, the Netherlands has stopped most of the measures and fortunately a lot is allowed. There are still a number of measures that will probably apply until 13 August 2021. These measures are:

  • Keep 1.5 metres away from other people
  • Wash your hands regularly;
  • In public transport and at airports it is compulsory to wear a mouth mask
  • Cough and sneeze into the inside of your elbow;
  • If you have a cold or fever, stay at home and get tested

Events will go on

Castlefest Keukenhof 2021
Photo credits: Coen Halmans

Fortunately, in 2021 events may again be organised in and around the Bollenstreek. If it is not possible to keep a 1.5 metre distance from an event, the event must work with Testing for Entry. For this, you have to: be tested negative just before the event, be vaccinated or be cured of Corona. In our Holland Events Calendar we will post the events and whether they are events with Tests for Access.

Amusement parks, zoos and outdoor museums are open

Restrictions are also lifted for many indoor and outdoor attractions, and people can once again enjoy the best amusement parks, zoos and museums. Also, both indoors and outdoors, people no longer need to wear a mouth mask. However, always keep a distance of 1.5 metres from others.

Sightseeing Tours along the beach, dunes and windmills

Electric scooter tour through the dunes

Would you like to enjoy the Bulb Region in a unique way? Then take a look at the unique sightseeing tours. Go exploring with an electric Renault Twizy, scooter or tandem bike. Or let yourself be driven around by a private chauffeur in a unique electric TukTuk!

Cycle routes

Fiets pontje Kaag
Cycle routes along the beach, dunes and windmills

In the summer, the Bollenstreek is also great for cycling. The beach, the dunes and the polder area with its many windmills ensure that you can really relax. There are various routes that allow you to discover the Bollenstreek. For an extra element of fun, there are also electric bikes, delivery bikes, (parent/child) tandems, solexes and electric scooters for hire along the routes. This will make your visit to the flowers even more fun! Read all about it on the special route pages:

Holidaying by the beach, in the dunes or in the polder

Kaag eiland

Are you ready to really get away from it all? In the Bollenstreek and its surroundings, there are many nice holiday parks, hotels and b&b’s where you can safely book a stay. During your stay, you’ll have all the time in the world to really celebrate spring. Enjoy the flower fields, the beach and the dunes. In spring, most accommodations are also attractively priced. So book your holiday in the Netherlands and celebrate spring in the Bollenstreek.

Current measures in the Netherlands

To combat the spread of the coronavirus in the Netherlands, the following measures apply.

MeasuresFrom 26 June 2021
Holiday Parks
Beach Clubs
Shopping mallsOpen
Amusement parksOpen
NightThere is no curfew in the Netherlands

Frequently asked questions – FAQ

Can I travel to the Netherlands?

There are still travel restrictions between countries in the world. Because of this, it may not be possible to travel from your destination to the Netherlands or only with a negative COVID-19 test or vaccination certificate. The situation regarding travel restrictions between countries is changing rapidly.

Check the Dutch government’s website for the latest information on travel restrictions.

Is a mouth mask obligatory in the Netherlands?

No, as of 26 June 2021, wearing a mouth mask will only be compulsory in public transport and airports in the Netherlands.

Can you go to the beach in the Netherlands?

Yes, the beach is even an ideal place to relax. The beach has a lot of space so the 1.5 metres rule is easy to observe. However, when visiting the beach, take into account the possible crowds. Especially on sunny days, some beaches can be very crowded. Therefore, choose quieter beaches and come early or late to the beach.

You can also choose to spend the night near the beach, so that you can walk or cycle to the beach and avoid any traffic jams.

Are the restaurants, beach clubs and terraces open

Yes, the restaurants will be fully open again from 26 June. The 1.5 metre rule does apply.

Can you cycle, walk or sail?

Yes, cycling, walking and sailing are activities where it is easy to keep your distance. Junction networks have been constructed to make it easy to determine and follow your route.

Are the hotels, holiday parks and campsites open?

All accommodations in the Bollenstreek welcome guests. The facilities such as restaurants and swimming pools are also open.

Are the attractions such as museums, amusement parks and swimming pools open?

Yes, all indoor and outdoor locations will be open again from 26 June. It is also no longer necessary to wear a mouth mask in the indoor and outdoor venues. Online reservations are required at many venues.

Are the shopping malls open?

Yes, the malls are open and in the shops you do not need to wear a mouth mask from 26 June 2021.

Does public transport run?

Yes, public transport runs. However, in the Netherlands it is compulsory to wear a mouth mask in public transport.

  • For current departure and arrival times check 9292.nl

More information on corona

For more information on the coronavirus and tips, visit the RIVM website or the World Health Organization website.

Tips Bollenstreek

Come and enjoy between beach and city and discover Holland from the most beautiful holiday region of the Netherlands. View our tips below.

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