Time to relax: the complete list of coronavirus measures from June 26

This week, the Netherlands is taking ginormous steps in the reopening of society after more than a year of coronavirus lockdowns.

So what exactly is happening?

Almost all restrictions are gone

Yes, it’s really happening! From Saturday, the Netherlands enter phase four of the government’s reopening plan. That means only basic measures will be in place, such as keeping 1.5 metres distance, wearing masks in especially crowded places (like public transport), and washing your hands regularly.

Changes to restrictions from the RIVM include:

  • No cap on the number of visitors you can have at home
  • Gone are the days of face masks, except where social distancing can’t be maintained
  • We’re working from the office, baby! (up to 50% of the time)
  • All locations and events will re-open with 1.5 metres distance and certain conditions
  • Amateur sports competitions are back on
  • Locations and events can re-open without social distancing if all guests can provide a “corona ticket”
  • Sing your heart out! No more restrictions on singing, screaming, or wind instruments
  • Late-night alcohol runs: the ban on buying alcohol after 10 PM expires
  • You can get a free corona test for travelling

Clubs are opening FRIDAY night

Alright, technically Saturday morning, but they’re keen! The first nightclubs in the Netherlands are already opening their doors at 12:01 AM Saturday 26 — so if you’re out Friday evening you may just have a party night ahead.

People who can show a vaccination certificate, negative test, or prove that they’ve had coronavirus within the past six months are allowed to go clubbing — without worrying about social distancing.

What do you think about the new (lack of restrictions)? Will you be busting some moves this weekend? Tell us in the comments below!

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Christine Stein Hededam 🇩🇰
A Dane with a special place in her heart for Minnesota, Christine is now falling in love with everything Dutch. Between finishing her bachelor’s degree, learning Dutch, and doing yoga teacher training, you will find her wandering about the Hague. Always up for visiting new places, she loves to explore the Netherlands with friends and takes pride in scoping out cute cafés (wherein to discuss books, big plans, and food).


  1. What about receiving international visitors? Many people around the world have relatives there!!!!!!!


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