It’s finally time to wave goodbye to the 9 PM curfew — and exchange it for the 10 PM version. An improvement is better than nothing!
Shops and supermarkets will also enjoy a stretch in their opening hours, now able to close their doors at 9:45 PM at the latest.
The curfew will continue to end at 4:30 AM and anyone found outside between 10 PM and 4:30 AM without a valid reason will be fined €95. 💸
Curfew in the Netherlands
With infection numbers continuing to rise throughout the country, the cabinet cannot see the justification in ending the curfew for the time being.
However, as the Netherlands enters summer, it would have been more difficult to continue to implement the 9 PM curfew. Why you may ask? It’s simple, the sunlight.
Anyone living in the country of continuous cloud cover — a.k.a the Netherlands — knows that sunshine is widely appreciated. This may lead to more people breaking curfew throughout the summer months in order to soak up the last bit of precious sunrays.
In order to reduce the chance of an exponential jump in the number of fines handed out, the decision was made to push back the curfew by an hour. We’ll take an extra hour of soaking up sunshine any day! ☀️😎
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