Dodging restrictions: Dutch youths are crossing the German border to party

People will do whatever it takes to get a good feestje on! Dutch youths are crossing the border into Germany on the weekends to party.

These youths will rent party buses from the Twente area and go into Germany on the weekends because the clubs are open longer there, reports the NOS.

In the Netherlands, going to a club or a discotheque is not possible right now because of the evening lockdown. The solution? Just cross the border, apparently! 🙄

German clubs open until 4:00

“We like to go out and we can go out late, until 4:00. We have a QR-code so we believe that we’re prepared and that’s responsible enough,” said one Dutch partygoer. 🤡

Local bus companies don’t seem to have an issue with taking the kids to Germany.

Mike Mensik, a bus driver from Fietex, said that giving bus rides to these kids is his only form of income at the moment, apart from a few day rides until 20:00.

The Twente security region are pissed

The Twente security region is not happy with the Dutch youth or with the bus drivers who are willing to take them across the border.

“You have a societal responsibility. You know what the situation is at this moment with the virus. If you want to earn income, I would say not right now, and not like this,” said the chairman of the security region.

What do you think about Dutch youths going to party in Germany? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!

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Nicole Ogden 🇹🇭 🇺🇸
Hailing from the bustling city of Bangkok, Nicole is a Thai/American international student who came to the Netherlands to study linguistics. When she's not reading books or listening to true crime podcasts, she's practising her singing and guitar skills! She is also attempting to pick up the Dutch language (moeilijk).


  1. Sorry, But i agree with Dutch youths. I am 25 and since i was 23 i am in quarantine. These amazing ages won’t come back later. I got my vaccine and i did my responsibility. If other people didn’t get vaccine and they are getting Corona it’s not my problem. In Germany everyone got vaccine can go to everywhere and enjoy ann they don’t have quarantine. And the people who didn’t get vaccine they can’t go anywhere and actually they are in quarantine. It’s fair. But The Netherlands doesn’t know what is fair.


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