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Information for travellers - Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Corona-virus still has a major influence on traveling and staying in the Netherlands, and Zaanstreek. The measures are constanty changing and with that also the current state of affairs at sights, cultural organizations, attractions, restaurants and other establishments. Check the website of the National Government for the most up-to-date state of affairs and check in advance which rules apply at the location you want to visit.

Updated 15-12-2020, 12:00

Are hotels still open?

The hotels in the Zaanstreek are open. Please contact your accommodation for the latest information on precautions and facilities. 

Can I still travel to the Zaanstreek by public transportation? 

Travel as little as possible. So, limit your outings, work from home if you can and travel outside peak hours. This applies to all forms of transport. Travel by bicycle or on foot for short journeys.

The current measures that apply in public transport can be found on the website of the National Government. Trains and other public transportation may run at amended schedules. Therefor, please plan your trip upfront at or  

Can you visit restaurants, cafes, cultural organisations and places to go out?

At this time, the restaurants, cafes, cultural organisations, libraries and places to go out are closed. You can, however, pick up food at some restaurants and have it delivered, check the restaurants websites for more information.

You will find the most current state of affairs regarding the measurements at the website of the National Government.

Take care of your health and protect others by following the advice of the national health authorities:

  • Avoid handshakes.
  • Avoid large groups (more than 30 people).
  • Wash your hands regularly.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Cough and sneeze into your inner elbow.
  • Turn away from others coughing or sneezing.
  • Use paper tissues to contain your coughs and blow your nose.
  • Everyone aged 13 or over should wear a face mask in indoor public spaces.

What to do in case of health complaints?

Do you have mild cold symptoms such as sneezing, sore throat, runny nose, coughing slightly, or a light fever? Stay calm and take the same precautions you would if you had the flu, although the following additional measures apply:

  • Get tested.
  • Stay inside.
  • Limit contacts.

If you have a fever with respiratory symptoms, including coughing and shortness of breath:

  • Contact the reception desk or the host of your stay
  • Contact the Dutch health authorities on 0800-1351

For more information and updates, please follow the website of the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM).